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Kehinde Wiley

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Rachel Hoemke

on 21 November 2013

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Kehinde Wiley
Contemporary Artist
Artist's Bio
Los Angeles native and New York based visual artist, Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition. Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic and the sublime in his representation of urban, black and brown men found throughout the world.

His heroic paintings evoke a modern style instilling a unique and contemporary manner, awakening complex issues that many would prefer remain mute.
La Roi A La Chasse II
2007 108in x 108in
Treisha Lowe
2012 96in x 72in
Matar Mbaye II
2008 26in x 22in
132in x 300in
It's like
It is taking ideas from others and making
them your own.
Appropriation is
When is it okay to borrow from other artists?
Where can we find inspiration?
We always want to remember to make our art our own

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