Frieze Fairs - 12 Sep 2019

Joy Labinjo: 'It's a Great Time to be a Young Black British Artist'

Meet the London-based artist presenting a solo show with Tiwani Contemporary at Frieze London 2019

We visit Joy Labinjo's studio in Brixton, ahead of the artist's Focus presentation at Frieze London. Labinjo will also present a major solo exhibition, 'Our Histories Cling To Us' at BALTIC Contemporary in October 2019.

Joy Labinjo’s large-scale paintings depict intimate, contemporary scenes of family life: a group of people casually lying down on a sofa and chatting after a family gathering, a child and his grandmother posing together in front of the camera, or stolen moments before the official wedding portrait. Her work expands on her British-Nigerian heritage and explores the relationship between belonging, identity and culture. Find Out More