Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley is an artist based in New York, USA; Beijing, China and Dakar, Senegal. His Public Art Fund commission, Go (2020), is installed in the Moynihan Train Hall at Pennsylvania Station, New York, USA. In 2021 his portrait of Barack Obama will go on view at Brooklyn Museum before traveling to LACMA, Los Angeles; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (all USA).

Finding inspiration from the 18th-century Venetian school to Black street style of the 2000s, Wiley creates a perfect metaphor for freedom and possibility, youth and self-invention

BY Matthew McLean AND Kehinde Wiley |