Cryptocurrencies became a phenomenon of the 21st century. In 2019, we celebrate a decade of cryptocurrencies in our lives. Not only traders and investors are interested in this area. Digital money has inspired artists and designers around the world. Here is Changelly’s list of the best pieces of art associated with blockchain and new technologies.
сryptograffiti began to create cryptocurrency art in 2012. His aim is to spread the crypto movement. сryptograffiti has explored how cryptocurrencies can benefit artists through alternative revenue streams. He compared a public wallet with street art, allowing passersby to send bitcoins in support of his art.
The artist is encouraged by how blockchain technology transforms the world of art, and he plays a role in promoting this new direction.
Cryptograffiti’s work has been featured in Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, International Business Times, VICE, CNNMoney, Bitcoin, CoinDesk, Art Daily, Bitcoin.com, CoinJournal, CryptoCoinsNews, CoinTelegraph, Inside Bitcoins, Free Talk Live, SF Weekly and other media.
He has participated in Satoshi, CoinDesk Consensus, CoinDesk Construct, LaBitConf, the annual Coin Center dinner, d10e Conference, Digital Garage conference, Distributed, Blockchain Supper Club, BlockCon, Proof of Art and Blockchain for Good.
His works are in the collections of Ledger, Blockchain Capital, Kraken, Pantera Capital, Shapeshift, Binary Financial, Digital Currency Group, Wachsman PR, Ribbit Capital, Xapo, eToro, The Montreal Bitcoin Embassy, TokenSoft, Jesse Powell, Wences Casares, Matthew Roszak, Brock Pierce, Erik Voorhees, Dan Morehead, WhalePanda, Brad & Bart Stephens, Jill Carlson, Marc Andreessen, Matt Corallo, Brian Hoffman, Charlie Shrem, Mike Novogratz, Linda Xie, Samson Mow, Francis Pouliot, Ted Rogers, Jason King, Marshall Hayner and other famous crypto enthusiasts.
Ludo is a french artist based in Paris who studied in Milano. He is 30 years old, and that’s all we know about his private life.
His work connects the world of plants and animals with the technological universe and the quest for modernism. He talks about what surrounds us and what affects us. He has one piece dedicated to cryptocurrencies.
PBOY is a painter based in Paris. He is passionate about drawing from a young age. Pascal Boyart grew up close to the wasteland of La Chapelle, the cradle of European graffiti. His influences include Bruegel, JayOne, Caravaggio, Pollock, Seurat.
He focuses his thinking on the representation of the gaze and the exploration of its expressive potential. He thus pays homage to the infinite complexity of the relationship between the human face and the soul, the latter being at once the most essential but also the most hidden part of each individual.
In the same way as his creative approach, which is as much a heritage of urban culture as a classical sensibility, his material approach to painting combines new technologies with traditional painting techniques.
He is the first mural painter to have donated gifts Bitcoin through a QR code affixed to his works. He is also the first to have hidden digital currency in his murals.
Kevin Abosch is an Irish conceptual artist. In 2018, Abosch created 10,000,000 virtual works of art consisting of crypto tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. The artist also printed with his blood 100 real “paintings” with a 42-alphanumeric blockchain address corresponding to the creation of his virtual works. Crypto tokens are called IAMA coins and are indicated by the “IAMA” symbol on the blockchain.
Abosch also created an artwork called Forever Rose. It consists of a single ERC-20 token and was sold for $1 million.
Abosch collaborated with renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. They created two standard ERC-20 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain called PRICELESS (PRCLS is its symbol). One of these tokens will forever be inaccessible to anyone. Another token is divided into 18 decimal places, that is, it can be given one quintillion at a time.
The nominal amount of the distributed token was “burned” (placed in digital wallets with ejected keys). These wallet addresses were printed on paper and sold to buyers of art in a series of 12 physical works. Each wallet alphanumeric address is a proxy server for sharing between Abosch and Ai.
Zsolt Vidak is an artist with amazingly bright artworks. He is a Hungarian illustrator, living in Budapest. He graduated from Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design in 2008. He had several individual and group exhibitions in Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, and in the South-African Republic.
Daniel Loveday created an artwork called Ascension of Satoshi, which was sold for €2,133.75. The piece is an oil painting on canvas, made in a surreal style.
It is obvious that any phenomenon can inspire the creators. So do cryptocurrencies. The world of crypto artworks is not limited by the artists above. There are also some creators who make jewelry with crypto decor and other stuff.