Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith premiering artwork

Smith will reveal artwork in New York City

MvVO ART, creator of Ad Art Show, has announced that Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will be the featured guest artist and host of the Ad Art Show 2021. The virtual opening is May 3rd at 4 pm EST on during Frieze Week. Artworks by Chad Smith will be exhibited on the monumental screens of the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center the final weekend of the show on May 29th and 30th.

“Ladies and gents… boys and girls. Coming this May there is going to be a whole gang of colorful art at the oculus in NYC and I’m so happy and excited to be a small part of Ad Art Show 2021. See you there!” Smith shares.

The synergy and work ethic that marks Smith’s musical life organically led to his painting, and in early 2016 Smith entered the art world with Parallax, his first collection of rhythm driven prints. Fast forward to 2019, and the Artists’ premiere of an extraordinary new collection of artwork which tours the United States in venerable galleries and venues, often following the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert tours and allowing for Artist Appearances in which the Artist has the opportunity to meet his Collectors.

This collaboration with Ad Art and Road Show Company, the industry-leader in traveling fine art exhibition, is yet another creative outlet for Smith, and one in which he is rapidly becoming renowned, respected, and critically acclaimed. Each hand-embellished work is crafted from rhythm. As a painter uses brushes with oils of different colors, Chad Smith works with drumsticks to capture light in a variety of ways; crafting rhythms that translate to very unique artwork. Another feature of this exhibition will be a collection of Original Mixed Media on Drums; works created by printing one of Chad’s art images on a drum skin. It is then embellished and signed by Smith.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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