There are both structural and cultural inequalities that have formulated barriers that dictate our psychological perception of the world, each other, and ourselves. Through photographs, video art, films, sculpture and installation; I investigate the psycho-dynamic perspectives, masculine identities and emotionality of contemporary black men as a result of historically, socially constructed phenomenon. I have largely been influenced by bigoted, historical propaganda and how it was used to control the black male image in western culture. My work connects then to now—examining the legacy of archaic stereotypes and the influence they hold in modern day reaction towards black males. I am responding to what causes an individual to walk faster when I am walking behind them—or in turn, what causes me to cross the street when a group of black males are coming towards me.

Shikeith, visual artist art work