In crypto since 2015 and one of the first to mint his art in 2019, Rutger van der Tas is one of web3’s original creators. A seasoned advocate for the opportunities that web3 can bring, the painter and digital artist sits with Nina Knaack to discuss finding the next step in generative art and creating a space for every emotion.
Initially drawn to art through his love for comics and illustration, Piter Pasma has always displayed a creative flare. But, after his entry into coding at only nine years old, Piter soon became entranced by the aesthetic potential of generative art. He tells Nina Knaack about pushing the boundaries of code, and why he believes that NFTs and generative art make for a perfect match.
From 3D tools to animation to photography, Bas Uterwijk worked in myriad digital mediums before discovering artificial intelligence. But the Dutch artist, better known as Ganbrood, has been making bizarre, in-depth universes with the technology ever since. He speaks to Nina Knaack about how AI removes the burden of perfectionism and how web3 has changed his life in the most unexpected ways.
Collector and photographer, Zach Lipp talks to Signal about collecting for the long term, why he was early to art editions, and what artists should prioritise ahead of their first mint. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
Maciej Drabik has always poured his emotions into his art. But it remained only a hobby until he discovered NFTs. He speaks to Nina Knaack about how web3 gave value to his creativity.
The trend towards vertical video leaves still photographers in the dark, and street photography has suffered more than most. Preetam Kaushik explores whether web3 is providing a new home for the niche, and whether their artists can find the recognition they deserve.
Nina Knaack speaks to members of the Bloom collective, a community of artists propelling each other in web3 and helping define the fast-changing world of cryptoart.
An illustrator turned digital painter, goldcat is passionate about the unequaled opportunities that digital ownership has given artists. The Christie’s artist tells Ola Kalejaye what she loves about Tezos and the importance of making art for its own sake.
Objkt's lead curator, Cabline, is on a mission to promote emerging artists and welcome new collectors onto the Tezos platform. Using the power of web3, Cabline is making the art world more accessible, one NFT at a time.
Whilst touring the world as a musician, Reuben Wu found a new passion: photography. The multidisciplinary artist uses the concepts of time and space to tell compelling stories about the vast world we inhabit. He speaks to Nina Knaack about making art with drones and his search for ideas that have never been done before.
Flinch is more than a film franchise: it is also a virtual film studio and film3 community. Producer, writer, and director of Flinch, Cameron Van Hoy, is innovating the film-making process. His platform will give filmmakers and audiences alike the tools to build their own, unique stories. Mark Fielding asks, is Flinch the prototype for the democratisation of film-making?
Ashu Dodani captures emotions felt in the present in his poetry, but in discovering web3, he found a way to immortalise them on the blockchain. The multimedia artist speaks to Steph Kunkel about working with Amazon Prime and Garnier and choosing a life of poetry.
Dreamz' art is an expression of human love and a celebration of the female body. Inspired by futurism and Japanese culture, he tells Steph Kunkel how he works to reinvent how society thinks about sex and sexuality through his art.
An electronic music producer who has released five albums with Universal Music and Virgin, Agoria followed the freedom he felt in techno and ended up in web3. His pursuit of new tech in AI and a niche in biological generative art makes him a unique lesson on how to succeed as an artist. He speaks with Nina Knaack about his fascination for the unknown and his advice for aspiring creators.
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.
The phrase ‘art is the utility’ rings more true in film than anywhere else. Miguel Faus is making one of the world's first films funded entirely by NFTs. Barcelona-born, his film ‘Calladita’ is an example of how web3 is empowering new voices to tell new stories. He tells Mark Fielding how it's happening.
“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.