Ex-medical student who is doctoring art
Grime star Stormzy as depicted in a painting by Reuben Dangoor
WHEN REUBEN Dangoor put his medical degree on hold seven years ago, his family was concerned for his future.
Theycouldnothaveimaginedhe would become the artist behind an unlikely series of images mixing traditional British portraiture with the underground music scene known as Grime.
Mr Dangoor, 28, has paid tribute to the music he grew up with by painting its stars in the style of 18th-century por-
Reuben Dangoor traits. He sees it as “flipping what we see as quintessentially British on its head”.
He added: “Grime is so British as a sound and so is that style of painting and I wanted to bring that together.” Mr Dangoor is related to the philanthropist Sir Naim Dangoor, and is part of a family well known for its contribution to the community.
He said: “They have all seen the attention my paintings have got online and they have been really positive. They might have not known what Grime i s before, but they do now.”