Keith Thompson (1996, The Bahamas) is currently pursuing his AA in fine art at the University of The Bahamas. Thompson creates works about his experience growing up in a neighbourhood rife with crime and gang-culture. His portraits and self-portraits exercise his own dread of easily falling into criminality. Thompson acknowledges that his image as a black male subjects him to these expectations -- and with delicate gouache strokes, his own vulnerability and humanness are pronounced, countering the harsh perspective in which society views him. By placing these images within a gallery setting, Thompson asks us to look at images that are associated with criminal activity or gang culture with a nuanced perspective.
Thompson was awarded the POPOPstudios Junior residency in 2016. His solo show "Unity" was held in POPOPstudios ICVA 2017.