feature: visual artist lobyn hamilton: vinyl’s life on canvas

March 7, 2014

Vinyl records of some of music’s most legendary artists like Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone and James Brown have become completely shattered into pieces, but all in the name of art. Their legacy has found a new form of expression to contribute the mutual spirit of love, strength, hope, and resurrection in which they all shared. Visual artist, Lobyn Hamilton is the visionary behind these wonderful portraits created using only vinyl records from his personal collection.

By Tip Jordan, AFROPUNK Contributor *

Truth, and empowerment resonates with Lobyn which he mirrors effortlessly in all his masterpieces whether it’s a portrait of Angela Davis’ face pigmented by a collage of powerful illustrations by Emory Douglas, or a beautiful replica of Lauryn Hill’s legendary debut album’s cover, nonetheless, beauty is captured.

What amazes me the most about Lobyn’s art is that his portraits takes form as a recognizable person without a doubt of knowing who exactly he is celebrating. The broken vinyls remain true to its jagged edges without any adjustments which makes for each portraits form to shape naturally.

Lobyn Hamilton’s artwork lives as an example that true art can never die and when appreciated, its essence can be used to resurrect the spirit of icons. To view more of his artwork, visit here.

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