when digital art & NFT meet conventional art (by Ivo Meier)

Digital ingridients .... Digital art & NFT meets the conventional art market

Digital ingredients .... to vanish the boundaries of traditional and digital art

To a large extent Digital Art has been disregarded by the art market - here and there a side note: Andy Warhol experimenting with digital art back in 1984. While disregarded, there always has been an ever growing community believing in digital art - a subculture vivid and steadily growing on platforms like DeviantArt. The art market exploded just recently,  when Beeple sold his NFTs for a 69 million USD. Suddenly art market players started to write about digital art and Nifties. Some writing articles not even knowing more then buzzwords - jumping on the train, that already left the railway station.
While some have understood which train to jump on, many simply and blindly run after the wrong train. Since then, the NFT art market is (over-)hyped. The hype will cool down, but the disruptive change cannot be reverted. Digital art, NFT and related platforms are here to stay: NFT on the block chain, platform growing fast, art-collectors paying art in Ethereum and Tezos, smart contracts supporting the artist and gallerists. This all will further challenge the conventional art market as described in one of my earlier blogs (here).
While digital art emerges out of its niche from platform such as Devian-Art to digital art market places (Opensea/Rarible) the two art discipline do not merge yet. Art exhibition endorse NFT and the technology, but Digital Art remains Digital - conventional art remains conventional art. Having said that, I am very convinced, that the strong segregation between the two art disciplines (and related art market) need to be pulled down. Market player start to move between the discpline and artist mesh-up digital and conventional art, but even more important, the artist start to move between digital art and traditional art. This process has started in niches, but we are far away from the full potential of the endless possibilities.
Since ever I worked in traditional mediums with a focus on scultpure. Also since more the 25+ digital art and digital photography has been an additional passion. Since 5+ year I foster digital art to be materialized into sculpture through 3D printing and through virtual reality. This are my ingredients to challenge the boundaries:
  • The digital twin created utilizing 3D Software from CAD, digital sculpting to photogrammetry is the source for different form of art in the real and digital world

  • Sculpture has since ever been my focus of interest. It is the art discipline, where the digital twins emerge in the real world through 3Dprinting
  • Digital Art offers a wide range of art form. The digital twin accelrates digital art in the real world. Combined with other digital art forms the digital twin emerges in the virtual reality and the metaverse.

  • Combining other traditional art and art media with digital art and digitally created sculpture vanish the boundaries & limits even further

  • Nifties (NFT) enables art collectors to acquire and own digital art works. Artwork registered on the blockchain sold for crypto currencies. NFT challenges the art market - sooner or later.

Only once the  the boundaries and limits between the digital and traditional art forms will vanish, digital art and the NFT technology will unfold its full potential.

  • Is it digital? - Is it real? - Is it art?
  • It iss the art lover to decide.
  • I do what I love to do.
NFT on Rarible.com (external Link): https://rarible.com/ivomeier

External Links (Rarible.com)

Find below the link to the different NFT (non-fungible token) on Rarible.com:
Silence - Animation on Rarible.com (external Link)
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