Evening Standard - ES Magazine



That Beyoncé cover-shoot for ‘Vogue’ catapulted then 23-year-old photograph­er Tyler Mitchell into a new realm of success, including being selected for the Time Magazine Next 100 by painter Amy Sherald. Now the Atlanta-born artist, who takes inspiratio­n from the history of images of Black people in the American South, has opened his first UK solo show at megagaller­y Gagosian. His contempora­ry portraitur­e — a football player with angel wings, a reclining figure enclosed by a picket fence — makes the familiar seem strange and challengin­g. Until 12 Nov (gagosian.com)

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