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A Refreshing Era for Art: Digital Crypto Art and NFTs

Blockchain technology enabled the expansion, appreciation, and collection of art to break through the three-dimensional barrier, to now, take place in a fully digital way in the form of NFTs. Digital crypto art pieces are making headlines as they auction for staggering amounts. Artists are discovering novel opportunities to gain recognition and royalties by inserting their digital artwork into the blockchain. A clear example took place in March when artist Beeple auctioned his artwork titled “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” for more than $69 million dollars at Christie’s. It was the first digital artwork (NFT) ever offered at the auction house. The enthusiasm for NFTs is such that international athletes and big enterprises are entering the digital crypto art industry, taking part in the opportunities that the blockchain has generated in the art scene. In this article, we cover the perks of NFTs and how they are empowering artists and marking a refreshing chapter for art. What exactly are NFTs? Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) represent the ownership of a digital asset. In art, these assets can be …

Conceptual Photographer Sam Cannon — “Your Eye Must See”

New York based photographer and director Sam Cannon is part of a new generation of conceptual artists that feed from modern visual culture and use its tools as a medium. In a contemporary digital era that has proven to fancy short attention spans and extremely capacious images, the artist aims to mesmerize the viewer. “I want them to stop scrolling through their feed and sit with the image.” Most of Cannon’s conceptual photography work is based on the ideas of time and observation; in her looped videos and animated GIFs she immerses us in a timeless, never-ending dimension. Cannon produces multimedia pieces, cinemagraphs, digitally manipulated photos combining different themes and fields. Her work contemplates a wide range of topics, including femininity, mass media, anxiety struggles, social issues… all mixed into an infinite loop of grotesque shapes. Cannon uses the tools of our present time to bring us into this timeless, reflexive scenario. A kaleidoscope of hands and legs, eye-shaped breasts and eye-filled faces, spider-like creatures and anthropomorphic aliens. These surreal, a bit dark environment smoothly flows into Cannon’s personal and …