ArtCollecting.Space NFT dApp – on Tezos blockchain

ArtCollectingSpace NFT dApp created to share ultra-contemporary art and collectibles. Ultra-contemporary art is the fastest-growing segment of the art market. The founders of the platform prepare the world’s first curated auction of ultra-contemporary art to present it to collectors from all over the world. The owners will be able to display ultra-contemporary art in metaverses, on VR, AR, XR, MR platforms or project on wide screens.

The decentralized application can also be used to publish digital copies of art and collectibles that exist in the physical world. Affiliated experts will check the provenance and certify the results of the examination with their digital signature; the hash of the digital signature can be included in the description.

Marina Nadeeva, Founder of ArtCollecting.Space: “We’ve launched new NFT platform on the Tezos blockchain. We have over 100 tokenized digital artworks in our own collection from different countries: Russia, Brazil, India, the USA… Some artists have been represented at prestigious fairs such as Art Basel and FRIZE. Some have worked for world famous brands or games. Some have just started their careers. We descided to diversify our collection and put to the auction the best artworks purchaised before. The next goal is to support early adopters of our own NFT dApp. We attracted talanted artists and musicians to share their artworks on the auction to top NFT collectors from all over the world”.

Among the participants of Ultra-ContemporaryArt Auction are:

Lika Gomiashvili. Lika graduated British Higher School of Art and Design, ICA Moscow, BASA Institute and MISIS. Exhibited in Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Ilia Kabakov’s Studio, in Open Studios in Winzavod, Ekaterina Foundation, participated in Postindustrial APXINALLE – NCCA Ural, The 7th International Public Art Festival “Art Prospect”, The VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Within Copenhagen Art Week, 1st CURATORIAL FORUM in St.Petersburg Street Art Museum and many other projects.

Daria Panfilova. Daria lives and works between Moscow and Sydney. Actively exhibited in Moscow, Los Angeles and Europe. In her work, she explores the theme of the Arctic, the interaction of art with digital technologies, and the cultural codes of different eras. Included in the in ART top 100 young artists rating, best contemporary artists of Russia (ARTEEX). Graduated Chernyshevsky state University, The Academy of arts, British Higher school of art and Design, Barcelona Academy. Collective exhibitions: Artsummer – New Tretyakov Gallery – Moscow (2021), S E L E C T I O N Art Show-Los Angeles (2019), Environmental practices through the eyes of artists-Barcelona (Art residency, 2013), Faces of Europe-Madrid (Art residency, 2011), Cultural patterns-Paris (Art residence, 2009).

Giovanni De Benedetto. Self-taught photographer, Giovanni De Benedetto is a klecksography artist based in Berlin, Germany. In 2019, PREMATURE has been chosen by fair director Cristina Salmastrelli to be exhibited at the prestigious PULSE Art Fair in Miami Beach during the Miami Art Week as part of The Next Generation of artists in the contemporary panorama. In 2020 he started to work together with the art dealer Matteo Sormani, CEO of Art-Preview, where an exclusive PREMATURE exhibition is on view on Artsy Viewing Room until December 18th. During the last years, Giovanni gained several recognitions for his work PREMATURE, winning Honorable Mentions in the IPA – Int’l Photography Awards, in the PX3 – Prix de la Photografie Paris, in the Neutral Density Awards and a Nominee in the 15th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. His work is published in several blogs and magazines like Inside Art Magazine, Art Market Magazine, Dodho, My Art Is Real and Al-Tiba9 Magazine.

Jonas Kasper Jensen. Jonas Kasper is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. He works in the intersection of digital art, NFT art, painting and sound art. In his work he processes ideas about blockchain technology, fluid gender roles and the notion of change. He studied at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts 2012, Copenhagen and at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main 2011. He writes on NFT´s and art for the online magazine The Tokenizer. He has been teaching at IT University Copenhagen (2020), Kunstcubator (2019-now), FELT (2019-now) The Royal Danish Academy of fine art (2017), Chung-Ang University in Seoul (2016), Rat School of art in Seoul (2016), Krabbesholm Højskole (2015-2016 and 2018), Huset for kunst og design Holstebro (2016 and 2017) and Trondheim academy of fine art (2015).

Marina Nadeeva: “As we’re attracting artists on ArtCollecting.Space dApp or building our own collection, we come across tokenized digital artworks by artists who have exhibited at The Armory Show, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, PULSE Miami and Paris Photo, as well as meet young artists who just started their careers. Our goal is to build bridges between the art market and the high-tech market, to show new ways of collecting digital artworks”.

Among the artists, whose NFTs were purchaised be the Art Collecting’s team on the other Tezos NFT platforms:

Kevin Romond. Kevin is a widely recognized industry expert and artist in virtual production, performance capture, animation, and visual effects. He comes from a senior position at Weta Digital with 21 years of experience producing computer generated visual effects for feature films. His credits include King Kong (2005), Avatar (2009), Avengers (2012), The Hobbit series, and many others. Currently Director of the Miramar Creative Centre and Senior Lecturer in Animation and Visual Effects. He has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Shinichi Maruyama. Shinichi Maruyama exemplifies the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi–the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. In his work, he captures the underlying principle of energetic interactions between forms. The artist first started halting the passage of time through images of suspended liquids forms intending to collide in mid-air. Shinichi was exhibited on The Armory Show, New York; Art Basel 44, Basel; Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami; Paris Photo, Paris; AIPAD, Miami; PULSE Miami; The International Show, New York.

Baghavan Kushnadas. Kushnadas is a producer of music and art since late 1980s and for the last 30 years, has continually worked with numerous artists to create media content such as music videos, improvisational live music, sound engineering. His artwork is created in Blender 3D, After Effects, Vegas Video, Cubase 11 and Ableton Live.

Oliver Sin. Sin’ work first came to international attention after his collaboration with Fibenare Guitars Co., when they made the Fibenare – Oliver Sin Collaboration Guitar in 2012. He made the cover of Guitar Connoisseur Magazine (in New York, USA) in 2013. Sin was exhibited in Bakelit Multi Art Center and City Gallery (Hungary). His works of art were represented on the International Biennial Of Young Artists Erzsébetliget (Hungary) and Central Elements Cambridge Science Festival.

Mamadou Sow. Mamadou belongs to the first generation of the digital natives artists who started their career at the beginning of the twentieth first century and challenged to use the Internet as a medium to create an art work in a JPEG format. Sow’s artistic method is based on the principle of the critical reinvestigation of the existed analog visual information and its contextualization within the discourse of the virtual reality. Sow examines the issues of the intense changes occurring in the contemporary society and culture under the influence of politics, popular culture and the growing power of the Internet. He works with a different media including photography, digital graphics, and experimental sculpture as well as developing design concepts for fashion and advertising.

Mamadou’s artworks were exhibited in STAR Artist Residency (New Jersey), Kunstverein KÖlnberg (Cologne), 21Galerie (Cologne), Nevertheless Gallery (Cologne).

Sam Burton. Designer, artist. Sam’s select clients: Google, Converse, BBC, Visa, Nickelodeon, Cadburys, Bombay Sapphire, Specsavers, French Connection, Volvo.

Mike Neff. Michael is an artist, designer, and photographer living and working in San Francisco, California. He is known for The Night Shadow, an ongoing project in which he outlines shadows with chalk and photographs the result, and Suspended Forest, where he collects discarded Christmas trees and installs them in public spaces. Neff is Editor in Chief of NSFW Magazine, co-published with photographer and writer Mark Velasquez. He is also an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design and currently serves as Vice President of the RISD Alumni Council.

Carlos Pedreañez. Carlos develops visual projects linking experiences through different paths: visual arts, art installations, sets, video installations, music videos and projections mapped in real time (VJing) in musical and theatrical performances. Between 2012 and 2015, he conceived the video set and acted as “VJ” on the 7vidas tour of singer-songwriter Pitty, one of the most popular artists in Brazil. With Marcelo Jeneci, he produced the audio-interactive live for the show on the album “De Graça.” In the last two years he has worked with the Pernambuco singer and composer Otto, and with the future-jazz group Lavoura, which he has been part of since 2014. He recently performed animations for Estúdio BijaRi, which won the Shell Theater Award 2017 in the category “Best scenario” with the show “Adeus, Clowns Mortos!”. In the art collective La Tintota, with designer and set designer Leo Ceolin and architect Flávio Lima, he created scenographic projects for the operas “Tristão e Isolda” by Richard Wagner and “Samson et Dalila” by Camille Saint-Saëns – at XIII Amazonas Opera Festival, and “Lulú”, by Alban Berg – at the XVI Amazonas Opera Festival.

The Art Collecting team continues to expand its own collection and invite art dealers and collectors who are interested in the development of the NFT market to the platform.

Marina Nadeeva, CEO of Art Collecting: “Choosing NFTs for themselves, the platforms users are often guided by the choice of top collectors, art dealers and curators. I support the idea of network archeology, I want to abandon curatorial selection and give everyone access to the platform. Freedom of choice is the main driving force of contemporary art. At the same time, users will be able to access collections and curatorial selections of professionals”.

NFT dApp: https://artcollecting.space

Landing page of Ultra-Contemporary Art Auction (will be launched 31.12.2021): https://ultracontemporary.art

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