Are NFTs new art movement ? (2022)
I feel that the NFT movement is an epoch-making event for the art world.
Just as Marcel Duchamp created the concept of an original copy by signing R.Mutt on a toilet bowl, we in the present have succeeded in creating the concept of NFT by signing with MetaMask.
The simple act of signing separates the original from the copy, and the phenomenon of the act of signing spreading autonomously, decentrally, and without compulsion from anyone is reminiscent of graffiti culture.
In the 80's, people drew symbols on walls and subways in New York City that everyone could see and spread among their peers, and the inscription of data on a completely transparent blockchain seems to be the same thing, meta-wise.
As an artist living in the present, I really wanted to try to bring NFT back to the classic paintings on canvas again, and not confine it only to digital space. These works are both my own response to NFT and proof that I am alive in this time.
acrylic on canvas
606 × 606 mm
Token Standard ERC-721
Block Chain Polygon
Andy Warhol said 'There is nothing behind it.' Now, there is the blockchain behind NFT. If he would look at the NFT, would he say it is superficial?
Andy Warhol said 'I want to be a machine.' Now A smart contracts work according to an algorithm. It's the same thing over and over again. Would this be the machine that Warhol wanted?
Is this artwork ERC-20 or ERC-721 ?
There are no fakes in the on-chain data. Here is the NFT marked ERC-20. Is this token ERC-20 or ERC-721?
The Internet space is a contemporary public place; NFT is open to all artworks. The place for expression is open to the streets, not just to exclusive museums.
What is original ?
The more NFTs are copied, the more valuable they become. The user's signature only proves the difference from others. All images can be said to be copies. What is original? Where is original?
Co - Existence
Rare Collection is high price. Because it is expensive, it becomes rare. Tokens and art. Coexistence within the market mechanism.
Different medium, different works
Digital images are scalable. It can be scaled freely and look different depending on the device. The art you see is material. It cannot be scaled. NFT's images are unique, but not unique.
An artist's work will remain after they death. An immutable object will also remain in the Internet space.
In the year 2020, the leaders of the countries addressed the nation. It is an unforgettable year for mankind. I painted the leaders and minted their NFTs in 2020. I think it's very significant that I made transactions on the blockchain this year.
One of these NFT was "Vladimir Putin". With the Russian invasion, I burned the NFT as a protest on March 1, 2022.
Contract Address 0x60f80121c31a0d46b5279700f9df786054aa5ee5
Token ID 354344
Token Standard ERC-721
Instead, I added the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to my NFT collection. All proceeds from these NFT will be donated to Ukraine. I don't want any offensive language or behavior. I just want world peace.