Thompson aka Freestylee was inspired to paint his first poster in response to the injustice of the Green Bay Massacare in Jamaica. Since then his technique has shifted to digital creations but social justice and Jamaican culture remain driving influences in his work.

Michael Thompson was in town to accompany his powerful exhibition at YAAM and The Mic Movement was lucky enough to catch up with him for a video interview.

Check out a gallery of his images here or visit his flickr and follow him on twitter.

Michael Thompson from The Mic Movement on Vimeo.