Lobyn Hamilton is best known for his work with vinyl records. He is self-taught and his work is uniquely his own calling card. His work has been collected by Johnson and Johnson, the University of Illinois Cancer Research, the Indiana State Museum, Tom Joyner, DL Hughley, Nas, Kanye West, and other notable clientele. His work has also become part of the permanent set of the break out primetime television series Empire.
Lobyn’s Gil Scott Heron piece won the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series giving him a chance to display work at the International Scope Art Show. Lobyn has also used his artwork to give back. Over the past 3 years Lobyn has raised over $30,000 for Historical Black Colleges and Universities along side the Tom Joyner Foundation.
Lobyn recently received the Creative Renewal Grant from the Indianapolis Arts Council and is currently traveling the world to reconnect with his first love, digging in the crates, collecting vinyls and djing. Lobyn’s vinyl visuals began when a DJ gig gone wrong led to an ankle injury. Upset and frustrated he began to break up his records in his basement. Months later Lobyn came back down to the basement and began using the vinyl artistically. This would later lay the foundation for a full time professional art career.