Today l would like to discuss virtual galleries and their benefits for NFT artists.
I have had great experiences as an artist (I had sales on several of my virtual receptions) and as a collector (collected after a private tour with the artist in his gallery), and I would love to encourage you to set up your virtual gallery! Or several... I have over 20, between the ones I curate for the community, some with my collection, and a few with my own work.
Before we get started, I would love to share my most recent gallery, a custom design by Art Unchained, and this time I actually added my own art. 🤣
If you're not familiar with NFTs, they are digital assets that are verified on a blockchain. NFTs have become increasingly popular in the art world as they provide a new way for artists to monetize their work and reach a global audience.
Points to consider:
One way that artists can showcase their work is through virtual galleries. Virtual galleries offer several benefits, including increased accessibility. Unlike physical galleries, virtual galleries can be accessed from anywhere worldwide, allowing artists to reach a much larger audience.
Virtual galleries are also cost-effective. Setting up a physical exhibition can be expensive and time-consuming, but with a virtual gallery, there's no need to worry about logistics or finding a physical space. This can save artists both time and money.
In addition to being cost-effective, virtual galleries also provide an enhanced user experience. Visitors can explore the exhibition at their own pace, view artworks up close, and even interact with the artist. This level of engagement can create a more memorable and meaningful experience for visitors.
Another benefit of virtual galleries is increased sales opportunities. Virtual galleries provide a direct link between the artist and the buyer by eliminating intermediaries such as galleries or auction houses. This can result in increased revenue for the artist.
Finally, virtual galleries are versatile. They can showcase a wide variety of art forms, including 3D and multimedia works, which may be difficult to display in a physical gallery.
In conclusion, virtual galleries offer a valuable platform for NFT artists to showcase their work, reach a larger audience, and increase their revenue opportunities.
Artist Spotlight - Peng1
Please introduce yourself:
Mike aka Peng1
What's your Twitter handle?
What is your medium and style?
Multidisciplinary, but I have a special connection with 3d and Neo-expressionism, both traditional and digital.
How long have you been an artist?
My entire life. Art has always been a release for me and a way of expressing myself.
What inspired you to become an artist?
Escape - I know that sounds strange but growing up extremely poor in an abusive home, art became my escape. It was something I had that allowed me to forget who I was and imagine a better life.
When did you start on NFTs?
NFTs were a natural progression for me in 2021. I had been involved in the crypto world for many years leading up to it. It gave me a path to incorporate two things I love -technology and art.
How is your creative process?
My creative process is ever changing. Doing digital art usually involves lots of coffee and many hours in front of the computer. Traditional art is more sporadic for me. There are moments I feel inspired and have to put something down on canvas or paper. I have a very artistic household where I try to encourage creating for my children and involve them in as many processes as possible. If you can incorporate your family into the creative process, you don't take time away from either for the other.
Did NFTs change the way you create?
Yes and no. The process and styles are the same, but it has allowed me to create more frequently and explore subjects that I probably wouldn't have explored otherwise.
What is the piece you are most proud of? Add a link.
"Sun in the Stars"
It was the first mint I did of a traditional painting in which my wife was my muse. https: /firstname.lastname@example.org/pop-05a9/6
Do you have a drop coming that you want people to know more about?
I currently have a drop on Foundation that will include 10 works when finished. "Techno-Expressionist Visions" is a very personal collection depicting the struggles and complexities of the human condition.
Who are the people that inspire you on web3?
Well, there are so many. For starters, Irina @Ambi_eth She has a will like nobody I've ever met. Doing art to survive after escaping Ukraine and raising children alone. One of the strongest women I've ever met. Ella @bright_lightart always a professional with an intense passion, and creativity. David @dpoxley as a techie, I am inspired by his work incorporating technology into his artwork. and you yourself Fer you have a love for art that is unmatched and it shows in everything you do. There are so many others I would love to mention, but I would be here a while. The level of talent that I draw inspiration from in this space is astounding.
Who is your dream collab?
If we are talking dream collabs, it would definitely be Xcopy
If you could travel in time, where/when would you like to visit and why?
This is where many would say the future, but I already plan to visit that tomorrow. I would start off at The Curtain Theater -1595 to see the first-ever performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. From there, I'd go to 21st century bc and visit the Sumerians. Where it all began.
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