Kalynn Campbell is one of the early artists in the “Kustom Kulture/Pop Surrealism” art movement. He began showing his work in the early 1990s in Los Angeles at the seminal ZERO ONE GALLERY on Melrose Avenue. His work has been described as "...puzzle-like paintings that incorporate text (and) representational imagery done in a retro blockhead illustrational style - narrative, (with) numerous pop culture references,” ART? ALTERNATIVES magazine called his work "American Hieroglyphics,” and JUXTAPOZ Magazine wrote,”THERE'S MONOPOLY, PARCHEESI, AND LIFE, AND THEN THERE ARE KALYNN CAMPBELL'S PAINTINGS. DON'T CONFUSE THE TWO."
Campbell's work has been featured in numerous gallery exhibitions and over six museum shows including the pivotal multi-city KUSTOM KULTURE show, the Colorado POP SURREALISM show and the Los Angeles 100 ARTISTS SEE SATAN show. His illustration work has been utilized by a virtual WHO'S WHO of Rock Music; from Smashing Pumpkins and Megadeth to Tom Petty and Social Distortion.
Books and Magazines featuring his work are numerous, among them are POP SURREALISM by Kristin Anderson, WEIRDO DELUXE by Mat Dukes Jordan and KUSTOM GRAPHICS 2.
Collectors include Actor Nicolas Cage, Rocker Eric Burdon, Singer Pink and Simpson's voice man (and Spinal Tap bassist) Harry Shearer.