Artcrush's open newsletter #5: Art is art is art 🖼️
We open our hearts to share precious information about Digital Art and its impact.
In this 5thArtcrush Monthly Newsletter, don’t miss this month’s Arthemort Discovery and our Fantastic Artcrush Top 10 Spotlight of the Month.
Arthemort Discovery of the Month #2 🤯
by our lead curator @arthemort
Stefano Colferai is a self-taught sculptor with a background in illustration, graphic design and photography.
In 2014, attracted by 3D, sculpture and DIY, he started to create with plasticine a strong identity inspired by pop culture and contemporary icons. Colferai gives his own vision of the world through still frames and stop motion using a clever synthesis of his various influences.
Artwork: Happy-Sad, 2021. 1/52, minted on Objkt.
Stop motion as a technique has existed for over a century and has a rich history of technical breakthrough. The genre as a film category has been popularised through various films such as Chicken Run or Wallace & Gromit produced by the animation studio, Aardman . This technic has slowly become less profitable due to the rise of digital CGI, however it retains a unique aesthetic that many contemporary cinematographers, such as Tim Burton, go back to.
Artwork: Scrolling, 2021. 1/25, minted on Objkt.
Brands also understand the nostalgic feeling provided by practical visual effects and stop-motion animation, during his career Stefano has had the chance to collaborate with Apple, Nike, Converse, Adidas, Footlocker, Uniqlo, WeTransfer, Sky, NBA and Disney.
Believing in web 3.0 and digital renaissance, he minted his first NFT on SuperRare in 2021 and, on the same year, took part in the 1st Sotheby's Metaverse auction with the work Behind the Musk.
Artwork: Behind the Musk, 2021. 1/1, minted on SuperRare.
Spotlight of the Month: Top 10 ✨
Artcrush’s Spotlight of the Month, curated by the talented Ellii, is a thrilling monthly opportunity for a talented artists to showcase their work globally.
One of these 10 artists will create an OE that will be offered to every Artcrush Club member in January 2024.
The winner will be announced on Artcrush X account. What is more we will exhibit the most voted artist in 780 screens all over Belgium thanks to Clear Channel. So vote for your favorite!
Simulacra by Alkan Avcıoğlu
Just like us by al_rum
Promenade by EdgeStretching
23 inch MAX CRAZY SWISS by Eugenia Shchukina
Impossible Cube by Fabiola Sangineto
Adam by iGBA
Walk By by Richard Masa
liquid humanity by Rinatto L’bank
Eternal Slumber by Oya Özşen
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