Framed Thoughts | 28″ x 38″ | Acrylic on paper, charcoal, graphite, and coffee | 2019
Ackeem Salmon (b. 1998) is originally from Kingston, Jamaica and now resides in Detroit, MI. He is a multimedia artist who explores photography with traditional painting and drawing techniques. Ackeem received his BFA from the College for Creative Studies with honors in Photography and Fine Art. His pieces are often autobiographical and are based on postcolonial theories and the understanding of human individuality and social progress. He in-depth explores how cultural history affects people’s present-day identities, and how these identities connect through human commonality and empathy.