Brave new world of art

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Frenchy Land of Nuttawat Suphannakul. Nuttawat Suphannakul

With his lifelong passion for politics and social justice, digital illustrator and charcoal designer Kasidith Nuchjarearn has created a non-fungible token, or NFT, that reflects how society lacks sympathy but is full of corruption.

“Art is my religion now. It is also my voice. I use my work to say what I can’t say in a country where everything seems wrong,” Kasidith said.

Meanwhile, Nuttawat Suphannakul creates fun digital artwork. His favorite and first NFT art is titled The incredible dodge, a comedic parody on Dogecoin and the Elon Effect.

“I combined two fun elements in the play on the cover of a classic American comic book. I animated them and combined them with my friend’s music. So this play makes fun of the crypto community or internet culture. “he said happily.

NFTs have seen a sharp increase in popularity in recent years, with various markets available for art lovers, collectors, and investors to trade. With such popularity and increasing demands, artists around the world have jumped on the digital art bandwagon in the hopes of creating pieces that can grab the attention of the younger generation and at the same time earn money. silver.

Artists in Thailand are no exception. Nuttawat, for his part, accepts that NFTs were disrupting the art world and redefining the meaning of art by creating a window of opportunity for creators who “don’t fit into the local market” to show their talents and their creativity to new audiences.

Sleepless Girl by Kanokwan Sutthang. Kanokwan Sutthang

“And that sort of thing made a community,” he added.

Manga artist Pimchanok Teepapong believes his traditional and digital paintings both had value in the NFT space. She turned all of her favorite 80s anime paintings into NFT artwork and built her Paerytopia virtual gallery to display this new collection as she couldn’t hold a solo exhibition due to the pandemic.

“If you create something physical but want to add more value, you can convert it to NFT. If it is worth more in the NFT market, the value of physical assets will also increase,” she said.

NFT art has been “a big step forward in the art world where creativity is not blocked and artists have more freedom to produce works of art as they see fit”, said she declared.

Anime painter Kanokwan Sutthang said it overturned the traditional belief that “art must be exhibited in the real world”. She said that NFT was an alternative method of selling or buying works of art and that this did not diminish the charm of physical works of art since many mainstream artists, including herself, started to take the NFT train.

Kasidith said that “the charm of looking, smelling, or even smelling” the physical remained, as “NFTs could connect people, gain more audiences who appreciate the artist, and create value for digital assets. It has its own strength and attraction that the other one cannot achieve “.

Growth by Alastair Peat. Alastair peat

“It doesn’t have to be digital painting,” since “people create wonderful things out of it, whether it’s NFT jewelry where you could get the real piece of that jewelry, collectibles or even a concert ticket for the concert in the virtual world, ”he added.

At the same time, more and more digital works are appearing in physical exhibitions, such as the virtual space of the Bangkok Art Biennale. Alastair Peat, a UK CAD engineer, noted that the gap between the physical and digital art world is being bridged with NFTs.

Le Mancunien creates abstract images using a range of modern techniques like the open source 3D modeling software Blender. He often experiments with geometry, noise and color to produce various figurative pieces that resonate with audiences in an indescribable way through languages ​​like alchemy and mysticism.

“I wouldn’t have been seen by a lot of these people without this cultural mix that NFTs seem to incorporate,” Peat said.

Since 2019, NFT has opened up its innovative design and creative artwork to a whole new set of eyes that could have previously operated in different networks. He said the online crypto market is a supporting community as it combines interesting circles of crypto investors and tech enthusiasts into an arts scene.

Before NFTs became the biggest game changer in the digital art landscape, Peat lamented that most digital artists end up being hired to produce videos, games, films and have to comply with a corporate standard. This limited the freedom of expression of artists and blocked their new ideas.

Procurement managed by Kasidith Nuchjarearn. kasidith nuchjarearn

Finally, NFTs democratize this creative process and provide fair compensation to digital artists in the same way traditional artists are paid for their own work. In this way, NFTs have the unique ability to financially empower emerging artists by providing more freedom to increase creativity and add more value to their digital artwork.

Peat explained that the NFT was “further proof of ownership that can accompany a physical work, only strengthening the security of the ownership contract.” In fact, these tokens are referred to as digital certificates to verify the original authenticity and ownership before collectors purchase the artwork.

Like many new generation artists, Nuttawat and Kanokwan both believed that advancements in blockchain technology would increase transparency and accountability in the NFT ecosystem. In fact, Dash’s digital team has developed a platform that helps people build apps that can block NFT spammers.

Still, they realize the high risk of fraud, scams and hacking in NFT markets because they understand that NFTs are a new lucrative opportunity. Regarding security, Peat strongly suggested keeping passwords and exchanging NFTs only on trusted sites.

Bored Girls Club of Pimchanok Teepapong. Pimchanok Teepapong

In addition, there are other non-financial benefits that outweigh this insecurity. Kasidith said there were a lot of NFT scams, but “along the way I also found a lot of friends with strong communities and passionate people.”

“Nobody knows what the future holds, but I’m pretty happy with what got me to this point,” Kasidith said.

Pimchanok noted that the NFT world has expanded its ties with international artists.

Likewise, Peat said that a special connection to his works as well as a good relationship between artists and collectors occurs in the NFT space because his work “is created to belong to someone else,” almost as if you are giving a part of yourself. into the digital ether “.

“It’s a nice feeling to know that someone has bought your work and owns it because you can distribute it to people who appreciate the work, which also makes you appreciate the buyer,” Peat said.

Some creators are refusing to engage with this online community due to climate change. French artist Joanie Lemercier has joined protests against crypto-mining after learning that an NFT transaction equals her two-year power consumption in her studio.

Flowering. Alastair peat

Apart from this environmental responsibility, some artists find it difficult to appreciate digital art.

“I’m not against NFT at all, but some visual art forms should always be something tangible. I think my audience can feel me through my brush, my colors, my textures, something created by my own hands, not by the computer, “said Kate *, a Thai landscape painter.

She also worried that NFT artwork would end up destroying the aesthetic value and beauty of the physical versions, as it’s difficult to determine originality and uniqueness in the digital realm.

Mercurian. Alastair peat

Spherical alchemy. Alastair peat

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