In the innovative realm of crypto and NFT art, one name stands out: Coldie. An award-winning mixed media artist, Coldie's exploration of stereoscopic 3D art has taken the digital art world by storm. This article delves into five seminal collections from the artist that have helped shape and define the landscape of NFT art.
Proof of Work, 2018 - Genesis
On September 26, 2018, a significant event took place in the world of NFT art – Coldie minted his Genesis artwork, "Proof of Work," as an ERC-20 token on R.A.R.E. Art Labs. Not merely an addition to the burgeoning NFT art scene, "Proof of Work" laid a critical cornerstone for the Ethereum-based NFT art community.
Named after the consensus algorithm used in various blockchain networks, "Proof of Work" might well be Coldie's testament to the transformative power of blockchain technology. The very choice of this title hints at Coldie's acknowledgment of the effort (the 'work') that miners invest to add new transactions to the blockchain.
Half Doomed - NFT + Canvas Print + Zine Combo
In an innovative melding of the physical and digital worlds, Coldie introduced "Half Doomed." This collection was not just a 1/1 NFT artwork auctioned on SuperRare.co. Instead, it bridged the gap between tangible and intangible art forms by bundling a physical 1/1 canvas print, an ultra-rare StereoMan 3D Magazine featuring the origins of the artwork, 3D glasses inscribed with Half Doomed artwork, and more.
In the "Half Doomed" collection, Coldie pushes the boundaries of traditional art, providing an immersive, multi-dimensional experience that truly challenges the distinction between physical and digital art forms.
In the 'Decentral Eyes' collection, Coldie masterfully combines his artistic prowess with his understanding of the blockchain industry to spotlight its influential figures. Drawing from pop art, comic books, and dada art, Coldie ventured into the realm of 'decentralized portraits', a unique concept that mirrors the decentralized ethos of the blockchain space.
Featuring an eclectic mix of figures like Snoop Dogg, Alan Turing, Warren Buffett, Julian Assange, and Vitalik Buterin, each portrait is a celebration of the individual's contribution to the culture and technology of decentralization.
'Decentral Eyes' stands as a visual tribute to the champions of blockchain technology, encapsulating the transformative era through Coldie's vibrant and engaging art.
GANdinsky - Coldie x Kandinsky Mash-up
Melding the past with the present, Coldie's "GANdinsky" collection bridges the gap between classical and contemporary art. By reimagining Wassily Kandinsky's works through the lens of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), generative art, and collage techniques.
Coldie's admiration for Kandinsky is palpable in this collection. He expresses that he crafted these pieces as if Kandinsky was sitting right beside him, collaboratively steering the creative process. This careful balance between homage and innovation results in an art form that feels entirely new, yet intimately familiar.
Choose Your Own Adventure - On ASYNC
Coldie's foray into ASYNC was marked by his 'Choose Your Own Adventure' collection. The collection reflects the artist's belief in the transformative power of choice and the significance of shared storytelling.
With this piece, each layer's owners get an opportunity to express themselves, essentially shaping the artwork's narrative over time. This dynamic interaction turns the artwork into a collective story that evolves according to the mood, time, and group influence.
Coldie's Journey: A New Perspective on Art
Coldie's innovative journey through the realm of crypto and NFT art offers us more than just aesthetically captivating pieces. His work challenges the traditional art world's status quo, pushing the boundaries and making art an evolving, interactive experience. He does this by merging the past with the present, the physical with the digital, and most significantly, the artist with the audience.
Through his collections, from the foundational 'Proof of Work' to the interactive 'Choose Your Own Adventure', Coldie has shown that art is not static, but a vibrant landscape that reflects the continuous shifts and changes of our collective experiences. His work reminds us that we are all participants in this dynamic narrative, choosing our own adventure in the expansive universe of art.