Kehinde Wiley – Black Light


I first read up on Kehinde Wiley in an old issue of Interview Magazine around the opening of his solo exhibition ‘Down’ at Deitch. What caught my attention was Wiley’s method of viewing young, black males through a fine art lens, often utilizing very classic, very traditional modes of representation in a way that wasn’t meant to be jarring but almost with a shrug and an air of ‘well-why-wouldn’t-you?’


Wiley’s taken that idea and moved it forward with ‘Black Light,’ his first monograph now available through powerHouse Books. ‘Black Light’ also includes essays contributed by Brian Keith Jackson and Krista A. Thompson.

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