Mediums Digital, oils, vinyl
Studio Bakehouse Art Complex
Recent Show Crypto Museum of Art
Is there a piece that signifies a breakthrough for you?
When I first started working in the NFT/cryptoart space I was adapting my geometric works from my physical practice and creating animations. I began to evolve my work due to beginning to see NFT as a medium of motion and sound beyond what I was doing with my physical work. I began thinking about what great masters of painting would think of this technology and began appropriating public domain Dutch Golden Age works, specifically the flower compositions. A piece from that series, "Pixelatus Gwei" on SuperRare, was recently added to the Museum of Crypto Art (MOCA).
Which of your artworks reminds you of your youth or where you’re from?
I've been obsessed with sci-fi film since I was a wee lad. Anything Carpenter, Kubrick, Lucas, Spielberg, Scott, Dante, Cronenberg, Lisberger was a steady diet of influence. As I progressed with my visual style my POV began to change from appropriation to exploring Google's Deep Dream image creation from found footage and original compositions that began to look otherworldly. The first in this series "What the Universe Looks Like a Universe Away" was dropped on KnownOrigin.io and merged my style with that of altered appropriated masters works creating something wholly different, leaning heavily towards futurism in concept.
What is an artistic expression you are proud of?
The piece Mona Ibiza on Foundation sorta hits the appropriation and psychedelic peak for me. Mona has been done to death but that exactly why I needed to do it.
Anyone specical who supports you in your practice?
Way too many to list. Everyone who has been a part of my artistic journey knows what it means to me and how I adore them to no end. Ex's, collaborators, peers, curators, lovers, family and close friends are all in my work. A special shout to my love, Jack. Studio beast, master craftsman, and my rock
What was the most memorable museum experience you have had?
I once ate some psilocybin-laced chocolates just before entering the Rieks Museum in Amsterdam. Focusing on minute details, watching other people look at the art, the crazy visual augmentations, and the absolute over-the-top production of Rembrandt's "Night Watch" which included 12 foot costumed characters on giant LED screens. Finish it off with an auditorium style viewing room that superimposed laser projections on the painting to highlight it's backstory cumulated in some extensive brain re-wiring. The experience was influential in my cryptoart work since it introduced the idea of a looping playback and the ]psychedelic themes to represent the metaphysical aspects of the universe.
Is there a piece that is conveying a specific message to the viewers?
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The piece "You Only Live Forever" on SuperRare was a collaboration with the DJ/producer HOLLY. We wanted to do an image that showed the transcendent nature of us, of our reality, and of our experience in a world that we really don't fully understand from a consciousness stand point. It seems obvious we are an intelligence that is beyond the flesh and bone of gross reality and part of a larger cosmic fabric. We tried to create a portrait of HOLLY's astral self. This idea of asking what our place in the universe is, of where we begin and end, is an underlying theme of much of my work and this piece was incremental in establishing that declaration.