Edging towards the finish line with this piece. Well sort of, there are so many accessories I want to add to here. I need to run back to pinterest !
"As a black artist, the expectation of what you should be doing is always programmed for you regardless. There is a tendency to try to cubbyhole you that exists across the board in the art world… I’ve always done exactly what I wanted to do, regardless of what was out there. I just stuck to that principle and I’m a much happier person as a result. And I can’t imagine trying to satisfy any particular audience”
gelatin silver print, vinyl lettering
Painting with acrylics in a humid room. Definitely not for the faint heart.
Sketches for “The Air Up There”,”Today on Video Music Box” and “Bodega”.
Sketches for “Talking Shit Kes Loves McDonald’s”
So a great friend of mine shot my thesis and I scanned a painting
So these are up on the official site
And just when I was about to fall asleep I had more ideas for this sketch. elegantpaws
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.
I saw that 3rd to last one in Duke’s art museum. This guy is INCREDIBLE and a master at art. Like I love him, he is excellence. Black, black, excellence.