Kehinde Wiley inspires hope. He shows that the prominent figures from history could be anyone, given the opportunity. He shows a brighter tomorrow, and that progress is moving towards that brighter future. The art he creates inspires me to keep moving forwards and to never look back. He takes pictures that show the tyranny of the past, from the kings of France, and replaces the powerful tyrants of the past with himself. To sum up his work in one line i would say, we can not change the past, what is done is done, but we can change our future.
February 7, 2011