Brandon Boyd's work as a singer, songwriter, both as a solo artist and with his platinum-selling rock band, Incubus, is well documented and universally acclaimed. But now his other life's work -- that of a painter -- has been garnering increasing attention and devoted audiences of its own.
In his painting and drawings, Boyd reveals a personal, freeform, ambiguous kind of visual style that focuses on magic, serendipity, curiosity and mystery. Describing his art-making process as a kind of "blissful, familiar trance," Boyd's works carry both the evidence of the beautiful chaos and the power of revealing the narratives inside of it. His images are constructed by chance through colorful ink spills and the contents of his own travel journals. As songs might come to him in a dream, so he discovers the vibrant, witty, eccentrically classical constellations of shape and circumstance that hide in plain view or emerge from his own quieted mind through another kind of sight.
Boyd's paintings have been exhibited across the United States and Europe. He has also published three books of his work.
Boyd was a natural artist from childhood, and in fact his dream to attend art school after college once sat within his grasp, scholarships and all. He ended up signing a record deal instead. Through the next 25 whirlwind years, he never stopped painting and drawing, coming to view the creative processes of musicianship and visual artistry as both complementary and intertwined. "The music is intellectual," Boyd says. "It tickles and frustrates me; it's untouchable and fascinating. The art is intuitive, more like just breathing. It's just a part of me."
Distal artist proof print, signed by artist. Framed. Picture is 18 tall x 24 wide, With frame is 23 tall x 29 wide.
Retail Value: $400
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Donated By Brandon Boyd