Scott Ian is one of the most recognizable faces in heavy metal. As guitarist for Anthrax and Stormtroopers of Death, Ian has sold millions of records, toured the globe, and influenced countless guitarists through his music. The impact of Anthrax's music can not be overstated, as they have cemented their place in rock history as one of the founding bands behind the thrash metal genre. Also notable is Ian's extraordinary career in front of the camera, as host and talent on a variety of television shows over the last two decades.
With One Inch Punch, Scott Ian is embarking on a career first, the creation and release of a fine art collection. Each of the 12 pieces in the collection are available in highly limited editions. All of the works are numbered and individually signed by Scott Ian and art team SceneFour.
Scott Ian crafted the visuals seen in One Inch Punch with art team SceneFour. The creation took place in Los Angeles in 2018. A new approach to building visuals, Ian utilized a customized glove that lights upon fingers hitting the fretboard of the guitar. Hence, his guitar performance dictated the visuals seen within each of the canvases featured in the collection.
Ian is one of the first guitarists to craft a collection of artwork this way, and he is the first rhythm guitarist to execute a full collection using this medium. For questions regarding the creation process, we encourage you to write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A powerful new union of music and art is upon us, as Scott Ian and SceneFour unveil a collection of visual works on canvas built from guitar performance. Crafted from time, space and movement, each piece in this collection transcends the sonic to showcase a unique dimension to the instrument, a visual one.
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Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and Los Angeles art team SceneFour have teamed up to release “One Inch Punch,” a collection of fine art built from guitar performance. The release, slated for October 11, 2018, is a pioneering effort aimed at bringing the movement of a guitarist on the fretboard into the realm of visual art. Each canvas is available in highly limited editions.
The project was completed in Los Angeles in 2018 and made possible through an innovative glove that SceneFour conceptualized to accurately notate how various guitar players interpret note choice as they perform. A sophisticated process from start to finish, it begins with light tracking each finger as it hits the fret.
SceneFour is no stranger to releasing collections with musical visionaries. Best known for collections featuring legendary drummers building abstract artwork from their movement behind the drum kit, “One Inch Punch” is a robust effort to put a visual aspect to instrumentation.
For more details and the opportunity to see the collection before the public release, those interested are encouraged to sign up at ScottIanArt.com.
To create the artwork, Scott Ian collaborated with art team/publisher SceneFour. Based in Los Angeles, SceneFour is comitted to the creation and release of collaborative artwork with music visionaries.
The mediums of rhythm-on-canvas and guitar-on-canvas are the cornerstones of SceneFour’s creative history. For more details on SceneFour’s history, visit SceneFour.com.