Thursday, April 30, 2009


Kehinde Wiley: Down. For those unfamiliar with Brooklynite Kehinde Wiley, two words - NEXT LEVEL. These images are from his 'Down' series that exhibited late last year at Deitch Projects, NY. The show was comprised of seven large scale works inspired by images of fallen warriors, saints, and classical mythology. The 411 - Kehinde is known for making figurative paintings that quote historical sources and position young black men within those fields of ‘power.’ His heroic figures, slightly larger than life size, are depicted in poses of power and spiritual awakening. In a nutshell - old school imagery with modern day subjects...a winning combination! -Mr.-

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