Berk Kaan Kaya doesn't create calming spaces for clients. He extends “peace of mind” into the virtual world. He speaks to Steph Kunkel about connecting human mood to digital environment, and how his dreamscapes build a backdrop for collectors to imagine their own safe havens.
Jordan Banks is best known for his stunning landscapes and portraits, but he's also trying to elevate other photographers alongside him. He speaks to Randy Ginsburg about his journey to digital ownership, creative freedom, and the JRNY Mag.
Marco Mori creates art intended to spark a reaction. The German 3D artist, known for his provocative caricatures and witty animations, is inclined towards the “weird” over the “normal”. He spoke to Nina Knaack about his newfound artistic freedom and ability to earn a living by creating whatever he feels like.
What started as a hobby for Indian-born Sammya Brata quickly developed into an integral part of his life. Now an award-winning photographer, he draws the extraordinary out of ordinary life in his hometown of Calcutta. He talks to Ola Kalejaye about finding his style, the NFT landscape in India, and the life lessons that accompanied his artistic journey.
“For me, art is healing.” Jenni Pasanen’s artwork is a raw form of self-expression – a gateway to her mind and heart. Her NFTs comprise layers of AI shapes and digital brushstrokes, uniting the worlds of mind and machine. She speaks to Steph Kunkel about process and purpose.
One of web3’s most distinctive artists, Amrit Pal Singh turned his pandemic passion into a million-dollar set of art collections. The Indian creator speaks to Léa Rose Emery about turning his passion for Disney and Studio Ghibli into a full-time web3 endeavour.
Anthony Kyriazis always knew he was different. But it was only when he realised that this was a good thing that he could play a leading role in shaping the 3D digital abstract art movement. He speaks to Nina Knaack about balancing work and passion, using art as a self-exploratory tool, and how he is using NFTs “to create a heritage for my children.”
Deniz Izadi makes artworks full of contrast. Moving, neon lights set against a black background to create imagery that exhibits the paradoxes she encounters in her daily life. A female artist born in Iran, she says “we are battling against decades of repression.” She tells Nina Knaack about how she found a voice for her stories via NFTs.
Buying an NFT is expensive, especially when everyone else is buying them at the same time. That's why a range of scaling solutions have sprung up around core blockchains like Ethereum to make transacting on them cheaper, faster, and easier. Antony Rahman profiles SKALE, the scaling solution's Digital Art Grant, and the artists minting on the network.
F. Dilek Uyar is a lawyer and photographer from Ankara, Turkey. She’s won the National Geographic Travel Photographer award and over 200 others. In conversation with Nina Knaack, she discuss the power of art, the necessity of making yourself heard, and how hard that can be, especially as a woman in Turkey and in web3.
An award-winning artist, Awelewa used photography to turn his neurodiversity into an advantage. The Nigerian and one-time writer speaks to Antony Rahman about his creative process, using “regular people” as his models, and the highs and lows of his artistic journey.
Tania Rivilis’ plywood portraiture explores the consciousness of the characters she paints, depicting our identities and the relations between them. Her bold colours and brushstrokes create rich characters whose lives expand beyond the frame. She speaks to Steph Kunkel about making sense of history, and why she does it via NFTs.
Anonymoux has built a reputation for spotting – and supporting – artists before they're picked up by anyone else. He spoke to Signal about how he collects, why investing in good people matters above anything else, and why “good things happen when you invest in good people.”
Growing up isolated from civilisation, thr33som3s immersed himself in books as a child, opening a gateway to another world. It was a gateway that led him to develop an NFT baseball league on Tezos and a narrative moulded by his Grotto community. He tells Steph Kunkel how all it took was following his imagination.
A self-taught digital artist, Rik Oostenbroek has made art for the likes of Nike, Apple, and Adobe over a two-decade career. He speaks to Nina Knaack about dropping out of his economics degree, seeing respect given to digital artists, and expressing your(self).
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.
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.
Web3 enables new ways of organising, and existing communities are waking up to the opportunity