Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen will release his collection of visual art, “Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change”, on April 18 exclusively at RickAllenArt.com. Allen is translating rhythm into a visual art medium through an extensive process involving drumbeat, light, photography, and graphic design. The result is a collection of abstract imagery built directly from Allen’s rhythmic prowess. And as one of the pioneers in this new medium, Allen is holding true to a lifetime of breaking barriers and new ground.
Rick Allen is one of the most acclaimed drummers in the history of rhythm. His powerful and unique rhythmic voice has profoundly influenced the signature sound of Def Leppard in their rise to become one of the greatest rock bands in history selling more than 100 million albums worldwide. With “Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change”, music and art lovers are witnessing Allen’s rhythm translated into the medium of visual art.
Allen’s legacy is rich, one of perseverance both professionally and personally. Following the loss of his left arm in 1984, Allen and Def Leppard forged on together, developing some of their finest material and certainly their most commercially successful releases. Allen, who was already an idol to the music community, also became a leader in the philanthropic world with wife and musician Lauren Monroe. Together, the duo has founded the Raven Drum Foundation with a mission to serve, educate and empower veterans and people in crisis. With a rich legacy of music and humanitarian work, Allen is gearing up for another chapter in his story with his fine art debut, “Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change”.