Asia-Based Crypto Artists Invited to Participate in Crypto Art Week Asia

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Time is running short for Asia-based Crypto Artists to participate in Crypto Art Week Asia taking place in Singapore and the Metaverse, January 20 through 30 with events kicking off on the 22nd.

Artists may apply here.

Official Twitter: @cryptoartasia

Official Website:

The aim is to build a stronger art cryptoart scene in Asia. Anyone is permitted to put on an event or host a showing so long as it meets our Code of Conduct. Reach out on Discord for more information and to get your gallery or event listed.

Though in no way affiliated, we aim to capitalize on the heightened art awareness in Singapore, by running in parallel with Singapore Art Week. Our HQ in Singapore will be the beautiful and cool Kult Yards, near China Town. Known for it’s connection to the underground music and art scene. We will be projecting all the artworks on the weekends of the 22/23 and 29/30 January.

Build Your Own Gallery!

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There are many ways to participate and join in the event even if you aren’t based in Asia. Check out the official website for ways you can help as an artist, platform, metaverse property owner or collector.

Created by @radarboy3000!

Please Support CryptoArt Community-Centered Artist BruceTheGoose

[Want to help? Skip to the end of the post for details about the cryptoart benefit auction and related sales now taking place on Sunday December 20 at 2 pm Eastern Time.]

Yesterday morning many of us became aware that cryptoartist BruceTheGoose had experienced a major loss after his wallet was hacked.

So please don’t send donations to any ETH address you have for him until he announces a new one!

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The loss was considerable:

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So WTF is BruceTheGoose and Why Should I Care?

Glad you asked. BruceTheGoose is an OG cryptoartist and by that I don’t just mean he’s been creating and promoting his own art since the early days. He’s done a heck of a lot to build the scene from which all cryptoartists can now benefit.

For example, as he states in his CryptoArtNet profile (where you can find many links to his online/cryptoart presence):

Recently, and without actually intending to, I founded what I believe is the world’s first blockchain-native LGBTQ+ initiative. Initially the intention was simply to have a Pride parade in the Metaverse while the world is shut down, but it was met with so much encouragement and appreciation that it would’ve felt like a disservice to everyone involved had we not made something more out of it.

We’re still solidifying things, and figuring out the best method of supporting / promoting queer creators in the NFT space, as well as aiming to bring more traditional artists into the Metaverse; but at present we have a gallery in CV and an NFT minting contract that are accessible to any LGBTQ+ creators that want to utilize them. More info can be found at the Nifty Pride website. We’re also formulating tokenomics and HODL’ing incentives for our native token, $FAB (Fabulous Funds).

Among other things, BruceTheGoose is also:

Someone who’s been supportive of a wide range of projects, people and initiatives including Untitled, the “first generalized NFT focused hackathon”. He also gave advice and information to many of the projects which resulted;

The first independent artist to create artwork for Wildcards, a cryptoart organization raising funds for conservation;

Possibly the first ordained minister offering Metaverse wedding ceremonies. While this was initially another way of supporting LGBTQ+ individuals in the space, his services are open to anyone unable to have a traditional wedding as the pandemic continues;

Currently building NFThub as a free resource for the larger NFT community.

Not surprisingly, his fellow cryptoartists responded strongly to his loss including Rogan X who is organizing a benefit cryptoart auction for Wednesday, December 16:

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Check the comments from the above tweet for responses from many of the 20 artists who have already pledged or donated pieces for the auction.

The response has been strong and we’re just getting started:

BruceTheGoose soon endorsed the effort and thanked all those giving their support:

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Information About the Benefit

Details are still being solidified but here’s what we know.

The benefit auction has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 20th, 2 pm Eastern Time and will take place at danil pan‘s Art Gallery Auction House on Telegram.

Rogan X pledges to continue the auction until BruceTheGoose’s losses are restored or Rogan X collapses!

If you’d like to donate art, please send it to roganx.eth:

After bids for art are accepted, there may be a delay in receipt. Rogan X will be waiting for low gwei to reduce TXN costs.

Contact Rogan X directly with questions about the auction.

Breaking News: Mintable is offering support:

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And KnownOrigin is also participating:

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More updates to follow. This is even bigger than an auction!

I’ll be donating art. Will you?

CryptoArt News: Media Appearances by CryptoArtNet Members

This edition of CryptoArt News focuses on recent coverage of CryptoArtNet members mostly from the last two months. I have to say I was a bit surprised to see that some of the main media outlets covering cryptoartists predominantly featured CryptoArtNet members during this time. We’re still less than 300 members but we punch way above our weight!

This is a very stripped down version with links to member listings and to the articles or video sources. Subsections are in no particular order. There’s so much here I just cut and pasted and left it at that.


#ArtProject2020 – Women Leading the Art and Tech Movement
Featuring Sarah Zucker and Angie Taylor

Daniel Crowley: Adventures in NFTs — An Interview with Kristy Glas

Sunstar Davao: Star of her own canvas
Vyannka Pauline Balasabas aka squirterer

NBC News featuring Lawrence Lee and Matt Kane
How blockchain technology reached Christie’s and changed the art world along the way


Async Edition

Sam Brukhman on Kitty Bast and Cultbitz
Kitty Bast x Cultbitz

William M. Peaster on Bard Ionson
Transcendence in “The Gate”
Distortion Genius: Bard Ionson, a Singular Artist for a New Age


Ann Marie Alanes Interviews CryptoArtists

Paola Castillo: How Digital Artists Succeed With Cryptoart, Acknowledging Black Artists & How To Treat Collectors

YouTube: Videos

Featuring Paola Castillo and Fabin Rasheed


Known Origin

Clyde F. Smith aka Flux ArtGuest Editor
Featuring Kitty Bast, CECHK, squirterer, Nadart

karan4dArtist Spotlight

Tierras RarasArtist Spotlight

defiantsquidArtist Spotlight

This Giddy FutureArtist Spotlight


Behind the Screens with Serena Tabacchi
An Interview Series from Known Origin and MoCDA

Behind the Screens with Lawrence Lee

Behind the Screens with Sparrow, Gisel X Florez and Angie Taylor

Behind the Screens with CECHK and Kitty Bast

Behind the Screens with Karan


Josie Bellini: Behind the Art – Season 2

Fewocious – Behind the Art with Josie #27

YouTube: Season 2 Playlist

Appearances by Fabin Rasheed, Giant Swan, parrottism, Fewocious, Pr1mal Cypher


SuperRare Editorial

Bard Ionson: Am I an Artist? Journey to SuperRare

Fakito: Argentinian Gen-Z

Fakito: from a Hobby to a Job

Milton Sanz: Alone with myself

SR Interview with Milton Sanz: Between Darkness and Light

Okytomo: Ruins

Luno aka twoclicks: Boing, boing (and a LA) — Postmortem

Rutger van der Tas: From Rembrandt to Golden Girl

Studio Nouveau – Mist

Studio Nouveau
Crypto Music: A Way Forward for the Music Industry

parrott_ism: Inside Down, Upside Out

FEWOCiOUS: Figuring out Who I Am

Yusaymon: from Streets to SuperRare

An Exploration of High Weirdness: Interviewing Sarah Zucker

Julian Brangold: Aesthetic of Uncanny Realism


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BitBasel CryptoArt Event Debuts With Miami Vice Themed NFT Art Contest

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Miami Cryptocurrency Community Hosts First Ever BitBasel Art Event in Wynwood

“Miami, a hub of music, art, culture and technology, where beauty and innovation merge. And no better place than Wynwood, Miami’s Art District to celebrate the NFT and CryptoArt Revolution.”

CryptoArtist and NFT Curator, Johnny Dollar

BitBasel takes place December 5th, 2020 from 6pm to Midnight, Miami Time!

Art Basel may be canceled but the spirit of Miami Art Week continues. The Miami Crypto community will gather on December 5th to host BitBasel, a hybrid in-person and live-streamed gallery showcasing the latest and greatest in the CryptoArt world.

The event will take place at Bitmining market, a Bitcoin Cafe located in the heart of Wynwood, and will feature the top influencers and artists from the cryptocurrency industry experimenting with a new medium of digital art named Non Fungible Tokens (NFT).

NFT Gallery Featuring CryptoArt by such artists as:

Coldie 3d

Alotta Money

Max Osiris

Matt Kane

Gary Cartlidge

Robness Cyberpop

Johnny Dollar

Gus GG

lulu xXX

Franky Nines


[Links to CryptoArtNet Listing pages]

Plus Live Painting by Johnny Dollar!


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NFT Art Contest – Theme: Miami Vice

Bitbasel is holding a ‘Miami Vice’ themed NFT contest in support of local Miami not for profits and other crypto-friendly charities. Top submissions will also win cash prizes!

Deadline Extended!

Submit your digital art piece here by December 3rd at 11:59 pm, Miami Time!

BitBasel Panels and Events Include:

Gallery Panel

The illustrious purveyors of ecstasy for the eyes – Curators of cutting edge art. The act of displaying, promoting and selling digital art assets.

Jason Rosenstein Co-Founder at, Kate Vass Founder at Kate Vass Gallery,
David Moore Co Founder at KnownOrigin
Beatriz Helena Ramos Creator of DADA

Marketplace Panel

The Modern Bazaar – Crypto art is booming, learn how you can discover the hottest new and established artists from the comfort your computer screen.

Devin Finzer Co-Founder at Open Sea
Alexander Salnikov Co-Founder at Rarible
James Waugh Community Manager at Near
Roham Gharegozlou CEO at Dapper Labs
Jesse Johnson Creator of Aavegotchi

Artists Panel

Avant Garde Artists, Digitally Scarce NFT’s – Creators of Wow! Artists who utilize cutting edge technology to showcase their art globally.

Rares Krilla
Frankie Nines

Hybrid Event

Join us online or in person for networking and drinks. Bringing back Miami’s great crypto events in a hybrid manner, chat in person or online.

Get Your Tickets!

FREE Online Sign-up gets you access to the virtual stream full of education and influencers in the digital art space plus the first 50 people to sign up will get the award winning Miami Vice theme NFT and everyone after 50 will be entered in for your chance to win.

For more info: ~ Twitter: @bitbaselmiami

[Post based on promo material from BitBasel and Johnny Dollar]

Art Tech Music Brings NFT Art to Miami Art Week 2020

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Official Announcement for Art Tech Music
See Event Site for Updates!


DATES: 4-6 December 2020

LOCATION: Online & VR:
Blockchain UniVRse World in AltspaceVR

PARTNERS: XR LABS Miami, ArtServe,
VIR Spaces, WOCA,

CURATORS: LUVRworldwide & The Bad Lament

VR Gallery Powered By: Bits and Tokens



Bringing together some of the top crypto artists from around the world, this mixed media event taking place over 3-days in Virtual Reality(VR) highlights the intersection of music and art, capturing the excitement of NFTs (Non Fungible Token) and XR (Extended Reality). With a curated selection of NFT artwork and music, the exhibition will feature still images, video, audio and 3D models from a diverse range of innovative artists.

Join us for an immersive, interactive display and learn more about tokenising art on the blockchain or becoming a collector, bid on the artist’s work or just drop by to meet some like-minded people in the virtual space!

With DJ sets from international acts and Miami artists, it’s a collaborative synergy that’s come to be expected from the Miami art scene, through an online accessible way for the global community to participate. Experience a curated mix of sights and sounds with a global influenced Miami vibe, a show for artists by artists.


Art Basel has been a beacon for the Miami Art Scene since 2002. Since its onset, Miami and the Beaches have embraced the energy of the global art community. Numerous satellite shows, festivals, performances, gallery events and street art have exponentially spawned from this yearly convention in true Miami magical form.

Due to the pandemic, it is the first time that the official Art Basel Convention will not occur. In the spirit of Art Basel, Miami locals are not letting this stop the flow of artist expression this year.

This NFT exhibit in AltspaceVR is a component of a series of events organized by the XR-LABS Miami Community, and we are inviting the world to join us!

If you are wondering what is Cryptoart or NFT:
Why Should I Buy #CryptoArt?


GET IN THE (NFT) GAME – Fri. Dec 4 / 8pm-9:30pm EST
A curated selection of music and art to get the party started.
Artists: Bassed, LeftHouse/Mar$ Utah, Ruben Alexander
Music: LAMEBOT, Golden Flora, & MadSavvy

GIRLS TO THE FRONT – Fri. Dec 4 • 9:30pm-11pm EST
Featuring members of WOCA ‘Women of Crypto Art’ and more:
adayinthesky, Barbara Tosti, DaniellaDoodles, GeminiRising/Vandal, GiselX Florez,
Holliday Horton, JackiVR, Mindbender Art, oculardelusion, Sara Phinn, stelcart, Stellabelle, Stina Jones, TechMental, Yalo
Music: DJ Celeste & Return of Meera DJs

DROP A GEM ON EM – Sat. Dec. 5 • 1pm-2:30pm EST
A rare collection of art from emerging and established crypto artists, including a debut NFT from the Father of Digital Art, Laurence Gartel.
Featuring: A. L. Crego, Aurelien Pumayana Floret, Domenico Barra, Flux Art, KALI MANTRA, Legendary, Metageist, Mike Almond, Natural Warp, Sahaj Garg
Music: Silvio Rodrigues & Vandal of DAO Records

READY OR NOT – Sat. Dec. 5 • 2:30pm-4pm EST
Art and music by the Black, Indigenous and POC community:
BrightLight, Lightbrush, Pule Magopa, Unknown Mizery, Shinji Akhirah
Kēvens ‘Battle for Peace’ video viewing party
Spoken word by Marcus Blake
Audio Farm NFT & DJ Chris/Positive Studio ft. Johnny Dread

LET THE MUSIC PLAY : The Curators’ Show – Sat. Dec. 5 • 4pm-5:30pm EST
Music videos and virtual 3D elements from works by exhibition curators Alissa Christine and Michelle Brown, including a sneak preview of Love Crushed Velvet 3D 360 music video and leaving richmond teaser video.
Music: DJ Le Spam, Liberty Hell, Love Crushed Velvet

RE-PLAY OF ALL SHOWS – Sun. Dec. 6 • Noon-7:30pm EST



2D mode for PC & MAC:




•David Rosen Galleries / ­Miami Beach ­Onsite Event
•EXPO featuring expert panel discussions and educational workshops on the capabilities that exists between XR/VR/Blockchain and Art/Music
More info:

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FEATURED ARTISTS (With Links to those with CryptoArtNet Artist Profiles)

A. L. Crego

A.L Crego walks comfortably in the midpoint between the stillness of the picture and the continuous but condemned to an end frames of the film.

Featured Art:
Between Bars – That feeling that appears when you understand the meaning of the lyrics of a song that you have heard and sung a thousand times, but you never realized about it.


adayinthesky is a photographer, writer and artist from Vancouver, Canada, and half of Guerrilla Music.

Featured Art:
Dance – This piece is about the feeling of music and movement.

Aurelien Pumayana Floret

French visionary artist exploring unseen dimensions.

Featured Art:
RunDMT – “ you don’t know what you don’t know” -unknown

I created this piece after deep shamanic healing. I discovered that Fear is an illusion and it can be transformed into Power that unleash our true potential

Barbara Tosti

After losing twice all my analogic production I turned digital, found crypto and continued to experiment here.

Featured Art:
Breathing Good Words Around – Resonant Rhythm -The works submitted talk about how sounds and music permeate and resonate inside of our innerworld.


All terrain music producer and amateur meme connoisseur.

Featured Art:
CT Friends – @TheCryptoDog – A beat that slaps + an early btc adopter crypto dog + pop imaginary: my passions in a .mp4


I am a Mixed Media Artist from England who enjoys experimenting with various mediums to create pieces to provoke thought and prompt the observer to look and explore.

Featured Art:
Buju – I have always loved reggae and I wanted to pay homage to an artist that reminds me of my youth.


I am a 21 year old South African cryptoartist, fan artist and bookworm.

Featured Art:
Based on Lady Gaga and her development as a musician. Inspired by playing cards.

Domenico Barra

Glitch is the event. Pixel is the element. Low resolution. High vision. Experimenting. Exploring. Exhibiting. Exposing. Expanding. When you see a glitch, think of me.

Featured Art:
Les Danseurs au Glitch – I remember those wild times, the groove flowing under our skin, the lights blinding our eyes, the dance floor opening under our feet. Close to eachother, the night embracing the crowd in a hug. Let’s dance. I want to party all night long!

Flux Art

Flux Art, aka Clyde F. Smith, is new to the cryptoart scene but has a lifetime of involvement in dance, performance and visual arts.

Featured Art:
Staircase Session for Art Tech Music is a 1/1 edition of a video still by Neal Hutcheson, altered by machine learning, of trombonist Jeb Bishop and dancer Clyde Smith.


The soul of this artist is gifted with a natural sense of curiosity and innovation, making the best use of whatever is available to create.

Featured Art:
FLOE – An audio visual collaboration between mother and son, capturing the dance through life in the waters that surround all of us.

GiselX Florez

Gisel Florez is an artist of manual camera & video techniques incorporating with conceptual practice exploring interconnected nature through visual studies of waves.

Featured Art:
One single take live video recording of Kate Davis for the “Hi, How Are You Project” X World Mental Heath Day honoring Daniel Johnston @ Oso Recording.

Holliday Horton

Holliday is a multi-dimensional artist and animator who creates original works of art in virtual reality that mimics various levels of consciousness to influence viewers to experience an altered state of immersion.

Featured Art:
Tap Dancing is a piece exploring movement and sound with animation and special effects.


Jacki Clark is a British Fine Artist blending VR, AR, 360 video and immersive art.

Featured Art:
Mandala 3DTB is an exploration into immersive experiences using virtual reality and music.


My art is a form of therapy and offering in prayer. I meditate with nature and the goddess energy of Ma Kali before and during my artistic process.

Shiva Slide: Lord shiva has been having some fun recently, the gods are dancing while we feel the thumping as pain. The pain is just a short ride, we will make it.


LAMEBOT is a Miami based artist that utilizes his mercurial music production to fuel his unique aesthetic.

Featured Art:
“Minerva Leaving” – The Goddess has apparently left this world to fend for itself.

Laurence Gartel

Laurence Gartel is known as the Father of Digital Art for over 45 years.

Featured Art:
“Debbie Harry” – The Art exhibited is an original portrait of Punk Rock Diva Debbie Harry 1978.

LeftHouse/Mar$ Utah – collab

Mar$ Utah is a Rock and HipHop vocalist and NFT artist.

Featured Art:
McDuckin’ in UPX – This piece is an NFT song, music video, and cover art for McDuckin’ in UPX.


Legendary is an Austrian artist mainly focusing on satisfying and story-driven 3D loops.

Featured Art:
“Transparency of Time” is inspired by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and answers the question what hides inside the pendulum. The color scheme and the magenta hues pay homage to redshift and blueshift describing the phenomenon of light shifting towards either shorter or longer wave lengths depending on whether objects in space move closer or farther away from us.


Lightbrush is a guerilla projection mapping artist and 3D animator who has been utilizing his tech and artistic skills to support protests around the country, and has recently entered the cryptoart space.

Featured Art:
“It’s a New Day” is a collaborative audio NFT between Lightbrush, Stephen Barry, Seba Balle, n00k1s, Billy Beck and Miguel Lantigua.


A co-curator of this exhibit, Alissa Christine is a multidisciplinary, multidimensional, multisensory, high vibration, visionary, virtual reality/XR, healing artist focusing on positive change by inspiring inner growth, spirituality and sustainability with love.

Featured Art:
Alissa shares a selection of 3D elements from the VR 360 music video for Love Crushed Velvet collab with The Bad Lament, along with a 3D renaissance of her Music Chroma lightbox series for the Marlin Hotel South Beach Collection.

Marcus Blake

A Jamaican-born, Miami-based multimedia artist. Work includes poetry, street art, fashion, performance, event coordinating and visual art.

Featured Art:
Dream Box – Exploration into the multidimensional states of our imagination. Collab with LUVRworldwide expanding his signature Tapenology style into a 3D experience.


I am a digital artist who has found his place selling VR sculptures to collectors around the world thanks to the exciting new world of crypto art.

Featured Art:
The Priestess and the Chrysalis – Here a Silc priestess sings in harmony with the hum of a chrysalis. This piece was directly inspired by talking to a small girl about how girls would be better at riding butterflies than boys would.

Mike Almond

An artist and programmer with a love of digital decay, abstract forms, and technological misuse; Mike creates works to please his own aesthetic (and often poetic) sense, using a continually evolving suite of image generation and manipulation tools.

Featured Art:
Cloud Call: Two friends catch up over a video call backed by calming music.

Mindbender Art

Brooke Einbender is a leading pioneer in the exploration of XR art & community-based VR collaboration. She’s establishing new frontiers and directions at the intersection of where art and technology meet in the context of its impact on human consciousness.

Featured Art:
Breath Out – Tiltbrush painting/AR – This meditative piece invites you to embrace its fiery energy and let all the other B.S. float away like the sounds of music.

Natural Warp

Psychedelic / Visionary 2D/3D 360° AR/VR #CryptoArtist

Featured Art:
Metaverse Meditation – “a Breakthrough beyond Time … a Crystalline Meditation Time Vortex experience captured on film for the very first time ever …”


Multidisciplinary artist currently working in live, large-scale animated public projections, VR and cryptoart; cofounder

Featured Art:
Seeds of Space (2020, Tilt Brush) I wanted to be as far from Earth as possible, immersed somewhere not only with no walls, but with no beginning and no end. Title & concept inspired by the song, Seeds of Space, from In the Village of the Apple Sun (2006), by Anton Barbeau.

Pule Magopa

I love to create anything surrealist or ancestral.

Featured Art:
Afro Beat King – Fela Kuti – The artwork celebrates the life of late artists, expressing their legacy outliving their death.

Ruben Alexander

Ruben Alexander is a US based digital artist that loves to experiment and mix tools and mediums to share.

Featured Art:
“The death of rock n roll” speaks to this time where social gathering is *verboten* and the ways we have listened to music have been further digitized.

Sahaj Garg

Sahaj Garg is a creative ‘technologist’, artist, sound designer and problem solver, fascinated by the cosmos, revelations, perception, macros and zen Philosophies.

Featured Art:
“tethered” is an artwork emerging along the lines of companionship in a digital world, the word tether stands for connecting digital devices and also being confined in a space, the aspect which has more so over has been brought to light due to the pandemic. Reflecting towards a dithered global companionship while also reflecting on some time to self retrospect, being a companion of oneself and dance with your own shadows in this box.

Sara Phinn

Sara Phinn is a Visionary art artist exploring psychedelia, cyberpunk, and mythological aesthetics and concepts.

Featured Art:
Bjork is an incredible artist and musician pioneering the interface of VR and music videos, her work has been a lifelong inspiration to me and I wanted to honor her with this tribute portrait of her from her album cover for Homogenic.

Shinji Akhirah

Artist. Illustrator. Designer. Wordsmith. Beatmaker. Batteries not included.

Featured Art:
And On: Inspired by the enigmatic and always dynamic Erykah Badu.


A Fine Art graduate from Australia and Germany (Bauhaus) who creates conceptual 2D animations.

Featured Art:
Mariah Antoinette – A hybrid of Mariah Carey, song bird with an infamous 5-octave range, and Marie Curie, who was said to occasionally keep birds in her hair.


Cryptoartist and Creator of #Top5NFT Show on Twitter.

Featured Art:
Idea Machine – Within you exists an Idea Machine. This Idea Machine runs 24/7. It produces ideas when you are both awake and asleep. It’s always there. It’s running constantly, whether you are aware of it or not.

Stina Jones

Stina Jones is an independent artist, best known for her quirky character designs which incorporate her trademark use of clean lines and bright, happy colours.

Featured Art:
Songbirds of electronic dance music; a page from my digital sketchbook.


I reproduce reflections of my imaginary topography inspired by society, whilst against the grain of the mundane.

Featured Art:
Electroniq is an art token celebrating Hiltronix, an electronic female DJ artist stationed in Miami, Florida, USA.

The Bad Lament

Michelle Brown is an Australian new media and VR artist focused on immersive and interactive art installations and creating storytelling experiences in the extended reality space.

Featured Art:
A co-curator of this event, Michelle Brown displays virtual 3D elements from her VR music videos along with a video teaser for leaving richmond.

Unknown Mizery

“We first came to know Toronto’s Unknown Mizery several years ago as a highly outspoken songwriter and recording artist, and since then he’s expanded his overall repertoire immensely.

As a man of many hats, the Guerilla Music emcee is a certified producer, beat maker, radio show producer, entrepreneur, film maker, activist, humanitarian, community builder and even more that…” –

Featured Art:
The song Forever is about finding abundance in the moment with lyrics touch on the good feeling that hip hop culture has, this feeling will live forever. Gamja Beats / ‘Cassidy’ / Italian rapper “Moicano MC”.


Digital artist duo from Ukraine

Featured Art:
“Mindful Divers” – A couple of aliens from another reality with their pet. They communicate in a language that we don’t know. What are they talking about?

Press Release Via: Art Tech Miami

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NFT Art Platforms Planned for Stacks 2.0 Blockchain

dark square with rounded corners and four evenly spaced white circlesBlockstack PBC, under the direction of Muneeb Ali, has been developing the Stacks blockchain for a number of years. With the coming launch of Stacks 2.0, the project is moving forward with two key interrelated procedures, Proof of Transfer (PoX) and Stacking. In addition, a big bag of the STX cryptocurrency has gone to the Blocks Foundation which is using it to fund projects that support the growth of the ecosystem. Among those recently considered for grants are three with a focus on NFT-based art and collectibles.

A Brief History

Blockstack’s history goes back to 2013 at Princeton where Muneeb Ali and Ryan Shea founded the company which became Blockstack PBC. A lot has happened since then with a great deal of money raised, many developers on board and the first SEC-qualified offering of a token in the U.S., the Stacks (STX) token. The future looks very interesting with the upcoming launch of Stacks 2.0 and many changes for the founding organization.

Proof of Transfer and Stacking

Two concepts are key to understanding how both miners and STX holders work together to support consensus and secure the Stacks blockchain, Proof of Transfer (PoX) and Stacking.

In a blog post from February, Blockstack PBC cofounder Muneeb Ali describes Proof of Transfer as an approach that “harnesses” Bitcoin’s “durability” to secure the Stacks blockchain:

“On a PoX blockchain, rather than committing computational resources, miners commit financial resources by transferring the PoW cryptocurrency of the more established blockchain to some other participant in the network. In turn, these miners are rewarded the new blockchain’s cryptocurrency.”

This approach “anchors” Stacks to Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work blockchain. In this system, miners deposit Bitcoin which is then used to reward those holding STX, the cryptocurrency associated with the Stacks blockchain. Miners’ then “write new blocks on the Stacks blockchain and earn rewards in the form of newly minted Stacks (STX) tokens.”

Holding STX, in which “token holders must lock up their tokens for the time period they want to participate,” is called Stacking. Those who stack are rewarded with Bitcoin from miners and, in the process, help enhance network security.

These two procedures, Proof of Transfer and Stacking, tie the Stacks blockchain to the Bitcoin blockchain while supporting PoX consensus and securing the network. More on these two key concepts can be found in the blog post, Stacking Earnings Model from the Blockstack Blog.

Cryptoart-Related NFT Projects

Blockstack’s 2019 token sale raised $23 million. A big chunk of STX tokens were recently used to fund the Stacks Foundation and support the nonprofit in furthering the development of the Blockstack ecosystem.

An early initiative of the Foundation is a beta Grants Program offering up to $5000 US for relevant projects. There have been over 20 proposals to date, two of which are relevant to cryptoartists and have been funded. In addition, a closed project offers some provocative ideas for those considering the future of NFTs.

OpenRiff is a “marketplace for collectibles” featuring NFTs. It was inspired by the OpenSea marketplace and will draw, in part, on OpenSea Whitelabel Marketplace resources.

Risidio Auctions will start with auctions of “Digital Collectibles on Stacks 2.0” and is being developed by the creators of Loopbomb and RADICLE. They also reference OpenSea in their application with more of a focus on OpenSea’s limitations, including Eth gas prices, which are also a problem for Loopbomb.

The overall plan is to:
“build bidding software on Stacks 2.0 that starts with the small, but rapidly growing, marketplace of Digital Collectibles and reaches beyond this to the multi-billion dollar markets in auctions of real world physical assets.”

Smartists proposed the development of “Private Art Studios on the Internet of Value” but the grant application has been withdrawn. This ambitious project was intended to allow artists to not only share work but to sell work directly to collectors.

Focused on those artists with a DIY mindset wanting to move away from centralized platforms for art sales, the Smartists proposal also has some interesting solutions to managing the rights offered in such sales. Definitely worth a look for how the concept addresses artist networking and sales as well as next steps for those that believe NFTs are the future of rights management.

More to Come

I’m currently participating in the Freehold project (Twitter) which is an experiment in building community and turning products into movements. This blog post is my first contribution. I’m participating in order to learn more about Stacks, for participant compensation and to see how the approaches of programs like Freehold might contribute to CryptoArtNet.

I will also be keeping track of NFT-related developments and sharing those here on CryptoArtNet News.

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CryptoArtists from Argentina on CryptoArtNet

I’ve been wanting to highlight the artists on CryptoArtNet from Argentina. Now seems like a great time given the CryptoArg collective drop currently available on Nifty Gateway. You can follow the collective on Twitter and on Instagram.

Some but not all of these artists are on CryptoArtNet. And not all Argentine cryptoartists on the site note their location or country of origin as Argentina. But I guess that fits a group with a show called CAOS/CHAOS.

Here are thirteen Argentine cryptoartists that can be found on CryptoArtNet with notes from CryptoArtNet’s Artist Listings!


Argentinean artist. Peronist: give me Pope Francis, Perón, Evita, Néstor, Cristina, Los Palmeras, and a good asado among friends, and I’ll turn the world into a Paradise.

I love politics as much as science, cats, art, and a good book. If I were to choose between a Lambo and a Citroën 2CV, I’ll pick the 2CV.

Assorted techniques and styles. Eccentric, maybe crazy.

Twitter: CryptoArtistX

Crypt0 Baby

Joaquina Salgado aka ‘Crypt0 Baby’ is a new media artist based in Buenos Aires specialized in 3D immersive experiences, XR/VR and live visuals. Her queer activism is reflected in her artwork. The color palettes are a key element of her work that connect us with galaxies of emotional states.

Twitter: @crypt0_baby


I am a 19 year old artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I specialise in 3D Art. You can find my work up on SuperRare and Rarible!

Twitter: fakito__

Frenetik Void

As digital technologies change the definition of what it means to be human, the relationship between physical presence, virtual identity and digital corporeality becomes more diffuse. The work of Frenetik Void unfolds in a science-fiction environment, a post-human universe inhabited by mutating beings, hybrids in which limits are vanished.

Twitter: @frenetikvoid


Digital artist and programmer working in animations, images and other media.

Twitter: @gcorallo

Julian Brangold

By adopting a multi-disciplinary approach that includes painting, computer programming, 3D modelling, video intallations, collage, tattooing and a myriad of digital mediums, his conceptual research explores a wide variety of latent contemporary subjects. Using art as an investigatory discipline to explore themes like technology, artificial intelligence and the online self, Brangold explores mediums that transcend conventionalism through their various combinations and deconstructions.

His works seek to make us wonder what our place is within a world of constant technological advancement and new natural landscapes, losing the division between the digital and the human.

Twitter: @julianbrangold


My main focus is playing with recurring elements using them as symbols, as well as experimenting with the boundaries with figuration and abstraction. As I produce art as well as do research in this field, I go back and forth between creation and social research of the art world, taking in account the symbolic, social and political aspects of artistic expression.

Twitter: @kazwes2


ALGORITHMIC ARTIST LOST IN A RECURSIVE LOOP. His work combines the beauty of nature with the artificial decay of big cities, represented by organic algorithms that grow in the middle of concrete. He is inspired by internet culture, dystopian/sci-fi films, old videogames, punk, mathematics and generative art.

Twitter: @_k0ch

Nad Art

Artist. Dancer, mixed media and technological experiments in Corvus Project.

Twitter: @Nadart12

Norma Xelda Jara

I am a freelance graphic designer. I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Creativity and art has always been in my identity. I studied third level drawing since 1992 and technology was always present in my profession.

In 2016, by chance I joined the Dada community where I made 1800 digital drawings and introduced myself to digital art.

In June 2019 I met two amazing art stores like MakersPlace and Knownorigin and I inserted myself by tokenizing my works in cryptoart.

Today I belong to a community of decentralized and empowered artists who are permanently searching for new paths, including technology as a form of expression and search for identity.

Twitter: @Xacoli_nft


Hello, my name is Octavio, I am a visual artist from Argentina.

I am in the last year of Sound and Image Design at the University of Buenos Aires. In the university I always choose the most avant-garde professorship’s, the ones that were encouraged to new things. We tried new technologies.

My career was always a constant try and I think that nowadays, all that practice, all those test, are defining my style. Something that I found…
and I want to do.

Twitter: @okytomo1

Souline Art

Argentine artist currently residing in Spain. World traveler. Through my works I try to reflect how labyrinthine reality can be. Combining different techniques, styles and registers, I recreate the complexity of the perspectives that surround us. The lines prevail in my works, through which I seek to play interactively with my works to unite them and create more complex structures and symbolisms.

Twitter: @OrfanoSolange

Tierras Raras

Tierras Raras explore the mix between oil painting and digital art, based on colors and textures, to create different scenes and characters that inhabit them. Most of her scenes come from old family photos, which she transform, and turn into something else. “Tierras Raras” is the name, in Spanish, given to oxides that can rarely be found in their pure form, just like her characters.

Twitter: @tierras__raras

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CryptoArt News: New Projects and Platforms

Despite the high cost of gas, new cryptoart projects and platforms have been launching all over the place. And, to spite the high cost of gas, one of the best is on a blockchain other than Ethereum. While some are temporarily stymied, cryptoart continues its forward motion.

NFT Showroom

Two particularly promising cryptoart platforms recently launched, NFT Showroom and Cargo. Of the two, I’m most excited by NFT Showroom. It’s on the Hive blockchain and you can find a listing of team members in their launch announcement post. Some great artists are involved and the platform has the feel of one emerging from the cryptoart community.

I follow a bunch of cryptoartists via Twitter and lately I’ve been discovering many with which I was unfamiliar via NFT Showroom’s Twitter account. It’s awesome to see such an excellent project using Hive and being led by artists. You can find out more through their Peakd feed and through the Ultimate Guide To NFT Showroom.

screenshot of tweet announcing cargo token launch


If NFT Showroom hadn’t launched I’d probably be most excited by Cargo. The Cargo Marketplace is an Ethereum-based NFT minting and sales platform. Lots of well-known cryptoartists are minting there and the site showcases their work quite nicely.

I did a bit of minting when the site was still in test mode and I need to follow up to see how things have changed. My general impression was that Cargo is a well thought-out project that has done a good job of learning from other platforms. One of their more interesting features is the ability to mint ERC-1155 tokens which offers one possible route to reducing your gas costs. Cargo also recently introduced NFT staking.

Here’s Cargo’s launch announcement and Twitter account. Definitely worth a look by both artists and collectors.

headshots of i4art founding members

i4 Art

i4 Art is another promising artist-led project that describes itself as a “member owned artist network exploring opportunities in blockchain based digital art.” It’s organized as a DAO and here’s what they say they do:

“We buy digital art, and sell for more later. We also buy art for groups and individuals.”

“We onboard new artists to blockchain, and purchase NFT minting rights from artists not interested in dealing with crypto.”

“We educate and mentor artists, to maximize their potential.”

The founding members are listed on the bottom of the home page and they include some of the most respected cryptoartists in the game.

Here’s more on how the DAO works, their art collection displayed on OpenSea, their Discord channel and their Twitter account.

Probably the most slept on news in cryptoart at the moment but it’s not like they’re heavily promoting it either. On the other hand, sometimes slow and steady is the smart path to take.

screenshot of tweet announcing limited time for joining BlockParty


Blockparty is a new gallery/marketplace featuring curated artists. They’ve launched their marketplace with a small group but are also taking applications for new artists.

They recently opened registration for collectors, I think, for 48 hours. I guess that’s a FOMO tactic?

You can join over 16k followers (!) on Twitter to keep up with their progress.

screenshot of tweet with rari R


$RARI is a new Ethereum-based token from the popular cryptoart platform Rarible which has gotten more attention than all of the above combined. Launched as a governance token, $RARI has been generously distributed to all those buying and selling art on Rarible. What’s crazy is that some $RARI will also be distributed to NFT holders who purchased work on competing platforms.

Rarible has also announced plans to become a Decentralized Autonomous Organization or DAO. This is a bold move that will put a very community-oriented platform into the hands of the community. Given that many of Rarible’s challenges stem from being an extremely open platform it will be interesting to see what the community does with itself!

Here’s more from DeFi Rate as well as Rarible’s Twitter account.

Colorful abstract background with two arrow signs pointing left and rigth
CryptoArt Web Directory

There’s a lot to keep up with in the land of cryptoart and one way I’m trying to make that easier is with CryptoArtNet’s CryptoArt Web Directory. It’s a very simple link-based directory that I will update on an ongoing basis.

Launch Announcement:
CryptoArtNet Launches CryptoArt Web Directory


5 Routes to Mainstreaming CryptoArt

dr seuss digital collectibles website screengrab with cat in the hat

Cryptoart going mainstream may not be as enjoyable as some hope. But it’s going to happen one way or another. So let’s say we want to encourage the process. Here are 5 intersecting routes to do so, all of which are already in motion.

The most active route currently seems to be the moves by big brands to create cryptocollectibles using their intellectual property and big names adding their own work to the mix.

1) Big Brands and Big Names

Big brands are coming to NFT Land and that will eventually crossover to the world of CryptoArt. While I’ve made the argument that NFT Land is actually part of Crypto Art and Design World, we can all see there’s a distinction between game NFTs, in particular, and art on cryptoart platforms.

But the big brands aren’t always coming into gaming. They’re also tokenizing pieces of popular art as NFT collectibles.

For example, Dr. Seuss:
Dr. Seuss Digital Collectibles
Can these Dr. Seuss decals help digital collectibles catch on?

And Doctor Who:
Doctor Who Digital Trading Cards
Doctor Who to Enter the Cryptoverse as BBC Plans Trading Card Game on Ethereum Blockchain

Plus William Shatner memorabilia:
William Shatner on the WAX Blockchain
William Shatner Makes History on the WAX Blockchain!

More directly relevant to cryptoart is the appearance of José Delbo on MakersPlace. José Delbo is a renowned comics artist and MakersPlace is a leading cryptoart platform.

Given the crossover between fine art and popular culture in the 60s and 70s, as well as the blurred boundaries within the cryptoart scene, this is a big step in the mainstreaming of cryptoart.

Baseball star Tommy Wilson’s appearance on SuperRare may not be in the same league as Delbo but is certainly another move in the big game.

Also of note is the Cryptograph project “one-of-a-kind digital collectibles from your favourite icons and artists that raise money for charity forever, all secured by blockchain technology.” The fact that they began with Vitalik Buterin and are raising money for good causes has probably spared them some ridicule now that both Ashton Kutcher and Paris Hilton have joined in.

On a side note, the nicest art I’ve seen related to this project to date was the response by luluxXX to Paris Hilton’s cat painting:
Crypto Kitty. luluxXX

2) High Prices

Staggeringly high prices for cryptoart, like the $55,555.55 for Picasso’s Bull by Trevor Jones make the news and excite speculators about a new asset class. In the traditional art world, that’s what gets the most attention and the same is happening for cryptoart at a smaller scale.

If some of these sales are being manipulated by speculators, that also happens offline. In any case, high prices will contribute in their own way to mainstreaming cryptoart.

But “who’s gonna tell the yield farming bros?”

3) Media Outreach

Cryptoart needs to be more visible beyond crypto media. While big brands and high prices do get us some attention outside of our scene, focused media outreach is required for cryptoart to become a more normal part of the art world.

Platforms and people getting attention in the above two categories are best positioned to break through beyond crypto media. In particular, cryptoart platforms could be doing more targeted outreach to business media, regarding new forms of assets, and art media, regarding new opportunities for artists.

If, for example, MakersPlace, SuperRare and Nifty Gateway built on their numerous wins with professional publicists, they could do a lot to introduce cryptoart to the mainstream.

Investments and acquisitions also provide publicity opportunities as we’ve seen with the acquisition of Nifty Gateway and, over in NFT Land, the recent raise by Dapper Labs. Further publicity would not only help these platforms and related companies but help bring NFTs and cryptoart to the mainstream.

4) Virtual Worlds

Cryptoart has been a big part of the growth of Decentraland and Cryptovoxels. Obvously, the biggest driver is the ability to buy parcels of virtual land as NFTs. But the life of these spaces is greatly enriched by the involvement of cryptoartists.

Decentraland is a strong example of a virtual world connecting with the mainstream. Developments include José Delbo’s exhibition and Samsung’s support via its Blockchain Wallet App.

Tokens launched by virtual worlds also bring cryptocurrency traders into the space, even if at a distance. Decentraland’s $MANA is one such token and now $SAND from The Sandbox has joined the fray.

As virtual spaces grow in popularity, cryptoart will benefit by being part of the scene.

5) CryptoArt Displays

Events have been a big part of the cryptoart scene in virtual worlds but displays of cryptoart in various forms are probably the most accessible aspect for outsiders. The issue of displaying cryptoart may not readily come to mind when considering mainstreaming but it’s very important especially when one considers display in the home or office.

While some will remain baffled by high prices for NFTs and others just can’t afford to play at that level, being able to enjoy and share one’s art purchases in a form that’s easily accessible by others should not be underrated.

The partnership of pixEOS, an EOS-based cryptoart platform, and Canvia, a creator of digital art frames, is a promising sign. Canvia seems particularly well-designed for those who want a display form that looks most like traditional art.

Mark Date of Rendar, a site that is onboarding street artists, recently wrote about TokenCast, an “open source application enabling users to directly display their tokenized NFT artworks on an independent television or monitor.”

As Mark points out, TokenCast “may help attract mainstream artists and collectors into this space.”

However, at the moment, this DIY display by @secondrealm is my favorite.

Other Possible Routes to the Mainstream

These are the possibilities that strike me most strongly but I’ve seen other ideas floated. Some people feel we shouldn’t call it cryptoart, an idea with which I strongly disagree.

If you have some opinions on the topic, please share them on Twitter in response to this post and I’ll do a follow-up at a later date. I’ll also include relevant comments from this Twitter thread in response to @aishacarif’s tweet on “barriers to entry in the #cryptoart world.”

CryptoArtists of Color at CryptoArtNet

We continue our Identity Series with CryptoArtists of Color at CryptoArtNet. Daïm Aggott-Hönsch and oculardelusion each suggested the topic separately which I thought was a great idea!

The shortness of the list surprised me but I hope that will change. I would have expected the concept to include more people but I reached out with a group email and maybe some folks missed it. It also may be a more culturally specific term rather than one used around the world. I really don’t know!

If you are listed on CryptoArtNet and identify as an artist of color, however you define that catchall term for race/ethnicity/identity, please contact me so I can add you to this post: clyde(at)cryptoartnet(dot)com

If you’d like to create a listing and be included, please start here.

This post is a follow-up to Women of CryptoArtNet, which will eventually have a Part 2, and will in turn be followed by LGBTQ CryptoArtists and CryptoArtists 50 and Over.

CryptoArtists of Color (Alphabetical with notes from Artists’ Listings)

abstract imageCabo

I love various arts of abstract, creative, innovative, inspirational, and motivational themes.

My heart is in poetry and writings as well. Soon I will share some of my works in that regard.

Being a part of the CryptoArtNet community is exciting and I’m very much looking forward to the growth of this platform.

This is a more than an opportunity of displaying art. It is a freedom of expression, an avenue that will provide art lovers a look into the creations of creative minds, emotions, and outlooks.

So come often, share, and enjoy the journey of digital art on the blockchain. After all, it’s more than a moment, it’s the future of immutable craft.

Twitter: @CryptoAutobot

Neel Yadevgiant arrow crushing human on ground

Student of life, death, the human condition and everything in between – a jack of all trades; master of none.

Twitter: @n831y

oculardelusionabstract image

I’m a writer and multidisciplinary artist transplanted from the West Coast of California to the Norfolk coast of England.

My visual work straddles analog and digital media – from traditional letterpress printing to still and moving lens-based images and large-scale animated projections on medieval buildings. A longtime participant in multiuser digital worlds, I’m currently exploring the possibilities of VR and cryptoart as tools of expression.

Founding member of, a group of UK-based cryptoartists bringing a diversity of voices to the cryptoart space.

Twitter: @oculardelusion

Osinachiman holding a lamb in arms

Aesthetically and procedurally, Osinachi’s work explores visible existence as protest. The artist is interested in depicting and reimagining how individuals and collectives engage in advocacy for freedom of identity by thwarting societal expectations. This could be through the things they wear, the paraphernalia they adorn themselves with, or simply by being and existing in a form (albeit harmless) that the society frowns upon.

Through his work, Osinachi indirectly calls out the society to acknowledge its shame and failures. Drawing from his experiences as an Igbo person, he creates figurative portraits that feature subjects often posing in bold and assertive positions and, whether they are nude or dressed in African textile prints, they initiate conversations that most people are often hesitant to have around identity – sexual, gender, cultural and otherwise.

From a genuinely happy and successful single mother to a man in a dress, Osinachi’s subjects appear without eyes, prompting the viewer to shut their own eyes against physical appearances when judging an individual’s essence and worth. Sometimes, the artist takes a cue from ‘80s black-and-white portrait photographs, which he grew up seeing in homes across South-East Nigeria.

Twitter: @Prince_Jacon

Sami Lingabstract image

Sami is a creative tech professional whose expertise spans many disciplines and programs.

She has 7 years experience producing work under the banner of many international household brands (Disney, Universal, Nickelodeon etc), through blockchain she offers her experiments with algorithmically generated digital abstract expressionism.

Twitter: @MikailaDeady

sturecabstract image

I am a multifaceted artist with a lifetime of trying to find a career that not only suites but also inspires. trying a multitude of different crafts. Geometry loves colors and I love them both.

Studied industrial engineering back in college and have masters degrees in graphic design and computer technologies. Love coding, designing, tattooing and swing trading.

Twitter: @sturec5

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CryptoArt News: Women of CryptoArtNet

Recent discussions on CryptoArt Twitter point to the need to support a stronger presence of women in cryptoart. While the cryptoart scene seems more welcoming to women overall than many tech domains, women make up only 20% of CryptoArtNet listings.

Hopefully more discussion and action are ahead. For my part, highlighting the women who have listings at CryptoArtNet seemed like a good place to start. There is some ambiguity around gender in some cases so I may be adding or even subtracting from this list in the near future. If I get one wrong, let me know!

Let me also say that CryptoArtNet is very supportive of the presence of all genders and gender combinations. Binaries can be useful but ultimately limit human identity and artmaking in sometimes brutal fashion.

The cryptoart scene has generally been a very positive and welcoming space. Part of what’s great about it is its international makeup. I’ve been very glad that artists choosing to create listings on CryptoArtNet offer a strong representation of many different parts of the world.

Women of CryptoArtNet (Alphabetical with notes from Artists’ Listings)

image of sculptured woman's faceArtbymitrai

Indrani is a self-taught artist inspired by the shapes, colors and form of natural objects. She is especially moved by the engaging simplicity of illustrations created for children and how Vermeer’s treatment of light can bring out the ethereal beauty of a simple moment in time.

She was elected for juried exhibition, lightandspace, which was impactful in focusing her research efforts into a variety of new methods and techniques. She has entered a more experimental phase with digitized works and the use of digital tools paralleling her discovery of blockchain technology which she sees as an open door to a whole new world of possibilities.

Twitter: @artbymitrai

Abstract image hiding woman's face by Anna Stoyanova-Spontaneart at CryptoArtNetAnna Stoyanova/Spontaneart

Traditional and digital painter. I am working in different styles and techniques, and I am mixing them digitally….

With the event of the internet and the new technological progress, I discovered a new way to express my creativity and started to paint digitally. At this moment I am creating daily digital art, very personalized, because, usually I love to create with custom brushes that were painted or designed in separated applications. Mostly I am remixing my photos of my traditional art in different variants and techniques and I am experimenting new ways to create. Some of my fans called my transformations of old art in new “Recycled art”.

Twitter: @anfasesto

colorful abstract figures by Barbara Tosti on CryptoArtNetBarbara Tosti

digitalart, drawing, masks, photography, Portraits, Spacedivers, storytelling, Timetravel

Twitter: @spacedivers

image of an eye by BrightLight on CryptoArtNetBrightLight

I am a Mixed Media Artist from England who enjoy’s experimenting with various mediums to create pieces to provoke thought and prompt the observer to look and explore.

Twitter: @brightlite76

Abstract image of women's head in purple, red and black by Cechk on CryptoArtNetCECHK

CECHK is the pseudonym used by Gabriela Cecchin, a brazillian visual and crypto artist.

The themes of her works includes a neo-cyberpunk world, a glitched reality, womanhood, mental illnesses, substance abuse, and the self reflected ego on the internet.

Using bold colors and a unique painting style, she seeks to communicate chaos through her art. Creating her works with traditional and digital techniques, she explores the tangent between reality and digital reality.

Her works are inspired by the works of Francis Bacon, João Ruas and Katsuhiro Otomo.

Twitter: @cechk_art

Handdrawn girlish bedroom by Fullmetal Magdalene at CryptoArtNetFullmetal Magdalene

All my life I have loved creating visual works that I would describe as ‘Art Out Loud’. My artistic influences include Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Theodor Seuss, and Leonardo Da Vinci. I love celebrating the female form in my works. My pieces incorporate influences from my findings in psychology, theology, blockchain technology and pop culture; as well as my personal journeys through meditation and psychedelics.

‘Become content at heart, while also remaining discontent and disobedient; indeed become contented and agreeable (only) in the presence of that other Image of nature.’

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

Twitter: @fullmetalmagda1

Image of angelic women intertwined, floating by Gala Mirissa on CryptoArtNetGALA MIRISSA

Gala Mirissa is a digital artist based in Barcelona and Reus (Tarragona). She works still artistic digital artworks, but one particularity of Gala are their multifaceted skills in the combination of Photography and Art with motion graphics and thus create something that looks alive, feeling the movement as an universal language and the song of our bodies.
Finalist in VISUAL ARTIST AWARDS MIAMI 2018 for The Best Technical Innovation, she was selected in the International Filmaker Biennale Women Cinemakers and interviewed for claim the participation of women in Multimedia Art.

In 2015 she began to develop the Redhawk effect using morphing softwares. Inspired in George Redhawk and Bill Domonkos, soon she began to have more curiosity for all the specialities about motion art while she was developing their Artworks.
She studied Philology, Madrid, and Multimedia at the UOC, Catalonia.

Twitter: @gala_mirissa

ethereal image of explosion of light by Gisel X Florez on CryptoArtNetGisel X Florez

GiselXFlorez is an artist that incorporates photographic & cinematic techniques with conceptual practice to explore the ways in which we are interconnected within the space of existence. Gisel creates using traditional manual controls with a digital 4×5 incorporating immutable technology on various platforms & blockchains such as ETH EOS, DGX, ENJIN & WAX. She is currently is developing a VR immersive installation & forming artistic community initiatives within Cryptovoxels & Somnium Space.

Twitter: @giselflorez

A close up of a person in psychedelic rorschach ink test style by Julia K Ponsford on CryptoArtNetJulia K. Ponsford

Julia K. Ponsford is a self-taught inter-planetary and multi-disciplinary crypto artist residing in Montréal, Québec and a founding member of the Alien Art Hive collective. Her visual arts style is ever evolving and hard to pin down, thriving on experimentation and floating through a world of dreams. Recent interests involve creating psychedelic inspired collages using the assistance of artificial intelligence elements. She is also an ambient electronic musician and enjoys making hypnotic and surreal soundscapes and has recently began mixing mediums to create multi-sensory visual and auditory experiences.

Twitter: @juliakponsford

portrait of woman's head and neck, lying back, in dark colors by Kitty Bast on CryptoArtNetKitty Bast

Kitty Bast creates characters that reappear and reside in a place where things are not as they should be. They each have a name and are often found in scenes of ambiguity for the viewer to unravel. Each piece of work is like a window with a view into the characters world.

I am aware of the boundaries of language. Art gives us a way to release what lives inside our head.

Kitty was awarded at the Khojaly Peace Prize for her work in the exhibition & ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament in London 2017.

She is also a Tattoo Artist and Studied BA & MA Fine Art at The Manchester School of Art, UK.

Twitter: @KatSheKittyBast

dark landscape of tree by a lake by Luisa Espeineira on CryptoArtNetLuisa Espiñeira

I am a photographer and digital artist based in Galicia, Spain. I’m in love with spaces without people or in which people are only part of the landscape. I like the long exposure, I can spend hours trying to get the perfect picture. Then the editing part will begin, until I get what I am looking for, what I felt when I decided to photograph that space. I use Photoshop, After effects and Premiere to editing a to animate my images.

Twitter: @LuisaEspineira

A woman with eyes covered by Mar.E on CryptoArtNetMar.E

From Twitter:
Arte +Diseño+cosas, Artista descentralizada #powerdada #collector #opensea #knownorigin #creary #cryptoart #rareart #mare #makersplace

Twitter: @marespi

A screenshot of a video game with cute bear by Miwa on CryptoArtNetMiwa

Love drawing cute animals for long time and enjoy making happy art. Also, love trying new things.

Twitter: @Miwa79530603

dark blue somewhat abstract portrait of human head by Nad Art on CryptoArtNetNad Art

Artist. Dancer, mixed media and technological experiments in Corvus Project.

Twitter: @Nadart12

bottom half of woman's face by OoakosiMo on CryptoArtNetOoakosiMo

audiovisualart, cryptoart, digitalart, experimental, multimediaart

Twitter: @OoakosiM

abstract in purple, red, blue and black by oculardelusion at CryptoArtNetoculardelusion

I’m a writer and multidisciplinary artist transplanted from the West Coast of California to the Norfolk coast of England.

My visual work straddles analog and digital media – from traditional letterpress printing to still and moving lens-based images and large-scale animated projections on medieval buildings. A longtime participant in multiuser digital worlds, I’m currently exploring the possibilities of VR and cryptoart as tools of expression.

Founding member of, a group of UK-based cryptoartists bringing a diversity of voices to the cryptoart space.

Twitter: @oculardelusion

A woman with collar shirt and head wrap by Paola Castillo on CryptoArtNetPaola Castillo

Minimalist Illustration Artist-Inspired by fashion, social media, toys and beautiful people all around the world.

Twitter: @les_dore

bubble wrap art by Pistissofia on CryptoArtNetPistissofia

Pistissofia is an interdisciplinary artist from Montreal (CA) based in NJ (USA). She works in performance, installation and publication.

Twitter: @sofiapistis

Abstract of mineral cross section by Placeofmany on CryptoArtNetPlaceofmany

Brandi Kyle aka PlaceofMany is a traditional and digital artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Since her first cryptoart piece was published in 2018 she has expanded her art presence from the physical into the digital using pour painting textures to drive her 3D works while still painting Velvet as well.

Twitter: @Placeofmany

abstract construction including eyes and small figures by Souline Art on CryptoArtNetSouline Art

Argentine artist currently residing in Spain. World traveler. Through my works I try to reflect how labyrinthine reality can be. Combining different techniques, styles and registers, I recreate the complexity of the perspectives that surround us. The lines prevail in my works, through which I seek to play interactively with my works to unite them and create more complex structures and symbolisms.

Twitter: @OrfanoSolange

An abstract drawing of a face by Stina Jones at CryptoArtNetStina Jones

Stina Jones is an independent artist, best known for her quirky character designs which incorporate her trademark use of clean lines and bright, happy colours. She has managed to find an overlap between her two main disciplines – Graphic Design and Illustration – creating her own niche in the digital art world.

Twitter: @stina_jones

abstract lime green by Sparrow on CryptoArtNetSparrow

Sparrow Read is a software engineer, traditional artist (encaustic wax medium) and digital artist. Finding a synergy between technology and art, Sparrow explores the latent space of Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) deep learning algorithms and other digital manipulation techniques to create artworks that are a collaboration between human and machine. Most recently she has been creating “programmable art”, where owners of individual elements of an artwork can control the rendering of a master image to create an artwork that changes over time based on their selections. Her current focus: allowing control of some elements of the master artwork to be controlled by external data, such as weather, Tweet sentiments and market prices.

Twitter: @blackboxdotart

abstract image of nude woman reclining on stomach by Squirterer on CryptoArtNetsquirterer

Squirterer is a fine artist from the Philippines. Mainly focusing on traditional media, she found herself experimenting with digital media. Though the majority of her works are oil painting, she also does photography, video art, sculpture, and a bit of animation. She likes to explore human experiences and the unconscious mind.

Her works have been exhibited in various exhibitions in the Philippines.

All photographs are original and are taken by her.

Twitter: @hidetheblade

Stefania Paintsfour models posing by Stefania Paints on CryptoArtNet

I started with digital drawing last year end of october and now you can buy merch of my drawings in my redbubble and society6 shop

Twitter: @Stefaniapaints

abstract outer space style image in reds, purples, blues and black by sturec on CryptoArtNetsturec

I am a multifaceted artist with a lifetime of trying to find a career that not only suites but also inspires. trying a multitude of different crafts. Geometry loves colors and I love them both..

Studied industrial engineering back in college and have masters degrees in graphic design and computer technologies. Love coding, designing, tattooing and swing trading.

Twitter: @sturec5

a mannequin from three sides by on

Brigitte Fässler is a member of TWISTEDSISTER.IO: a project-based multidisciplinary collective of artists and designers exploring new avenues of artistic production in the digital realm. Connecting visual thinking, game theory and incentive systems as elements of social interaction and collaborative creation practices, the eponymous project investigates the forces behind manifestations of self-portrayals in social media networks.

Twitter: @twistedsisterio

A woman's head with collar shirt and glasses by Voke at CryptoArtNetVoke

Creative Expressions Without Boundaries

Twitter: @VeeArt7

name yrdgz in circular design by yrdgz on CryptoArtNetyrdgz

digital artist. works range in methods of creation; from digital paintings and doodles, to GAN-assisted works, to minimalistic expressions in the form of digital glitches.

Twitter: @yelitzardgz

We welcome all cryptoartists at CryptoArtNet and would love to see more women and folks with all possible gender identities join us, even if you don’t wish to disclose such identity!

CryptoArtNet Members at the Center of CryptoArt Innovation

A number of cryptoartists with CryptoArtNet listings have recently announced creative projects, many with other artists or cryptoart-related platforms. The following are example of such projects bringing innovation to cryptoart.

Bård Ionson

Lots happening at CADAF Online this weekend. Bård Ionson is introducing some innovative work including an update of his unique NFT packaging from 2019:

Bard Ionson CADAF Tweet

Gisel X Florez

Gisel X Florez continues her work with Bullionix creating “3D digital collectibles backed by real gold.”

Gisel X Florez Bullionix Tweet

Skipper Gemx

Skipper Gemx is up to something serious as he and his collaborators lay the “foundation of mixed reality assets as an nft.” It’s complicated but will clearly offer new options for cryptoartists including innovations for Decentraland users!


There’s an interesting connection building between cryptoartists and musicians, for example, this music video created by luluxXX in collaboration with Cazlab:

luluxXX Cazlab Music Video Tweet

Spaced Painter

Spaced Painter created the first 4K VRArt for NFTland as verified by such sources as KnownOrigin and

Spaced Painter 4K VRArt Tweet

Lucho Poletti

Lucho Poletti and ClayCastCrypto combined forces to create silver cast collectibles inspired by an NFT connecting virtual and physical worlds.

Lucho Poletti ClayCastCrypto Tweet

Fabin Rasheed

Let’s close on a meditative note with Fabin Rasheed’s multilayered project for Async Art that includes a new tool for interactive artmaking.

Async Art Fabin Rasheed Tweet

When I said innovation I meant innovation!

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CryptoArt News: CryptoArtNet Members Making Moves

Logo for CryptoArtNet - A colorful Letter CThis edition of CryptoArt News focuses on cryptoartists with CryptoArtNet listings. Last week we reached our goal of 100 Founding Artists a bit early. Originally expected by the end of June, new members kept on coming in and now we have a rich array of Artist listings where you can discover new cryptoartists and find out more about ones with which you’re familiar!

Nifty Pride – June 27th in Cryptovoxels

Early CryptoArtNet member BruceTheGoose is one of the organizers behind Nifty Pride, a LGBTQ event happening in Cryptovoxels to celebrate Pride 2020:

“Join us in Cryptovoxels as we host the metaverse’s first ever pride parade and afterparty. Grab a pride flag wearable, put on your gayest outfit, and march with us in celebration of individuality and freedom of choice as we parade through The Bronx before gathering in the North Tower for an epic after-party!”

Saturday, June 27th 2020 12pm UTC
North Tower
The Bronx, Cryptovoxels

Want to have your art displayed at the event? Here’s the Creator Submission form.

You can also Sponsor The Event!

Sparrow – Respect!

Sparrow, who may well be the most respected artist in the cryptoart game, dropped some knowledge in a discussion organized by the Blockchain Game Alliance on women in the blockchain industry.

“Making the space welcoming – to everyone – will mean we include everyone. And really, that is the path to wider adoption.”

“In art, in gaming, in blockchain, every one of us can make a difference by actively building a space where people feel like they belong & can contribute.”

She also appeared in a two part episode of Josie Bellini’s Behind the Art with Josie:

Behind the Art with Josie – Sparrow – Part 1 and Part 2

Matt Kane on Community

Matt Kane has made multiple recent appearances in cryptoart and NFT news media including an interview in NIFTIES with a powerful perspective on the potential of the cryptoart community:

“This community is a grand experiment with limitless potential to inspire and influence the outside world. The reality is that much of the world is sick right now and has been for some time; long before this virus. If we can show the world what a healthy and sustainable community looks like, it will go a long way toward mainstream adoption. People prefer to be healthy, want to be loved, want to be connected to inspiring people. We can be those people. We can become the model that makes the old model obsolete.”

Matt also appeared on Behind the Art with Josie Bellini:


Mlibty’s Fall of the Bureaucrats

JUΞRGΞN HOΞ₿ARŦH / Johvan Hartmann may not yet be on CryptoArtNet but he did recently write a review of Mlibty‘s Fall of the Bureaucrats exhibition in Cryptovoxels which took place in late May. The review appears in Hartmann’s new Medium publication for the NFT.ART project.

MLIBTY is also making his 2012 papertoy series available for free download:

Spaced Painter Setting Records on KnownOrigin

Spaced Painter was recently noted as KnownOrigin’s top selling artist of the week. It’s not the first record the artist’s set at KO including highest priced sale on KnownOrigin for a collaboration with CryptoSpectr.

Museum of Crypto Art has been a big collector of Spaced Painter’s work:


Spaced Painter is also participating in MakersPlace current TIME FOR CHANGE show in Cryptovoxels as is GALA MIRISSA:

You can find out more about Spaced Painter’s work at Cent where the artist discusses the pieces above and gives you a peek into what the artist’s thinking and how the artist’s working

Ferris Bullish at Cryptoartathon

Ferris Bullish is participating in this weekend’s Cryptoartathon, one of many events taking place in or with adjuncts in virtual worlds like Cryptovoxels

Sparrow, MLIBTY and Mr. Monk at Mintbase Launch Party

On Monday Mintbase has a launch party in Decentraland for artists including Sparrow, MLIBTY and Mr. Monk:

Multiple Artists in SuperRare Editorial

In May, cryptoart gallery/platform SuperRare launched SuperRare Editorial to provide an “open editorial space where artists, collectors, curators, critics and scholars share and discuss crypto art in a deep and meaningful way.”

Many of the early contributors include cryptoartists with listings on CryptoArtNet:

Reflections on the Purpose of Contemporary Digital Art by Yalo

Leaning into the Light by Matt Kane

Sparking Creativity By Bryan Brinkman

Cloud Hashes by Martin Lukas Ostachowski

SuperRare Editorial also profiled a number of artists in this weekend’s Crypto-Pop opening of the SuperRare Museum of Art in Decentraland. Participating CryptoArtNet artists include Bryan Brinkman, Fabiano Speziari and obxium.

Max Osiris Returns to SuperRare

Max Osiris is back on SuperRare. Congrats!

Let’s end on that touching note!

May CryptoArt News: It’s Raining Tokens!

Logo for CryptoArtNet - A colorful Letter CWelcome to the first edition of CryptoArtNet’s CryptoArt News Roundup. I start with acknowledging our own launch and then dive a bit into the growing social currency and personal token scene powered primarily by Roll. This isn’t limited to cryptoart and I stray a bit in covering the phenomenon.

Generally speaking it’s tough to focus on cryptoart news alone because it overlaps with a lot of developments. But I’ve mostly cut out cryptocollectibles including those cats and stars even though they are pretty darn relevant to the future of cryptoart markets.

I also managed to almost completely ignore the growing Decentraland/Cryptovoxels scene which is very important to cryptoart and is also quite hot right now. No disrespect intended!

Biggest News of the Month!

What’s newsworthy is a matter of perception. I saw one new art-oriented NFT marketplace announced widely this week in secondary crypto media outlets and it looked like it was basically a paid press release distro. The Block covered it but didn’t link to a site and I can’t find one nor a Twitter account so I’m treating is as not yet happening.

But CryptoArtNet launched this month and that’s big news to me!

I blogged about it on the CryptoArtNet blog with one of my typically prosaic headlines:
CryptoArtNet Launches Directory of Artists Making CryptoArt

Sacks of $CRAC

I also connected with Roll, which is powering a number of personal token releases at the moment, and CryptoArtNet now has its own social currency called CryptoArtCoin or $CRAC. This token is meant as incentive for signups and for promoting the site and will primarily be used to participate in monetization opportunities on the site. More on that topic in a month or so!

I wrote a number of versions of the $CRAC launch announcement that can be found on the CryptoArtNet blog, on Cent, on the CryptoArtNet Buy Me A Coffee page and in a press release.

Each one of these is a bit different and I’m probably going to write a couple more. Usually I post the same thing everywhere but I guess I’ve been on a roll this week, so to speak!

Screenshot of tweets

Are Social Currencies and Personal Tokens Securities?

The more I think about it, the more I’m concerned about how the SEC is going to view personal tokens and social currencies. I’m treating $CRAC as a utility token akin to loyalty points that can be exchanged for future services. That’s why I will not be involved with secondary market activity of any kind until I see how the SEC weighs in on this topic. But what about those tokens that literally offer shares in an individual’s future production of wealth and are already trading on Uniswap?

As with most legal questions, the answer is “it depends.” Aaron Wright shared some tweets on the topic (via Jake Chervinsky) from the perspective of personal tokens whose contracts are somewhat ambiguous and mostly about finding a “way to organize and incentivize a network around an individual, brand, group, etc.”

Wright initially mentions Alex Masmej’s $ALEX token which has been getting a lot of the attention as one that is “just meaningful between the parties in a purposefully amorphous way.” However, his initial perception was not the case, people informed him of that and he backpedaled on $ALEX which does look a lot like a security and may ultimately catch the attention of the SEC which is my biggest concern about such tokens.

WhaleShark.Pro Launches $WHALE

Noted cryptoart collector WhaleShark.Pro released a unique Roll token this month called $WHALE. It’s both a personal token, due to its partial reliance on the WhaleShark.Pro brand and community, and whatever you’d call an opportunity to buy shares in a basket of assets.

Cooper Turley’s piece for DeFi Rate has a nice overview.

While I wasn’t that surprised that $CRAC raised little interest from the media outlets I contacted, one would think the unique nature of the $WHALE offering would have generated more response. This is an innovative offering but WhaleShark.Pro’s celebrity seems to be primarily based in the cryptoart scene rather than the larger tech and media scene in which swim those releasing more highly visible personal tokens.

Then again $WHALE is backed by a bunch of art while the more media-worthy personal tokens are from young guys with bright futures aka the usual tech media darlings.

Ben Elliot: First at Being Ben Elliot

Influencer Artist Ben Elliot has announced a personal token pegged to his art career that will debut in either late 2020 or sometime in 2021.

Apparently he considered releasing it via Roll, which uses the Ethereum blockchain, and is now talking Stellar, which has its own blockchain. He’s also claiming a first though I doubt it will be a first of any kind by late 2020 except to have Elliot’s name attached. At least that gives him some time to release actual cryptoart!

Tokenized Cassette Tapes!

Wish I had more time to talk about $TAPE. Cool project and the coverage gets into what’s happening in the music scene a bit as well some news of Zora. Definitely worth checking out for artists making physical product:

Tokenized cassette tape by Grammy winner DJ RAC launches on new Ethereum-based marketplace Zora

How to buy $TAPE on Zora

Crypto Duo Hackatao on Nifty Gateway

Celebrity NFT platform Nifty Gateway included Hackatao in Drop 5. Blue chip former street artist Kenny Scharf also made the drop.

As Nifty Gateway notes, Hackatao are known as actual cryptoartists:
“Their involvement in the crypto art scene and their contribution to its community – one of the most remarkable and special aspects of the space – are crucial.”

Other cryptoartists to appear in recent Nifty Gateway drops include Twisted Vacancy, Coldie and Josie Bellini.

Of course, all artists releasing cryptoart can be considered cryptoartists. I’m not as interested in the celebrity space but I am hoping such activity will spur more mainstream adoption without undermining the grassroots community of cryptoartists. At least, not too much since that process is inevitable. Everything that’s happening to date is fairly predictable except for the personal token aspect though that’s already falling into a narrative arc.

Hackatao was also recently featured on Josie Bellini’s Behind the Art with Josie podcast on Twitch.

Josie’s been on a tear this month with all sorts of great artists including Skeenee, Coldie and Katy Arrington as well as Conlan from Async Art.

CryptoArt as a New Asset Class

Speaking of narrative arcs, we’re seeing more CryptoArt 101 coverage that recognizes a new asset class is emerging. Daniel Kuhn has a nice piece at Coindesk that uses Nifty Gateway as a jumping off point for a discussion of various aspects of the emerging market. Cryptoartists Max Osiris and Coldie both make brief appearances but the piece largely sidesteps the cryptoart community to focus on everybody else that’s getting in on the action.

Yonatan Ben Shiman of Virtual Humans tries to reframe the growing cryptoart movement as Virtual Art since that fits the site’s Virtual Influencer focus and business model. My only problem with the use of the word virtual is that it has become a stand-in for digital. The reality is cryptoart is not virtual. It’s real digital art. Beyond that, frame it however you need to make that money!

Speaking of Virtual, L’Atelier has a stylish and relevant report on the Virtual Economy. Much of it is about adjacent territory but it’s worth a look and definitely worth passing on as a form of legitimation for the space.

Turner Wright has a bit about the cryptoart market from the perspective of artist Vesa Kivinen. It would be nice if the piece linked out to Kivinen’s web presence however that’s an ongoing issue with crypto media outlets just like it is with mainstream and tech media outlets. But, hey, plenty of internal links to strengthen SEO!

So Much More CryptoArt News

Honestly, I’m running out of time for creating this post. That’s what I get for sharing my opinion and being good at gathering news. Here are some links out to various happenings from the month which has been quite rich. There’s much more of note that I don’t get to in this post.

Over at Cent

Hidden Gems – 2 including Art Reviews by Fabin Rasheed

BruceTheGoose is Rethinking The Goose Nest

Decentraland and Cryptovoxels

Introducing the Decentraland Content Creator Program

Open Sea and Decentraland Make The CoinDesk 50

There’s a Virtual Billboard/Cryptoart Convergence Happening – More on that next time!

Data News Announces “New Era”

Platforms and Galleries

Announcing InfiNFT!!! A Token Minting Platform with Images & Metadata on the Blockchain!!

infiNFT Alpha Artists including Giant Swan

Mintbase <> Arweave

MakersPlace + Grow Your Base

MakersPlace Introduces Collaboration (BETA)

Cargo Invites Everyone to Test Drive V2

Virtual Rare Art Festival

The Virtual Rare Art Festival involved a large number of cryptoartists including some with CryptoArtNet profiles:
Martin Lukas Ostachowski
Peter Bock
Gisel X
Matt Kane

Are you a cryptoartist? Get a free profile on CryptoArtNet! Plus $CRAC!!!