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. His other life’s work -- that of a painter -- has been garnering increasing attention and devoted audiences of its own for over a decade.
Brandon has published three books of his visual art: White Fluffy Clouds (2003), From the Murks of the Sultry Abyss (2007), and So the Echo (2013). Among dozens of book signings, group and solo exhibitions, special collaborative projects, and philanthropic arts, Brandon has showed a mixture of both expressive and abstract paintings, prints, and drawings in international cities including Amsterdam, Cape Town, London, Paris, Rome, Zurich and across the U.S. in all major cities such as Austin, Las Vegas, Miami and Seattle. He has participated in various art fairs such as Art Miami and Scope Art Fair during Miami Art Week.
At the start of 2019, Brandon exhibited at the globally recognized LA Art Show and also launched his ‘Opti-Mystic’ memory game based upon his popular original art series, Portals. He held launch events and signing appearances in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and at Soho House Malibu. Also in 2019, Incubus commemorated twenty years of their seminal album Make Yourself and the band toured extensively for the second half of the year playing to sold out crowds.
In 2020 Brandon will have a large-scale solo exhibit at the prestigious Samuel Lynne Galleries in Dallas entitled Impossible Knots. Simultaneously, Incubus is celebrating combined sales of more than 23 million albums and over 1 billion streams. Their new EP, Trust Fall (Side B) will be released in April of 2020 and a rescheduled tour will be announced.
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.”