Serj's journey into the world of fine art began with his Disarming Time Musical Paintings in 2013. Since then, he has had multiple exhibitions at galleries in both the United States as well as New Zealand. Most recently, his artwork is being exhibited at the grand opening of New Museum Los Gatos in Northern California as part of a group exhibit. This installation ran through September of 2015.
To date, he has created over 40 pieces of art, with most of them being paintings, while a few are sculptural works.
His first exhibit was held at Project Gallery in the heart of Los Angeles in November of 2013. The artwork represented there was part of his "Disarming Time" series, which all had a unifying motif of "timelessness" that weaved the individual pieces into a collection of 22 unique artworks.
Well received by fans of his music as well as art collectors, his artwork has sold through the avenue of a traditional gallery as well as through charitable auctions.
With each piece of art that Serj creates, he also composes an accompanying piece of music that is as integral to his artistic expression as the paint on the canvas.
The embedded music along with additional content is unlocked and accessed via Eye For Sound, a mobile application for IOS and Android devices that he envisioned and help develop.
Tankian's vision to utilize smartphone technology within the Eye For Sound app as the conduit to unlock the intertwined relationship of music and art is the first of its kind.
In his own words, he claims, "The urge came to me in the discovery that music has become so temporal and devalued in the world today, so I wanted to create an exclusive experience...something unique for someone to hold so they become the only person to experience this. I'm aiming to have people SEE the music and HEAR the art. Using a modern app, we're able to take Kandinsky's Synesthesia to a whole new level."
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Artwork News Archive
Aug. 17, 2015 - Serj Creates Limited Archival Reproductions Of His Artwork
Aug. 7, 2015 - Serj Tankian and CANTSTOPGOODBOY Announce "Marbelized Words" Art Exhibit
May 27, 2015 - Eye For Sound Group Exhibit at New Museum Los Gatos
Mar. 22, 2015 - Rocker Serj Tankian From System of a Down Calls NZ Home, Discusses Art Exhibit In Auckland
Mar. 6, 2015 - Tankian Brings Eye For Sound, Group Exhibit To Auckland
Mar. 5, 2015 - 3 News In New Zealand Interviews Serj About The Eye For Sound Exhibit In Auckland
Dec. 6, 2013 - Upgrading The Dynamic of Art and Audience
Nov. 27, 2013 - Nylon Guys Interviews Serj About His 'Disarming Time' Paintings
Nov. 18, 2013 - Eye For Sound App Available For iOS and Android
Nov. 18, 2013 - Eye For Sound App Tutorial
Oct. 24, 2013 - Eye For Sound Presents: Disarming Time Musical Paintings By Serj Tankian
May 31, 2013 - Serj Tankian Brings Music + Art Together For Disarming Time Paintings
May 29, 2013 - Serj Tankian Launches 'Really Exciting' New Project: 'Disarming Time Musical Paintings'
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