Serj Tankian - Alina Mnatsakanian
“An exhibition in C minor”
Visual artist Alina Mnatsakanian and musician, composer and lead singer of System of A Down, Serj Tankian are in a collaborative mode.
Alina Mnatsakanian is a transmedia artist based in Switzerland and USA, with an artistic background that spans from painting to new media conceptual works. Inspired by Serj Tankian's music Mnatsakanian creates animated paintings, while Tankian composes original music based on Mnatsakanian's art.
The first exhibition of the duo will open at the Garboushian gallery in Beverly Hills, California on March 18, 2017, with four animated and a series of hybrid paintings.
Hybrid paintings mix conventional methods with computer-generated art. The result is printed as a unique edition using pigmented ink on archival paper. Tankian’s music will be audible through a special application, in an interactive manner.
Animated paintings are created in the style of Mnatsakanian’s art integrated with Tankian’s music. They will be presented on special screens in the form of framed paintings and will be sold with the medium.