March 09, 2015

TIM ARMSTRONG: The Wars End, a Solo Art Exhibition in Tokyo

Following his highly successful, sold-out, solo art show, Avenues and Alleyways, Tim Armstrong brings his second solo exhibition to Tokyo with The Wars End. Featuring over forty pieces of new and original works of art, this body of work includes the seminal series celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Rancid album ...And Out Come The Wolves.

The Wars End features sketches, drawings, paintings and mixed media canvases that mirror Tim’s approach to music making. “The D.I.Y. punk ethos of honesty and emphasis on raw instinct that is so integral to Tim's music is clearly evident in his tremendous body of gestural and poetic visual art ”says long-time admirer of Tim’s music and artwork, Shepard Fairey.
The exhibition covers a wide range of subject matter and incorporates Armstrong’s most iconic punk rock aesthetics consisting of: silkscreen techniques, stencils, figures in Tim’s life, and his famed poetic lyrics sprawled across drawings and raw canvases.
A series of limited edition prints will be exclusively released at THE blank GALLERY the night of the opening. All prints are numbered and hand signed by Tim Armstrong.

About the Artist:
Tim Armstrong is a Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, artist, director, poet, record producer and independent label owner. During the 1980s he served in several hardcore and ska punk bands, most notably the band Operation Ivy. In 1991, he formed the seminal punk rock band Rancid, which is credited with the mainstream revival of punk rock in the mid-1990s, and is one the most commercially successful and respected punk bands of all time. Armstrong’s musical influence extends far beyond the punk rock realm - in 2003 he co-wrote eight songs with platinum selling artist Pink for her album Try This, which included the Grammy Award-winning single Trouble. Tim grabbed another Grammy in 2013 for his work on Jimmy Cliff's album Rebirth. Other notable collaborations have included Joe Strummer, Cypress Hill, the Tim Timebomb & Friends series, and Travis Barker of Blink 182 (of which he has released 3 records with their band the Transplants), just to name a few.
About the Gallery:
THE blank GALLERY is located in the prime cultural area in Harajuku district, Tokyo, founded by a Japanese stencil/contemporary artist snAwk in 2012. The gallery’s exhibitions feature a wide variety of artists; national and
International, emerging and established, specializing in pop, street, and graphic art that are heavily influenced by music, fashion, skateboard culture, and edgy street and subcultures swirling around the city.