Kehinde Wiley is active/lives in New York, California. Kehinde Wiley is known for African-American male figures-conceptual.
Biography Kehinde Wiley
Photorealist painter Kehinde Wiley is inspired by Renaissance paintings and late European portraits. He takes these influences and fuses them with casually dressed African-American men posing similar to prophets, saints and angels. Artists he draws inspiration from include Raphael, Titian, Tiepolo, Gainsborough, Ingres and Sargent.
He begins by approaching African-American men in Harlem, asks permission to paint them, shows them his work, the subject can then choose a painting he would like to imitate.
His first solo museum show, featuring 18 large-scale paintings, was at the Brooklyn Museum. In 2008, the Studio Museum in Harlem held a solo exhibition of his work, which was ten canvases from his series "The
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