The Blockchain art Exchange welcomes a new artist Shaun Pryszlak. Shaun is a new to art but already shows an understanding of aesthetic and balance in imagery. His work clearly draws influence from Keith Haring but does so very well and all while manifesting its own unique charm.
Two series of artworks go live today 1/11/2019 seen below "Bitcoin Boogie" and "Ethereum Ecstasy" each of these works has 4 numbered productions making them highly limited. As Shaun is a new artist we will let the market deiced what his work should be valued at. From today production 1 of both artworks for be up for auction starting at 0.5 ETH for two weeks. Both of artworks launched are archived at top quality getting an A grade in our grading.
Who are your artistic influences?
It is hard to say. Keith Haring was the first artist where I thought, "That's cool, I wonder who it is?", From there it goes back to Dada and forward to street art. So everyone from Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol to Shephard Fairey and Christian Marclay. Plus lots of comic books.
What medium do you work with and why?
Currently I am working with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. It is great having an undo button while you are being creative.
What attracted you to Crypto Bitcoin etc.
I have been following the Crypto scene since 2014. I tried mining and trading and never made any money, so I thought I would try selling stuff. I think it is a really interesting area as it has could affect all aspects of the world we live in. There is the beginnings of a backlash against large corporations, be they Google or Amazon, so anything decentralised is a step in the right direction. Of course, this is very early days and it's not going to be until "Bitcoin 3" that things really get serious. I am also attracted to the idea of digital collectables. When I was a kid I used to collect bubble gum cards and things like that. There are similar apps (Quidd, tops, etc) around these days but your cards are just data in their database. If they go bust you can kiss your collection good bye.
How long have you been creating artwork, what sparked it?
I have been creating stuff for about 15 years. I don't know what sparked it but it was just something I wanted to do. I don't come from an artistic family and I never went to art college. I didn't even really do art at school. I did lots of evening classes and probably spent ten years doing the equivalent of a one year art foundation. I started with mixed media and sculpture, did a bit of music and have finally settled on illustration. For a long time the stuff i did was related to music, then I dabbled in comics and after doing a graphic design course, here I am.
If anything what do you want your work to express?
Things can be serious and things can be fun at the same time.
Any other things?
My other side project is a web comic called The Nurbs. I started it about 15 years ago and every now and again it dies or comes back to life.
See more of Shaun's work here https://redfivesoftware.com/paintings/