SuperRare presents a peek into SCOPE Miami
This week begins with one of the most epic events in art, culture, and bidding of the year. That’s right friends, I’m talking about Miami Art Week. And while some classical art lovers may be rolling their eyes at the prospects fo sharing their podiums with lovers of NFTs and internet art, us crypto enthusiasts are ready for the takeover. Join SuperRare in celebrating crypto artists whose work has added a smile, a nod, or even a moment of inspiration into our lives, and get ready to see them in Miami at the SCOPE event.
“Untitled / Rendering / Who Am I?” (2021) (Animated)
Starting from his personal experience, which the artist has projected in his paintings, Fauves has decided to use the subject of cartoons as a symbol representing our body. A body often dominated and enslaved by our ego, in which all the elements and details exposed recall the extreme dissatisfaction to which the human soul is continually subjected in contemporary society. A story that becomes, in a metaphorical sense, the search for one’s superhero who in most cases hides in human weaknesses.
“Finding Freedom” (2019)
Isaac “Drift” Wright is a United States Army special operations veteran who learned to cope with PTSD and depression through urban exploring and documenting cities from unseen perspectives through photography. At the end of 2020 he was arrested for his work, being subjected to four months of incarceration without bond as the government used both his race as a black man and his special military background against him. The story arrived on the front page of The New York Times on June 6th, 2021.
“Paper Trail” (2017) (Animated)
Jake Fried (b.1984) uses ink and white-out to generate hallucinatory vistas, modifying and shooting the images over and over to create mind-bending animations that evolve at a frenzied pace. His work has been widely exhibited internationally, including at the Tate Modern and Sundance Film Festival. He has created commissioned work for clients including Adult Swim and Netflix.
“Neo Noir Taiwan” (2018)
Dave Krugman is an artist, writer, and the founder of ALLSHIPS.CO, a creative community dedicated to the idea that a rising tide raises all ships.
“Déjà Vu” (2019)
Cath Simard is a Canadian-born photographer, digital artist and educator with an instantly recognizable style that meticulously blends reality with her own imagination. Rooted in an immense passion for the outdoors and wilderness, Cath mostly captures the world as little pieces of a puzzle and brings them together into iconic composite images that often leave her audience breathless as they question their own sense of perspective and reality. Her work has been featured and shared millions of times on social media and featured in publications like Sony Alpha Universe, DP Review, Art of Visuals, Open Skies Magazine and Patagon Journal.
“Escape Manoeuvres (LN3790)” (2020)
Reuben Wu is a Multidisciplinary Visual Artist and Music Producer, based in Chicago, USA. He specializes in fine art landscape photography, often using aerial drone lighting to illuminate remote landscapes at night. His interest in photography was sparked while traveling the world as a musician and he is now regularly commissioned to create art for clients such as Google, Apple, and Audi. His first monograph, Lux Noctis, is held in the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also a Phase One Global Ambassador, National Geographic contributor and a co-founding member of the band Ladytron.
Making people dream and escape the every day world is the main intention of Michelle’s landscape art. She combines real elements with unique ideas to create magical scenes that tell stories.
“Place Holder Image, Video work in progress(final edits)” (2021)
David Bianchi is a multi-hyphenate artist and the creator of SpinemaTM (spinning cinema through spoken word), he is the first to bring poetic-cinematic films to the blockchain. His vision is to change the world through art utilizing NFTs with a focus on socially conscious issues.
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