Taiwanese artist YuLiang “YuYu” Liu and his partner Alex Aravantinos are making the cryptoart scene are more diverse place with their LGBT-inclusive takes on historic artworks. The Berlin-based couple speak to Nina Knaack about reforming popular culture, making a positive impact, and why they needed blockchain — and each other — to make it happen.
The ancient practices of postcolonial nations are too often forgotten. But Taofeek Ibrahim Adeshina, known to the web3 community as Sarkin Foto, is on a mission to immortalise his Nigerian heritage on the blockchain. He speaks to Ola Kalejaye about how he is telling his nation’s stories authentically, and why web3 is the place to do it.
Storm-chasing photographer Lori Grace has always had a passion for extreme weather. But, after buying her first camera, she was transfixed by the spiritual process of turning the mighty forces of nature into art. She speaks with Ola Kalejaye about her run-ins with lightning, the validation of NFTs, and doing her bit to make web3 a more inclusive place.
New Yorker Lil Mahnaji has become one of the highest profile rooftoppers in web3 — and the only one to do so while wearing a hijab. She sits down with Mariquita de Boissière to discuss what her work is like as an openly Muslim, brown woman, and her hopes to inspire minorities to succeed in whatever field they choose.
Building cinematic worlds from (extra)ordinary scenarios, Milan-based photographer Naty crafts stories with her lens. She talks to Mariquita de Boissière about making art that people can connect with, and why representation on the blockchain matters.
Web3 is revolutionising the way that art is created, shared, and owned. By providing new avenues for tokenising and selling art, NFTs are building a new ecosystem, opening the door for artists to earn a living from their work and experience more creative freedom than ever before.
For Nathaniel Stern, life extends far further than the human experience. Connecting the dots between human feeling, nature, and technology, he explores the endless bounds of sensibility through his art. He speaks to Ola Kalejaye about The World After Us, and using art to ensure that world is good.
Angel’s path from bartender to renowned NFT artist is characterised by resilience and an unshakeable creative urge. She sits down with Mariquita de Boissière to talk about the healing power of colour and how not sweating the small things can inspire creative breakthroughs.