The International Digital Arts Festival This year on the 26th-27th of June the UK saw its first blockchain art dedicated festival (international digital arts festival). Held in central Manchester, the event hosted some fantastic and original art all centred around the digital format. Manny blockchain art projects contributed art to the event. the skill displayed…
Ernesto Romano creates work the mirrors what he has inside literally. His recent work are all x-ray scans of his own body below we see the work royal blood.
All of us consume fantasy reality’s in one way or another, but how many of us create one? Malena Santos also known by her online alias Zyralynn. One such rare individual who has the capability and creativity to not just produce detailed and technically brilliant artworks. But also, the deep concepts required to make art…
Who is Pepe? Well, Pepe is a frog… why do we care? Pepe despite all of the bad press association with trump and school shootings is cartoon frog whose origins are just that of an internet comic. But why are we talking about this alt-right Nazi frog? (I hope the sarcasm hasn’t gone unnoticed)…
With the upper echelons of the art world and wealthy investors being able to decide, as it was, who will be the next big thing, it becomes harder and harder for new artists to make their way through the maze that is their career path, the career of being a respected and full time practising artist.
Those noises that cause your heart to sink as you walk away from just hanging a new artwork you just purchased, as it hits the floor with a bang and the glass shatters, you hope beyond hope that the work is ok, knowing full well there will be some damage, but your luck isn’t in and the canvas is ripped or the frame has broken beyond repair.
You’ve got to be a lot of things to be an art dealer one of the main things you will need is a ruthless attitude. It’s really important to note an art dealer is NOT an art manager they are basically opposites the only thing they have in common is that they both think a particular artist is very talented and worth trying to sell.
This is part 2 of another post Video Art – Where It All Started
In this article, I will be sharing my experience as an art manager and dealer as well as offering some advice for those wanting to pursue this avenue of work.
At the present moment, the art world is controlled by a few galleries and individuals and is far too centralised. The Blockchain Art Exchange will shift this balance of power into a far more decentralised market in the same manner that Netflix is shaking up the TV broadcasters or the way bitcoin is changing the banking system.