Kehinde Wiley’s paintings often blur the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation. Rendered in a realistic mode–while making references to specific Old Master paintings–Wiley creates a fusion of period styles, ranging from French Rococo, Islamic architecture and West African textile design to urban hip hop and the “Sea Foam Green” of a Martha Stewart Interiors color swatch. Wiley’s slightly larger than life size figures are depicted in a heroic manner, as their poses connote power and spiritual awakening. Wiley’s portrayal of masculinity is filtered through these poses of power and spirituality.
Contemporary Art Week!
A compilation of French artist Hubert de Lartigue’s stunning hyperrealistic lip paintings, all acrylic on canvas.
“The beauty of women and girls inspire me, I always do my best on each work. I try to be real. My style is the difference between the reality and my skills”