This piece of original artwork comes framed and ready to hang.
"This piece, like a handful of new paintings, was born of a conversation that evolved into a photograph that evolved into a painting. The subject, though deeply suggestive in her body language actually possesses a heart of gold. Hence the title.
It came along with a large handful of other paintings I did over the past couple of months after being home from tour. I wanted to simplify my approach and engage some friends in conversation, then paint them along the way. So I guess the theme would be something along the lines of "Conversations with Beautiful Women..."' - Brandon Boyd
Detroit based publisher 1xRUN has teamed up with the trendsetting Scope Art Fair and tastemaker Juxtapoz Magazine to curate six limited edition releases to coincide with Scope’s 2015 Miami Beach Art Fair, December 1st - 6th. This exclusive print suite will feature new limited editions from Aiko, Brett Amory, Brandon Boyd, Doze Green, Russ Pope and Brian Viveros with each print releasing live at the 1xRUN / Juxtapoz Art Bar.
Beginning Thursday December 3rd the 1xRUN / Juxtapoz Art Bar will host two limited edition live print releases each day at 3:00pm and 6:00pm. Patrons of the fair will have the first chance to purchase these limited edition prints along with a chance to meet each of the artists at Booth G19.
With collectors and fans of all types descending on the Scope Art Fair from around the globe, the three organizations saw a need to bridge the gap between established collectors and the burgeoning fan bases just beginning their collection after being exposed to these artists in Juxtapoz or through social media. Juxtapoz Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief Evan Pricco was tasked to curate a group of artists that represented the vast landscape of the new contemporary movement. 1xRUN worked with each of the artist to publish a limited edition that would be coveted by collectors and Scope will play host to this unique collaboration.
“It’s exciting to see many of these artists selling out editions online within minutes and we wanted to bring that energy to a live environment. This print suite features artists that have built both a traditional fine art career and a robust print market. With this suite wanted to involve both fans to collectors, creating the excitement of a live print release inside the art fair,” 1xRUN Co-Founder Jesse Cory said.
Scope Art Fair is located at 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. For additional information head 1xRUN.com and follow @1xrun, @juxtapozmag and @scopeart for up to the minute updates.
The 1xRUN / Juxtapoz / Scope Art Bar Print Release Schedule:
Thursday December 3rd: 3:00pm - Russ Pope / 6:00pm - Brian Viveros
Friday December 4th: 3:00pm - Brett Amory / 6:00pm - Aiko
Saturday December 5th: 3:00pm - Brandon Boyd / 6:00 Doze Green
Brandon Boyd’s work as a singer, songwriter, both as a solo artist and with his platinum-selling rock band, 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 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 engaged philanthropic arts, Boyd has shown his crisp, expressive paintings, prints, and drawings at cities across the globe in group and solo exhibitions. This includes a collaboration with Tom’s Shoes at Undefeated in Los Angeles, Juxtapoz Magazine’s Anniversary Group Exhibition; special projects at LACMA; Artists for Haiti at Track 16 Gallery; a solo exhibition and mural at Hurley’s )( Space; and participated in gallery exhibitions from West Hollywood to Cologne, San Francisco to Rome -- at Skotia Gallery, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Gallery 446, Soze Gallery, Arty Farty, Ono de Arte, and Rossmut Gallery. He has been featured at special projects in Zurich’s GRAFIK 14, the wildly popular ‘Flows to Bay’ exhibition at the Museum of Monterey and Scope Art Fair as part of 2015 Miami Art Basel. In 2016 he held a solo exhibit at Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam, participated in group shows at Parlor Gallery, The Irvine Arts Complex, Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas and most recently at POP Austin Art Fair in October.
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.”