Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wylie is a contemporary American painter. He is famous both for his artistic skill and deliberate closeness to kitsch, but also for painting exclusively dark-skinned models, often according to the motifs of the most famous paintings in the history of European painting, except that the characters on them are not the ones we are used to, and what is more changed, for example the landscape was replaced with wallpaper. All in all, it is slightly moved aside, and when something is moved it can sometimes be better seen. So Kehinde moved, and you watch!

He is also known for his portrait of Barack Obama for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, which has portraits of all the US presidents, as well as many others.

On the occasion of his exhibition, the Columbus Museum of Art wrote that: "Wiley has gained recent acclaim for his heroic portraits which address the image and status of young African-American men in contemporary culture."

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