Kehinde Wiley

About the Artist

Kehinde Wiley was born in Los Angeles in 1977. His mother is American and his father is from Nigeria. Now he lives in New York and Bejing, China! Mr. Wiley's paintings usually show people of color in heroic, old fashioned poses, with bright, complicated patterns in the background. This is special because paintings like this were only really made of white people for a long time, and because his paintings are very beautiful and show what a great painter he is!

Let's look at his paintings!

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace - SXSW 2014 Accepted Film