My work presents an interest in mythology, separation and archiving as a means to politically engage with one’s past.
I am informed by my academic background in theatre and often employ the concept of ‘staging’ as a means of navigating memory.
I consider photography, text, film and performance as part of my practice.
In recent works, I have begun to utilize my body as a tool to explore how concepts such as: faith, endurance, and potentiality function within the history of the western black 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) and National Black Theatre which acquired Trayvon's Cross (2014) for their permanent collection (2017). Additionally, the artist has created clothing based presentations most recently: No Colour, Mo’ Colour debuting with Dover Street Market Los Angeles (2018). His work has also been featured in Office Magazine, Barbed Magazine, Highsnobiety and recently, Forbes.