Alex de Metalisa

Hey Alex! When and how did you start creating art in general? Already at a young age or later on?

I always remember myself creating something: carving in wood, drawing, music, 3D art, and, of course, lego! I honestly can’t remember a time where I was not creating something.

But I never thought about it as art or planned to get into the art world. It was always an outlet I never shared with anyone.

However, as time progressed, I found myself designing marketing materials for my own endeavours. I realised I had more fun creating these than whilst dealing with the business itself.

How did you go from there to becoming a crypto artist?

I learned about the crypto world for the first time when I was running a small coffee shop. And then… COVID-19 hit. I was sitting at home, with no work, joking around about the idea that I would love to create material for people if I would be paid in crypto.

Literally a month later I learned about NFTs. This was, like many others, thanks to the big news of Beeple’s multi-million-dollar sale. My coffee shop was already closed by then. As I had literally nothing else to do, I decided to dive into the NFT space with no research whatsoever. That’s how I started this journey.

What about your style, how did you develop that?

The style itself developed without me thinking too much about it. I love the art you can find on old Sci-Fi books and their overall vintage looks.

I learned that my style fit sthe ‘collage genre’ from my mentor @ArtAsAnarchy. So I'm exploring this genre for now.

We often see an eye in your artworks. How did you come up with this?

Thee eye stands for a point of view, and it's also a very powerful icon of knowledge

I encrypt a lot of messages in my work, some of which will never be decrypted without my knowledge. I also tend to put a lot of personal things in my pieces but I prefer to hide them.

That’s due to my paranoiac nature.. ;-)

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True NFT degen and Redlion mascot since 2021. I really need a fix 🚬 man so dm me if you got some!

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