Verena Jaekel

Atta Yaqub (right) with his Brother, London, 19 May 2011. From A Scottish Family Portraits series

About this artwork

Atta Yaqub is best known for his leading role in Ken Loach’s film ‘Ae Fond Kiss…’ (2004). His family came to Glasgow in the 1960s, where he was born. He describes himself as a mixture of British, Scottish and Pakistani, drawing influences from each identity. Yaqub acknowledges his mother as his most influential role model. This striking photograph was taken at Atta’s brother's London flat. The bachelor pad contrasts with the other portraits in this series with its sharp lines, shiny surfaces and bare walls.

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  • artist:
    Verena JaekelGerman (born 1980)
  • title:
    Atta Yaqub (right) with his Brother, London, 19 May 2011. From A Scottish Family Portraits series
  • date created:
    2011
  • materials:
    digital C-type print
  • measurements:
    110.00 x 86.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2009
  • accession number:
    PGP 779.4
  • gallery:
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Verena Jaekel

Verena Jaekel