Kehinde Wiley | Artisit

From Emergent Africa Tue Feb 26 2013, 06:00:00

An Economist profile:

Image courtesy of Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley, an African-American artist, has gained attention for his vibrant, large-scale paintings that appear to mix urban hip-hop imagery with old-master portraiture. His subjects tend to be young black men in hoodies and jeans, who strike the confident poses of kings and aristocratic dandies against bright and ornate wallpaper-like backdrops. For his World Stage series, Mr Wiley has travelled the globe to paint portraits of black men from the streets of India, China, Brazil, Nigeria and Senegal. The most recent stop on this world tour was Israel, and his portraits of confident black Israeli Arabs and Jews are now on view at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum until May 27th...[continue reading]

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Will 'Power Africa' Help Grow Sustainable Energy? (guest column)
allAfrica.com
31 July 2014

Energy is recognised as a priority issue in the growing United States partnership with Africa, and is among the key themes of the U.S.-Africa Business Forum  being organised as an important core ... [read more]

West Africa:   WHO & West African Govts Launch Intensified Ebola Response (press release)
World Health Organization
1 August 2014

The Director-General of WHO and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola virus disease outbreak will meet Friday in Guinea to launch a new joint US$100 million response plan as part of ... [read more]

Liberia:   Govt Plan Attacks Ebola (news)
The New Republic Liberia
31 July 2014

The Government of Liberia has launched a $ US 21.4 million action plan to battle the Ebola virus in the country. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!