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Serj Tankian
      Teetering on The Edge 
Meet the Artist: 2 Feb 2019 – 2pm – 5pm

Frontman of global hard-rock sensations System Of A Down, Serj Tankian’s art is as powerful and edgy as his music.

This selection of recent work includes a series of editioned and hand-finished unique signed prints. Bring your earphones and download the app for the full audio-visual experience.

      Artist Q&A

In this Artist Q&A we talk with Serj about his work, music, art and his passions during his show at The Vivian Gallery.

      Order Prints

A limited number of prints from this show are available to purchase online.

      Show Catalogue and Essay

Want to read more? Download the PDF with information on this show and the artist.

‘Pol Pot’ (Detail), 2018.
Acrylic on canvas, 1500 x 1220 x 50mm


      Videos

      Artist Q&A

In this Artist Q&A we talk with Serj about his work, music, art and his passions during his show at The Vivian Gallery.

      Special Event Invite

Invitation to the ‘Meet the Artist’ event, which was held on the 10 Feb 2019 in the South Gallery.


      About the Artist

Known primarily as the lead singer of the Grammy award-winning Armenian- American hard rock band, System of a Down (boasting sales of over 40-million records worldwide) Serj Tankian’s journey as an artist is long and varied.

From being the front man in his band, a renowned singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, to composing film scores and being an active human rights campaigner, his art practice has become an important aspect of his creative output. But his calling back to his Armenian roots, and the tragedies and celebrations around it, are never far away.

https://serjtankian.com


      Multi-sensory Experience

Powerful, thoughtful, and bold, Serj’s visual works and corresponding musical scores allow guests to have a multi-sensory experience and ‘hear’ a work of art, just as he intended when beginning his journey into fine art beginning in 2013.

To do this from your smartphone, just download the free Arloopa app, at https://arloopa.com and listen through your headphones at the exhibition. Use the links below to download the app whilst at the gallery or before your visit.

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      Limited Edition Prints

The original works featured on this page are part of the show. Together with these we are delighted to offer a limited edition run of prints. For more information and to purchase these click the bow below.

A percentage of the sales from these prints and works sold in the show will be donated to two charities.

Orran in an Armenian charity that is supported by Serj and his partner. Since its inception, Orran has helped thousands of families in need, all over Armenia and in Artsakh.

The Starship Foundation in Auckland, is a social-profit organisation that raises funds so Starship Children's Health can better care for its young patients.


‘Violent Violins’, 2013
Original Sculpture
Violin / Bow / Paint

‘Violent Violins’ - Print A, 2018. 24” x 24”.
Archival Museum Print. Pigment based inks on Hahnemühle Photo Rag.
Edition of 50 prints.


Serj Tankian - ‘Clock Crucifixion’, 2018  20” x 24” - Archival pigment inks on Photo Rag Signed and numbered edition of 50 prints with certificates of provenance

Serj Tankian - ‘Clock Crucifixion’, 2018
20” x 24” - Archival pigment inks on Photo Rag
Signed and numbered edition of 50 prints with certificates of provenance

Serj Tankian - ‘100 Years’, 2018  510 x 420mm - Digital Print Signed and numbered edition of 125 prints

Serj Tankian - ‘100 Years’, 2018
510 x 420mm - Digital Print
Signed and numbered edition of 125 prints


Serj Tankian - ‘Pol Pot’, 2018
510 x 420mm - Digital Print
Signed and numbered edition of 125 prints

Serj Tankian - ‘Hopefooless’, 2014  610 x 560mm - Digital Print - Lithograph Signed and numbered edition of 125 prints

Serj Tankian - ‘Hopefooless’, 2014
610 x 560mm - Digital Print - Lithograph
Signed and numbered edition of 125 prints


Serj Tankian - ‘Music is a Doorway to The Truth’, 594mm x 420mm - Digital Print - Signed by Serj

Serj Tankian - ‘Music is a Doorway to The Truth’,
594mm x 420mm - Digital Print - Signed by Serj


      Enquire

If you would like to enquire about a work featured in this show please contact us via the link below or call us on 09 422 9995

      Download

You can download a summary of works contained in this show together with the show Catalogue.