A Los Angeles, CA native, Boyd is famously recognized as the vocalist and frontman of Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, Incubus. 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.
Brandon 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.
Boyd is the author of three books combining his artwork, photography, and creative writing. He has held art talks, book signings, and solo and group exhibits domestically in cities such as: Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle, and internationally in Amsterdam, Cape Town, Cologne, London, Paris, Rome, and Zurich. OptiMystic 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.
Starry Eyed Sonata
Acrylic on Canvas | 46.5 x 44.5 inches
Watercolor & Ink on Archival Paper | 46.5 x 31.5 inches
Portal Series #22
Watercolor on Archival Paper | 10.75 x 10.75 inches