Tell us about the genesis of your project. How did you get to where you are now?
I’ve been in the Art world for 16 years, entered the NFT space over 6 months ago, it took me time to understand what I can bring to this world. my first drop was 2 months ago, 252 pieces of NFT’s that are selling in the second market already. Then I had another drop of 4 NFT’s that were sold in 6 minutes. My recent drop just happened today on June 9th, 31 NFT’s , so far sold 10.
My current NFT project “BAD CHOICES” is about me burning my own self portrait, it was just a moment of a bad choice that turned into a great choice because I filmed the entire process and minted the video to be the actual an NFT, 31 NFT’s that each one is an 8 seconds partial of th full video, so it’s actually 1 of 1 NFT.
Who are your all time icons?
Salvador Dali, Anthony Bourdain, Damian Hirst, My brother
What are some things to do to keep your inspiration alive?
Travel, meeting new artists and new people,
Tell us about your latest release and how it came about
My latest release is my BAD CHOICES nft drop that just happened today, it was the first time that i burn my painting, i thought that is really bad choice at the beginning, but when i saw the flame all over the 6ft painting i felt that this is should be minted as an nft, i kept the ash and keep create with the ashes to keep the spirit alive, i was very down a second before the burning, but then i felt awakening at the moment that i saw the fire, i felt that the web3 space really needs to see this, the evolving of an art work and the relationship with the painting that can keep going even when the original physical piece is not exist anymore.
What’s the future looking like for you?
Weird question, i don’t know, i keep create as same as i keep breath, just trying to be a happy man on earth
Who inspires your style and aesthetics?
David Lachapelle, Damien Hirst, Singer Sargent,
What is the achievement or moment in your career you are the most proud of and why?
When I did the “welcome to america ” exhibition in downtown LA, the emotions that came out of the visitors were out of this world. The scale of the show was bigger than I thought it would be, the performance was astonishing, the msg was right on point.
What do you think is the best way to make it as an artist nowadays?
Be real. be brave. don’t stop creating and stop getting high that much, its not that cool anymore.
What would you change in the art industry especially after this past year?
First myself, then some stupid narratives that this industry has.