STELLABELLE AU CARRÉ: My Solo Show In Paris at L'Avant Galerie Vossen

Paris, here I come

Stellabelle Au Carré at L’Avant Galerie Vossen March 14, 2024

I’m super excited to announce my solo show in Paris, France at L’Avant Galerie Vossen organized by Zelectric. I have some really fun things planned so I hope to see you all there. Special thanks to Albertine Meunier, Thuy-Tien Vo, Caroline Vossen and Benoît Couty.

Details:

Where: L’Avant Galerie Vossen Google Map
Opening: March 14, 2024 at 6 PM
Stellabelle’s Talk at the gallery: March 16 at 3 PM
Duration: March 14 - March 30
Metaverse Gallery: Voxels

I want to talk about the art I created for this exhibition and the boxes (filled with a variety of things) I had manufactured for a vending machine that will be at the gallery. All of my paintings and animations go on sale starting on March 14, 2024 at 6 PM Paris time.

Stella Mundi
2024
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Foundation

Underneath our fancy art clothes exists the ancient fast food McDonald’s uniform, a staple of the starving artist. Stella Mundi wears the Gigatura symbol of freedom around her neck. This is an adaptation of Salvator Mundi, a painting attributed to artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated 1499–1510. The fish details in the hair were inspired by the art of Salawaki.

WAGMI
2024
10 editions

Rarible

In the background are the most significant moments in my 8 years in crypto: In 2016 I began my crypto journey on Steem, created my Bitcoin Blocksize war painting in 2017 and founded Slothicorn, a Creative Commons cryptoart collective in 2017. Then in 2020 I minted my genesis art on the Hive chain, Diamond Alligator, which was collected by Bullauge. I went on to mint art on Ethereum, Solana, Avax, Tezos and am still a big believer in Bitcoin. The flashing animation illustrates what it’s like to live as an artist in the green bull and red bear markets of crypto. The term “Wagmi” was one of the most absurd themes to emerge from the 2021 NFT craze.

Gigatura Kills Lord Finky
2024
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Foundation

Gigatura has reached the final moment as she plunges a knife through the heart of Lord Finky, CEO of Gigacorp. This artwork is part of the Gigatura art project which I have been working on for a year and which will launch on Tezos in 2024.

We’re All Gonna Make It?
2024
1/1

Foundation

Marie Antoinette of Ethereum proclaims, “We’re All Gonna Make It” while the Tezos artist in the background shrinks and shows signs of chronic despair.

The Crypto Artist
2024
1/1

Foundation

Let’s mint some art on a chain and narrowly avoid getting hacked by the latest scam link.

Humans Are NGMI
2024
1/1

Foundation

Will Ai destroy us like many of the Ai researchers fear? One thing is already happening: with so many deepfakes and Ai-generated images now in our media, we no longer can tell what’s real and what’s fake. We are already undergoing a massive shift in our ability to trust what our eyes see. Perhaps humans are not gonna make it.

The Cult of the Trout
2024
1/1

Foundation

We can already create Ai boyfriends who will not hurt or kill us. This is the cult of trout because the artist Salawaki is our Trout High Priestess and now all I can see are trout everywhere.

THE VENDING MACHINE

Stellabelle’s boxes

There will be a vending machine (thanks to Albertine Meunier) at the gallery and over a hundred custom-made STELLABELLE boxes filled with various items including colored stickers (all 9 deisgns are shown on the back of the box.) 8 LAUNDER YOUR MONEY nfts will be hidden inside 8 different boxes and the QR code contains the private key. Also some mystery Tezos NFTs will be in other boxes……shhhhhhh! Each box will cost 2€.

STELLABELLE box filled with stickers, tiny food and a Bitcoin

Try your luck and maybe you will get a Bitcoin, one of my NFTs or for those unlucky souls, a rat on a rug. Most boxes contain LAUNDER YOUR MONEY THROUGH MY ART colored stickers and miniature food, and for those who collect all colors (9 in total), I will sign your exhibition catalogue (wooooohoooooo!).

The colored stickers in the boxes are part of these animations which are all available as NFTs on Rarible, Objkt and Manifold.

Launder Your Money Through My Art: PINK SHORTCAKE
2024
10 editions

Rarible

The art trade is the last unregulated market but don’t let that stop you from laundering your money through my art. This expression was born out of a conversation with Mexican artist Berkanas as she was trying to come up with a message for me to take to the streets as part of my Artizen Gigatura project. Wristwatch style: Dogecoin.

Launder Your Money Through My Art: TEAL SUNDAE
2024
10 editions

Rarible

Launder Your Money Through My Art: BLUE ICE CREAM
2024
Open edition

Manifold

Launder Your Money Through My Art: BRAINS SUSHI
2024
10 editions

Rarible

Launder Your Money Through My Art: YELLOW HAMBURGER
2024
10 editions

Rarible

Launder Your Money Through My Art: PURPLE CUPCAKE
2024
10 editions

Rarible

Launder Your Money Through My Art: ORANGE CAKE
2024
10 editions

Rarible

Launder Your Money Through My Art: MAGENTA DONUT
2024
10 editions

Rarible

Launder Your Money Through My Art: GREEN DRINK
2024
10 editions

Rarible
Launder Your Money Through My Art: Follow the Fries
2024
Open edition

Objkt

One of the coolest parts of this exhibition is the fact that Zelectric has created a printed physical exhibition catalogue which will be available at the show.

From the Stellabelle exhibition catalogue:

Stellabelle is a pioneer in the crypto art movement.

She founded Slothicorn, one of the first creative commons crypto art collectives in 2017 on the Steem blockchain. Jason Bailey wrote about Stellabelle in his 2018 article, Blockchain Artists Wanted. Her art has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Saudi Arabia and Kansas City as well as many metaverse art shows. She was a speaker at the first Historic NFT Fest and the NON-NFT Summit.

She exhibited her art and participated in the 2018 Decentralized Art Show in Austin, Texas. At this time Stellabelle was influenced by Coin Artist (Marguerite deCourcelle) who invented the Bitcoin puzzle art genre. In 2020 Stellabelle began minting crypto art and in 2021 she created CryptoStellas, her satirical art collection on Ethereum. CryptoStellas was born during the 10K PFP apocalypse, the year when NFTs broke into the mainstream.

For Stellabelle this time was both a blessing and a curse, as scammers, VCs, Hollywood celebs and other vultures descended onto the crypto art scene and began siphoning off as much money as possible via low-grade cheesey PFP collections and rugpulls. Stellabelle perfectly expresses the devastating impact of greed culture in CryptoStella #166: Hollywood’s Soulless Vehicles…. “Imagine a WAGMI Empire in which a few kings create an elaborate and complex financial network composed of investment vehicles that are soulless.”

By late 2021 the rebellious and idealistic culture of crypto art outsiders, visionaries and nerds of which Stellabelle is part, had become almost completely coopted by a superficial money culture. Stellabelle began painting portraits of some of the early crypto art visionaries whom she had either met early on or studied: Beatriz Ramos, Judy Mam, Marguerite de Courcelle, Nili Lerner, Artnome, Connie Digital, Josie Bellini, Rhea Meyers, Joe Looney, Eleonora Brizi, Thuy-Tien Vo, Benoit Couty, Rizzle, Colborn Bell and others.

Stellabelle’s art is included in the first comprehensive book that tells the story of the crypto art movement: Crypto Art - Begins by author Andrea Concas and editor Eleonora Brizi.

In 2023 she and a group of artists caused Sotheby’s to cancel its poorly researched all-male “Natively Digital: Glitch-ism” show. Stellabelle witnessed outrage explode on Twitter by prominent female glitch artists, many of whom were exploited by Sotheby’s without pay or inclusion in the show. She painted a large physical painting that said, “Fuck Sotheby’s” which was collected by a notable Italian crypto art collector. She filmed herself burning a piece of paper with “Sotheby’s All-Male Glitch Show” written on it and wrote an article that accurately described why Sotheby’s canceled its all-male glitch art show.

In 2022 Stellabelle created a character, Gigatura which has evolved into a sci-fi art project that centers around one woman’s quest to escape a dystopian techno monarchy. Gigatura was inspired by current trends in Ai, a rising authoritarian tech culture and a strong desire for freedom. Gigatura will launch on Tezos in 2024.

Stellabelle’s current artwork explores the themes of WAGMI, the role of Ai, self-portraiture and meme culture. Stellabelle encourages you to launder your money through her art :)

I hope to see you all in Paris on either March 14 or March 16! Follow me on Farcaster or X to see the shopdropping madness......
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