policymic:

Kehinde Wiley is turning art history on its head — and every 20-something art lover should know his name

Born in Los Angeles in 1977, the African-American artist works within the boundaries set by the Old European portrait masters like Titian. Wiley’s twist is that he frames the black cultural experience within the pomp, majesty and enormous gilded frames of white art history.

And people are paying attention. 

Read more | Follow policymic

(via feelknower1993)