Ex-med­i­cal stu­dent who is doc­tor­ing art

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY ROSA DO­HERTY

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.”

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