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Freddie Crome Lambright, III

Freddie Crome Lambright, III

Special events: Please tune in to my monthly radio show, the Groove Allegiance, every 2nd Friday of the month at Lower Grand Radio in Oakland, CA. It is an eclectic mix of all music of the African Diaspora: Classic R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Throwbacks, Afro-Beat, Brazilian Funk, Latin, Dancehall, and so much more. You can tune in online at every 2nd Friday of the month from 7-9PM PST! We’re one nation under a groove, gettin’ down just for the funk of it!

About: Artist Freddie Lambright, III is an interdisciplinary visual-based Black artist. Freddie was born on March 1st of 1995 in Oakland, CA. He is a trained illustrator, focusing currently on biological illustrations, working primarily in traditional dry media. Snakes, reptiles, and amphibians are frequent specimens illustrated. Freddie also creates mixed-media illustrations, public murals, graphic design work, music production, and most recently, mixing music and DJ’ing. He currently hosts his monthly radio “The Groove Allegiance” at Lower Grand Radio in Oakland, CA.

He was often around immediate family who always played classic R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Funk music. This, and Hip-Hop, later became a huge inspiration for his visual artwork. Narrative-based illustrations are derived from the synesthetic experience of watching colors, shapes, and textures associated with music dance to create a visual images. Spirituality, Afro-Futurism, and mythology deepen these narratives to make for a more surreal visual illustration. As his participation in music production flourishes, Freddie’s visual process becomes cyclical as the music he creates drives the visual work. Freddie seeks to render narratives and the glory of the imagination through marvelous scenes spawned from music.


More info: I’m submitting artwork from my “Negro Currency” series. This series focuses on the murder of Black people by the police force, and the lynching of Black people by white supremacists. The “Negro Currency” series questions, “What is the worth of Black life?”, as the work visually catalogues the items that cost them their lives. This series is to honor Black people who have died before it was their time, while serving as a historical tool for the injustices Black people face in America.

Top: Ahmaud Arbery, Colored Pencil, 9″x12″
Bottom Left: Eric Garner, Colored Pencil, 9″x12″
Bottom Right: Trayvon Martin, Colored Pencil, 9″x12″

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