It all began when I was a little homie...nah, well yeah.
Thank you nana for the first church service, momma for the last ass whooping and the supreme source for the challenges.
My work presents a deep interest in black spirituality, ritual and identity.
Additionally, I hope to present a passion for “documentation” recording experiences/concepts through photography, painting, performance and film.
I am curious of the relationship between memory and erasure in the way one understands mortality.
In recent works, I have begun to explore how concepts such as: faith, endurance, and potentiality function within the history of the Afro-American experience.
Anthony Jamari Thomas (b.1990) received his Bachelor's degree from John Jay College, New York NY (2012). Thomas's graduating thesis examined the interplay between metaphysics and philosophy in the work of artist: William Blake, leading to a brief stint in studio art and ultimately, full-time practice. Thomas employs varying disciplines to examine the relationship between cultural performance, memory and identity. Since his debut, Thomas has exhibited with several spaces throughout New York including: Art In Flux Harlem (2013, 2014), El Museo del Barrio (2014), No Longer Empty (2014) Galerie Protege (2015), BronxArtSpace (2017) National Black Theatre which acquired Trayvon's Cross (2014) for their permanent collection (2017) and Dover Street Market Los Angeles (2018). His work has been featured in Office Magazine, Barbed Magazine, Highsnobiety and recently, Forbes Magazine.