May 2018

Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to host Brandon Boyd’s exhibition OptiMystic, which is on view through June 2, 2018. This exhibition showcases Boyd’s versatility as an artist, featuring watercolors governed by chanced spills and blended pigments of color, and mixed media paintings on canvas juxtaposed by meticulously chaotic lines and figures in ink.

A Los Angeles, CA native, Boyd is famously recognized as the vocalist and frontman of Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, Incubus. In the early 2000’s each band member began to individually explore creative avenues outside of the band – art, film, and literature – allowing Boyd to discover his natural talent as a painter. His work as a singer-songwriter is well-documented and universally acclaimed, but his other life’s work as a visual artist is garnering increasing attention and devoted audiences of its own.

“The music is intellectual, untouchable, and fascinating. The art is intuitive, more like just breathing. It’s just a part of me.” – Brandon Boyd

Boyd views the creative processes of musicianship and visual artistry as both complementary and intertwined. As a musician, Boyd boasts a broad musical palette genre bending thrash, experimental rock, post-grunge, and alternative rock – and as an artist he is no different – his artworks are a combination of ink, watercolor, and acrylic, works on paper and on canvas, and a mix of portraiture and abstraction. His artwork pushes the boundaries of contemporary and abstract art, affecting viewers both physically and spiritually. Boyd’s watercolor drawings and experimental paintings create a sense of serendipity and mystery. His multidisciplinary approach of creation allows viewers to discover their own narrative of beauty, chaos, and curiosity.

“OptiMystic is a play on words – a reminder that most things are a matter of perception, and that how we perceive the world is a reflection of ourselves. Hence the need to interject a little hope and magic into our ideas. An optimism laced with something deeper.” – Brandon Boyd

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