Kehinde Wiley – A New Republic painting series
Kehinde Wiley is a world renowned contemporary black artist. Common to his work is the influence of art historical portraits, highly rendered forms and organic patterned backgrounds. In his series, A New Republic, Wiley street casts models for the subjects of his paintings. Central to his work is elevating the image of people of color to belong in institutions alongside historically white portraiture, thus “transforming the way we as a culture view the black body in public spaces.”
A documentary about this creation of this series is available on Amazon Prime.