Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson Memorial Exhibition
Michael Thompson, aka Freestylee, artist without borders, was a Jamaican visionary, activist artist. This exhibition presents a selection of 20 posters will be held at the Consulate General of Jamaica on Monday, September, 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Michael Thompson, aka Freestylee, studied graphic design at the Jamaica School of Art in Kingston, Jamaica, now the renowned Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Michael was committed to the mission of helping to transform Kingston into a global port of call. The catalyst and centerpiece of his vision is reggae. Michael’s ultimate goal was the erection of a monumental Reggae Hall of Fame Museum in Kingston, designed by a visionary architect of the caliber of Frank Gehry.
This grand structure must evoke the voice, vision and vocabulary of reggae and related musical genres. Michael’s vision pays full respect to the roots and lineage of reggae’s past. His mantra is a combination of heritage and tradition, of aspiration and intuition. Michael believed in advocating and celebrating a music that is cosmic, optimistic, righteous, hip, healing – a wholesome alembic for these tricky millennial times. He has designed more than 500 posters through the last 7 years of his life.
Michael left wife and son behind on 15th of August, 2016.