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Dec 16, 2021 Top 10 Picks

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This photograph had a huge impact on me during the difficult time in lockdown of the pandemic. Photography and family helped me save my mental health. It was at the height of the crisis that photography became the new manifestation of family love for me, and it is for this reason that I chose to call this piece “HOPE”. This photograph presents my sister as the model, and my mother’s contribution as the stylist; it is a true artwork created out of family love. “HOPE”, the internationally recognized photograph in my body of work. This piece made various appearances in magazines including Vogue and The Guardian, as well as being showcased in the Photo Vogue Festival of 2021 in Milano.

“To Anyone, I have been locked away in my prison for longer than I care to admit. Not because of some outside force keeping me in, but because I never cared to leave it in the first place. The world and all who inhabit it have left me feeling nauseous, anxious, and riddled with fear. I had never even considered my loved ones worth fighting for, worth seeing, and I knew that it was killing me. Little by little, slowly every day. My time here was running out. When I awoke this morning something hit me. This feeling… that this is my last day. I knew that I had to try and say goodbye before I vanished for good. I owed them that much. I owed them an explanation as to why their love for me meant nothing. I was finally ready to face the judgement of living, but I never got the chance. I stepped outside into a world that had also given up. The sky had lost it’s hue. The sun escaped. What little love was left in this world had vanished, and the only thing that filled my lungs was dread. I couldn’t help but breath it all in. A force that was threatening our very existence loomed on the horizon. A force that I was familiar with. I knew all to well what this energy was, and what little I could do to stop it. It seemed that the world now felt what I felt, and any dream of finding peace was no longer an option. I betrayed my life and in turn all life betrayed me. I know that it’s too late for me to change the course of my existence, but if you’re reading this it’s not too late for you. Don’t let this energy consume us all, don’t let us vanish into darkness. If your chest feels heavy be sure to open your heart, or else you’ll end up like me. Best of luck, The Heartless”

BLOOM I To art is to trust yourself. To art is to open yourself up to the world so much that your story flows freely, without any bounds. To art is to allow yourself to just be. To art is to bloom. This the first chapter from the BLOOM series. BLOOM is an animation of a continuous story about my creativity and captures the state of imagination that I find myself whenever I’m creating. Creator : Lethabo Huma Executive Producer : Naxxion Collector Receives: – Displayed NFT – Physical 1189 x 841mm Acrylic Paint

„There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life.“ — H.P. Lovecraft, Celephaïs. Music by Omphalophobic. Animation by MC.

The thought that everyone you once spent hours talking to and growing up with just slowly drifting into their new life. Molding into the people they always wanted to be. I wanted this for them because I always wanted that for myself, but with this understanding comes with a lump in the back of my throat. We would become strangers and the thought of them forgetting about me hurt me. It made me question my life choices and the path that I am on. I was getting in touch with reality and realizing we are just experiencing one another for a limited amount of time. Good things don’t last forever but the memory does. Driving past this location on the way to a family diner grabbed my eye because it embodies all of those things. A place thats still intact, forgotten, and hanging on while being reclaimed by nature. I set up my shot and noticed that the light was too bright taking away the attention from everything important. I blocked the light out with a birdhouse and was taken back by the tree overlooking the whole scene. Everyone grew up and moved on from this place .

When I travel I always ask for a window seat, here’s why… this image! Not every time I get so lucky but most times I do and then moments like this happen. I took this image on a trip to Ecuador I did on December 2021 on my way from Cuenca to Quito. It was the perfect conditions for me to see the active stratovolcano volcano and lucky for me I had the 3 seats all for me which allowed me to move around and frame the shot as I wanted. I shot this with my G Master 70-200mm lens on the Sony alpha A1 Focal length: 148mm | F stop: 2.8 | Exposure time: 1/500

I’m inspired by the surrealist movement. The way the objects are rendered as they were barely even there, the depth of feel (and field), not to mention the colors? Come on man, Surrealism is fireeee. This is a self portrait, an expressionist work representing me and a figurative embodiment of my imagination. This also happens to be my first mint on SuperRare, which I’m clearly very excited about. I wanted to start of strong, with a BANG, and I think I really brought it on this one. Owner of this NFT has the option to receive the original, which is on 8.5×11 inch paper.

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