An ex-Googler, Lawrence toyed with the idea of working at a start-up after leaving the web2 giant. But after delving deeper into web3, the technologist and creative saw a chance to combine both interests in NFTs. He talks to Steph Kunkel about bringing collaboration and time into his art, creating entirely generative and onchain pieces, why smart contract technology is revolutionary.
Most of Adewale's friends wanted to become doctors. So did he, for a while, until he went on a journey of exploration and found himself struggling to make art. He speaks to Ola Kalejaye about his early days, evolving from a "wack" artist into someone who sells, and why NFTs came at just the right time for him.
Rising NFT artist, fashion designer and philanthropic entrepreneur, Angel Ese-Oghene Ikuewan wears many hats. She speaks to Antony Rahman about her journey, using web3 to support Africa’s creative youth, and the intersection of fashion, digital art, and web3.
Generative music, so far, hasn't left the same impact as generative art in web3 culture. Weav are trying to change that, making it easy for anyone to create a truly unique song. Clovis McEvoy speaks to Weav’s Keit Kollo and Mansimran Singh about adaptive music in web3, making tools accessible, and their plans for the metaverse.
Panter Xhita has made waves in the crypto art space and has collaborated with CoinGecko and CoinDesk to bring her unique style to a broader audience. She speaks to Nina Knaack about equalising opportunity for artists across the world and documenting the history of cryptoart.
omgkirby have been in the vanguard of web3’s generative music scene. Their collections sell out in minutes, they've pioneered entirely new models of music ownership, and with millions of listeners on Spotify, they're the closest web3 music has come to the mainstream. They speak to Clovis McEvoy about redefining “what's possible with music creation” and their unprecedented generative collection with Channel Tres.
The Canadian-born artist brings his cerebral musings and a passion for traditional art and literature into his digital paintings. He speaks to Georgie Miller about finding deep meaning in remixing tradition.
Starting out stencilling tributes to Andy Warhol, LA-based ThankYouX defies categorisation as an artist. He speaks to Mariquita de Boissière about being early to just about everything: combining graffiti and fine art on-chain, elevating the earliest NFT artists on Clubhouse, and exhibiting one of the world's first combined NFT-physical art exhibitions at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
After a decade in fashion photography, Shavonne Wong has dived deep into the world of 3D, synthesising her skill and experience to create lifelike human models. She sits down with fellow NFT Asia founder, Clara Peh, to reflect on how her digital practice has evolved and her year in NFTs thus far.
One of the top selling NFT artists on the planet, Slimesunday has developed a cult-following for a style that frequently sees his content removed from web2 social media. He speaks exclusively to Mariquita de Boissière about creating art that fights against censorship, his new collection, SLIMESHOP, and his mission to “turn collectors into artists.”
Patrick Amadon began making glitch art over ten years ago, making glitched versions of his own paintings and sharing them on Tumblr. In 2020, he saw that everything had changed in the digital art space, and jumped in. He speaks with Misan Harriman about the early days of glitch art, combing his political and aesthetic interests, and contributing to the dialogue. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
Jordan Bayne is the shining inspiration behind web3's attempts to upturn the filmmaking industry, inspire under-represented voices, and leverage community-led IP to tell completely new stories. She speaks to Mark Fielding about the film3 movement, and why it changes everything for filmmakers.
Lagos-born and London-based, Nissi Ogulu is telling stories about the breadth of African musical culture. The artist talks to Clovis McEvoy about her recent exhibition, African creativity, and the how web3 is making a career in art accessible.
Born to a technical botanical artist and a stained-glass window painter, Kidmograph has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and Apple, his digital art and 3D GIFs portraying futuristic and acid-inducing surrealism. He speaks to Steph Kunkel about experimenting with a plethora of mediums, his creative approach, and why NFTs are a much needed innovation.
Anthony Azekwoh's first work as a creator was with words. But the writer was oneday pushed into art after his laptop broke, forcing him to resort to canvas. He speaks to Ola Kalejaye about learning new skills for a new medium, how presenting his work as his 'brand' helped him in web3, and how the art community in Nigeria as been aided by NFTs.
“I was always told ‘you need a song for radio, a song for live shows, a song for TikTok, a song for Spotify’. So now here I was thinking – okay, what’s the NFT song? What’s the rule?” After a burgeoning music career blighted by Covid-19, Violetta Zironi wanted to do more than TikTok lip syncs. Speaking to Clovis McEvoy, she explains how web3 has enabled her to “find my people” and truly create the music that she wants to create.
Dutch-born, Noortje Stortelder combines different techniques across multiple mediums. The digital follows up on the analogue, but can also be a source of inspiration by itself. In conversation with Nina Knaack, she discusses her artistic journey and how making NFTs gave her the recognition and freedom she had been searching for throughout her career.
Web2 platforms typically degrade into status games where we’re all competing for an algorithm’s attention. Charlotte Eytan argues that web3 enables a more balanced and accessible environment for art curation, creating an ecosystem where conventionally distinct terms like collecting, curating, and even creating become almost indistinguishable. But this should not stop us recognising the value that curators, with expertise, lived experience, and a trained eye, can bring to the space.
Banksy's Walled Off Hotel Box Set defines a new landmark for the growing overlap between traditional and NFT art. Launched by LCD Labs, their NFT collection gives collectors a chance to access one of history's most legendary artists — but it leaves them with a choice. Léa Rose Emery explores how the team are distributing 1,000 Banksy artworks, how NFTs and traditional art intersect, and what it means for NFTs.
Humbled by the pioneering community of artists and collectors in web3, Brandon Mighty has been inspired to pursue unadulterated creativity in NFTs, even story ideas that might be “too strange”. Georgie Miller sits down with the animator and illustrator to discuss what it means to further his professional art career from a new experimental perspective.