Black British artists can no longer be ignored, says sculptor Thomas J Price

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Price says the number of exhibitions focused on black artists has ‘set a new standard’ for representation in the UK

The British art world can no longer ignore or marginalise black artists, according to the sculptor Thomas J Price, who believes black British culture is finally being absorbed into the mainstream.

Price said the large number of exhibitions featuring black British artists – such as Entangled Pasts, Life Between Islands, Get Up, Stand Up Now and In the Black Fantastic – had “set a new standard” for representation, triggered by the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

The Time Is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure is at the National Portrait Gallery in London from 22 February to 19 Mayy

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