ART

Kehinde Wiley

It was almost impossible to choose which of Kehinde Wiley's fukin rad paintings to display. I chose these because I liked the themes of 1) hot women mugging in front of psychedelic wallpaper, and 2) men lying down. (This theme is in no way Wiley's, these paintings are from different exhibitions and projects.)

The men lying down are, in fact, part of Wiley's Down series. Paintings in this series reinvent the poses and compositions of master works with  young, black dudes as subjects. The paintings are badass and flawless. They're also enormous (see artist in last image for scale), which further emphasizes their sensation du triomphe (#iwokeuplikethis).

Stop what you're doing and g visit kehindewiley.com to see more and even more of his pieces. Go now. Do it. 

 Portrait of Mary Hill, Lady Killigrew, 2013

Portrait of Mary Hill, Lady Killigrew, 2013

 The Lamentation Over the Dead Christ, 2008

The Lamentation Over the Dead Christ, 2008

 China Samantha Nash, 2013

China Samantha Nash, 2013

 The Virgin Martyr St Cecilia, 2006

The Virgin Martyr St Cecilia, 2006

 Femme piquee par un serpent, 2008

Femme piquee par un serpent, 2008