Identical twin brothers Jerry Lynn and Terry Lynn, make up the artistic duo known as Twin and theirs is one of the most incredible stories in the art industry. A true artistic phenomenon, the painting styles and techniques of Twin are as connected as their physical presence. Born and raised in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee, the artists were highly influenced by the vibrant sounds of blues and jazz, which carries into their art. First published in 1995, the collaborative paintings of Twin are an overwhelming success. Offering a wealth of versatility, both artists are proficient in realism, as well as abstract painting styles; in working in oil or acrylic; and in fine art print making.
Jerry and Terry Lynn have been the official artists of the Essence Music Awards, The Tom Joyner Foundation Cruise, The Kentucky Derby Grand Gala, Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge and The Links, Inc. to name just a few. They have also been featured at the renowned Black Fine Art Show in New York,
Their list of collectors reads like a Who’s Who of entertainment and includes Kanye West, Black Enterprise founder Earl Graves, Ralph White of Earth Wind and Fire, Singer/song writer Kem, Alonzo & Tracey Mourning, BET Founder Bob Johnson, former NBA player and restaurant mogul Ulysses ‘Junior’ Bridgeman, and countless others. They have also been featured in multiple magazine and publications.
Through choice of colors, urban marks that might be symbolic of hip hop or graffiti, and collaged items – be it cotton bolls, twill ticking, newspaper clipping or glitter – Jerry Lynn takes historic imagery and jolts it into the current century. He is now creating his own work, apart from his twin brother, Terry.