Visual destruction can be a precursor to deconstruct ideas that are the antithesis of everything humane. I make artwork that is directly confrontational and anti-authoritarian. My work is about the disappearance and destruction of societies throughout history leading up to now. I use imagery of collapsing buildings as an allegory for civilizations beginning and ending. I also use images of destroyed technologies such as vehicles and airliners. The combination of demolished architecture, technology and a police state is modernity collapsing in on itself. With this I am asking questions about identity, repression, inequality, injustice, and the experience of marginalized groups. I am asking these questions from a personal experience of a black man in America who was born into poverty and raised in trauma.

The intent of the work is to challenge the viewers perception of white supremacy and patriarchy from its inception to modern times. I've continued an exploration of American right wing militia groups and the concepts they have spread to the overall hate culture. This simultaneously contributes to an overall police state narrative that overwhelmingly affects the marginalized and people of color.

Kiko Thomas Video Statement .mov

Dodge, Distort, Deflect, 2022, Diptych Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in, 30 x 24 in

Dodge, Distort, Deflect 1, 2022, Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in

Dodge, Distort, Deflect 2, 2022, Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in

Dodge, Distort, Deflect 2, 2022, Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in

Untitled, 2022, Drawing and transfers on paper, 11 x 17 in

A History of Violence, 2022, Collage on paper, 18 x 24 in

I Can't Breathe, 2021,

Size Variable