Galerie Daniel Templon is presenting the first solo show in France by painter Kehinde Wiley, renowned in the United States as one of the most promising artists of his generation. To mark this event, Wiley has devised a new project, taking him from Morocco to Cameroon on an unexpected journey across the African continent.
“These dates represent France’s entry into the colonial enterprise of Africa, and its exit, or at least its exit in the modern sense. Colonialism has never ended; it has evolved into what we now call a type of neo-colonial project. But, by delineating a sense of the arch of history and the colonial presence in Africa, what we start to look at is not only a relationship with painting but also drawing lines connecting the two.”
– Kehinde Wiley, 2015