Welcome to “An NFT Night With…”, a weekly characteristic the place we shine a highlight on a number of the gifted NFT artists in our neighborhood. This week we’re that includes Alex Benedith, a Brazilian artist specializing in moody, cyberpunk-inspired photos. Learn on to seek out out the place Alex finds inspiration, and what in regards to the crypto artwork world he thinks is “magic”…
NFT Night: Your piece “Being Watched” is a beautiful work exhibiting a form of surrealist cyberpunkian dystopia. The textures, colors and rendering create a temper that’s jarring however acquainted. Are you able to inform us just a little bit about it?
Alex Benedith: “Being Watched” was my very first NFT bought on Basis. It portrays the privateness that we don’t have these days, you might be always being watched and it impacts us in our life decisions.
NFTE: That’s very true, particularly for these of us who dwell on-line. It’s why artists, who put themselves on the market via their work, are so spectacular. On this chaotic world of ours, the place do you get your inspiration from?
Benedith: I work with artwork administration, and to have a artistic thoughts is a prerequisite. I’ve the Asperger’s syndrome and it form of makes me see the world with different eyes, and I attempt to put it in my artworks in an try of exhibiting everybody what I see.
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NFTE: So how did you get into NFTs within the first place?
Benedith: The primary time I heard about NFT was via my associates. Lots of them always requested me to affix the neighborhood and promote my artworks as NFT.
NFTE: It’s an excellent factor they did! So why did you begin making your individual NFT artwork?
Benedith: I began due to my associates and after studying a number of articles and information involving NFT, it made me actually curious and . I joined this world as a imply to pursue my dream to dwell off my artwork, which is what I understand how to do and like to do.
NFTE: That’s one thing we hear from many artists: the concept that, earlier than NFTs, incomes a dwelling off artwork was extra of a dream than a objective. What about NFTs makes this potential, do you assume?
Benedith: I see that the NFT got here to alter the barrier that the artist needed to promote his artwork, knocked down a number of partitions till his work reached an artwork collector or appreciator, with a number of clicks immediately you possibly can show your work on the market and that is one thing that has benefited me over the previous few months and so many different artists. With NFT, it’s and shall be potential to make a dwelling from artwork.
Earlier than, you struggled to be seen by an organization and dreamed of a creative place in it. In the present day you create a gallery on one of many NFT websites and also you promote your artwork. You’re incomes to do what you’re keen on most, that is magic.
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NFTE: So let’s get again to the magic. “Being Watched” is a very putting picture. I’m questioning the way you do one thing like that? It looks like a photograph from a fantasy world. What instruments did you utilize?
Benedith: I made [“Being Watched”] via 3D software program (Blender 3D) and was completed with post-production in Photoshop, I mix 3D with 2D within the course of and so create my artwork. I typically contain much more packages, it could be 4 to five to get to a course of like this.
NFTE: One other course of query: when and the place do you do your artwork?
Benedith: I normally don’t have a hard and fast schedule. Each time I discover the inspiration I’ll come to my pc and begin working.
NFTE: It looks like the suitable technique! Now, in relation to your artwork, what do you hope folks will take away from it?
Benedith: I want folks would really feel and perceive all the things behind each work of mine. I attempt to inform a small story in each single artwork, all of them has it’s personal which means in a special universe that’s my thoughts they usually all are linked. Solely when folks perceive this connection is once they’ll join with me.
Alex Benedith, seeking to the NFT future
NFTE: Talking of connections, do you’ve gotten any favorite NFT artists you comply with?
Benedith: I certainly do! @Stuz0r is my inspiration. He’s the rationale I began finding out 3D artwork. Now, I attempt to unify 3D and 2D creating my artworks.
NFTE: Final query earlier than we go, and it’s an enormous one. What do you assume is the way forward for NFTs, and the way do you see your self in that future?
Benedith: The long run may be very brilliant, it’s an ascending market and it’ll profit not solely me however numerous artists. So long as I can proceed to the touch everybody’s coronary heart with my arts sooner or later, that’s sufficient for me.
A really massive thanks to Alex for taking the time to speak with us this week. You’ll find Alex on-line in every kind of locations, like Twitter, Instagram, Foundation, Hic et Nunc and naturally his website.
Tune in subsequent week for an additional peek into the NFT artwork world, and within the meantime, remember to comply with Alex all over the place you possibly can. That is your “I knew him when…” second. Don’t miss out!
Notice: This interview has been edited for house and readability.
The journalist is a writer and digital nomad. Loves thinking, learning, and writing about all things Web3, particularly its impact on major creative industries.