I made a trip to the Phoenix Art Museum yesterday to get one last look at the Kehinde Wiley exhibit before it comes down next week. So, I thought I'd share three more paintings from that exhibit.
The talent of Wiley is most impressive to me. I watched a video he made about his work while I was there and I found it interesting how he recruits his models and composes the paintings. He has a book full of photos of classic paintings and he chooses several that he wants to use. He then poses his models in similar poses to what are in those paintings and photographs them. He then uses the photos as the basis for his paintings. Adding the backgrounds and other things like the horses.
This was an exhibit that I thoroughly enjoyed!