Wednesday, May 09, 2012

A peek at Kehinde Wiley

The Virgin Martyr St. Cecilia

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 I've seen his work in the real and they're really beautiful and because of their size also have a majestic presence.
"The artist describes his approach as "interrogating the notion of the master painter, at once critical and complicit." Wiley’s figurative paintings "quote historical sources and position young black men within that field of power.” In this manner, Wiley’s paintings fuse history and style in a unique and contemporary manner."
Hip Hop and Contemporary Culture

Meanwhile I seem to be continually fascinated with trying my hand at stencils, and expanding to two layers. Since we are talking about hip hop art, this is another version of village fam band member,Marcus, on an upcycled old vinyl record which  will be going out for free art friday.