CHAD SMITH

Smith’s venture into the art world began in 2015 when Los Angeles visual-art team SceneFour approached the musician. They’d previously worked with drummers like Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward, the Grateful ...Read more...Dead’s Mickey Hart, and Slayer’s Dave Lombardo to create eclectic, abstract works that attempted to capture the essence of their music in a visual form. “I thought their ideas were really interesting,” says Smith, who had never previously considered creating visual art. “It’s always fun to change and grow and challenge yourself and do something different.”

The process began with Smith playing drums with lighted sticks at SIR Studios in Los Angeles while the SceneFour team photographed him. “They then take the images and manipulate them in different ways,” Smith says. “They use different colors, textures, and depths. I’ll say to them, ‘I like that. I don’t like this. What if we did this?’ The whole process takes a few months, though I’m not actually there with them and the printers and sheets and everything.”

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Ocean
Mixed Media on Canvas
30x40 inches
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Abstract Red
Mixed Media
24x18 inches
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Chad
Mixed Media
24x31 inches
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Exploding Forest
Mixed Media on Metal
24x31 inches
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Funnel of Love in Purple
Limited Edition Print on Canvas
20x20 inches
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I's of Fate
Mixed Media on Canvas
30x30 inches
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In The Weeds
Mixed Media on Metal
31x24 inches
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Mothers Finest
Mixed Media
20x20 inches
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On The Hill
Limited Edition Print on Canvas
16x24 inches
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Out Of The Box
Mixed Media
18x24 inches
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Peacock
Limited Edition Print on Canvas
20x20 inches
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Posty
Mixed Media Lenticular
18x24 inches
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Roth Pattern CC
Mixed Media on Canvas
24x30 inches
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Soups On
Mixed Media on Canvas
18x30 inches
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Styles of Harry
Mixed Media on Canvas
30x20 inches
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The Zipper
Mixed Media on Canvas
30x20 inches
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This Is It
Limited Edition Print on Canvas
16x24 inches
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Vortex
Mixed Media
30x30 inches