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KEHINDE WILEY, THE PRESIDENT PAINTER

A portrait painting of Obama went viral earlier in February 2018 and the man behind the painting has our attention. Kehinde Wiley, a U.S. based Nigerian Artiste explores a traditional and contemporary vibe to his works. Kehinde plays with prints and floral designs as the background while infusing bold figures of humans to produce this powerful illustration.

Wiley, has painted a number of huge personalities to grace the earth like Michael Jackson, Ice-T, LL Cool J and many more. According to his website, his works are described to “quote historical sources and position young black men within the field of power”

Photo Credit: http://kehindewiley.com/works/

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