Kehinde Wiley | Theatrical Gestures

Curators: Dalia Levin, Tal Bechler
Jan. 26, 2013 - Apr. 20, 2013

Born in Los Angeles in 1977.
Passing/Posing from Coronation of the Virgin, 2005, oil and enamel on canvas, frame

Kehinde Wiley’s works incorporate a range of art-historical and vernacular styles ranging from French Rococo paintings to contemporary urban street art in compositions that cast young black men as somewhat heroic figures. His large-than-life subjects are depicted in poses that underscore their power and masculinity while pointing to a process of spiritual awakening.

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