Lyken is a Visual Artist & Musician based in Glasgow, Scotland. He was among the first to write Graffiti in Scotland in the 80s & transition to Gallery work. His paintings toy with scale and time, worlds within worlds, chemical universes at a microscopic level. His music reﬂects this same detail, decayed sounds and transmissions shimmer in space, a melodic sea of scientiﬁc musical patterns that chime with that certain universal emotion.
Growing up, his family moved between Scotland & South Africa, never remaining in one place for longer than a year or two. This resulted in quick adaption to new situations, people and opportunities. He drew endlessly as a child and recorded mock radio shows on his Grandad’s reel-to-reel. At sixteen he asked for a drum machine rather than driving lessons for his birthday.
A restless curiosity means he continues to record, travel & exhibit, applying his abstract style to different surfaces & mediums. His Debut album “Bit Rot” is out now on Gamma Proforma.
He still can’t drive.
Which means he’ll be getting the train down to Bristol next week in preperation for his new solo show opening at Art-el of Friday 4th May.
Here’s a little taster of what is to come.
Gamma Proforma – GP2011 Dual Channel’s. Lyken’s ‘Bit Rot’ show at XOYO London with additional live painting footage in East London.
All visuals and music by Lyken. Copyright 2011 Gamma Proforma.