Archive for March 27, 2010

African Americans in Art…. Kehinde Wiley….

this will be the last post on African American painters and go back to mixed media artists for a few posts.

Kehinde Wiley is one of the best up and comers of the art world. He has been on art magazine covers and featured in magazines like American Artist. He was born in 1977. He chooses his subjects in Harlem and then paints the modern looking person in a very old fashioned painting. A mix of modern with traditional aspects. Really modern in clothing and bling jewelry. He attended college at Yale and finished his studies there in 2001. He also has some books featuring his work out as well.

I have the most respect for him of any artist under 40 because he is so diverse in the mediums he can use. Please take note of his sculpture.