Meet the Artist: Pigment
In today’s feature, we bring you closer to the enigmatic artist with a BA, MA, and PhD in Fine Art who goes by the moniker “Pigment” and her world. Residing in the creative heart of Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand, Pigment fuses her years of contemporary art practice with the burgeoning possibilities of the digital realm.
Her passion for contemporary art is immense and she aims to share it with a wide audience, without the boundaries of physical space. With a background in painting, Pigment visualizes her work in the context of modern technology, often questioning its relevance in the digital age.
As the poet Horace once mused, “A picture is a poem without words” — a sentiment that Pigment brings to life in her unique NFT art. Join us as we delve deeper into her creative journey, the impact of NFTs on her work, and what to expect from her future endeavors.
Breaking Boundaries: Pigment’s Artistic Rebirth
Returning to her creative passion after a long hiatus, Pigment was inspired anew by the decentralized world of NFTs. She witnessed a major creative and cultural shift with the advent of the blockchain technology, striving to be a part of this change and carry the influence of NFTs into her art.
A master of abstraction and patterns, her artwork draws from the simplicity and complexity inherent in nature, and merges it with her fascination with light.
Instead of aiming for a realistic representation of the world, Pigment aims to break boundaries by focusing on non-objective elements. This departure from reality in her artwork is what she describes as an “inherent abstraction” within nature and pattern, unified by light.
👨🏻🎨”I am interested in the visual language of shape, form, color, texture, form, value and line to create a composition that may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.”
The artistic landscape is changing rapidly and Pigment is at the forefront of this transformation, keen on exploring new directions for her work in response to these changes.
👨🏻🎨”Art will become increasingly diverse and might not ‘look like art’ as we expect. In the future, once we’ve become weary of our lives being visible online for all to see and our privacy has been all but lost, anonymity may be more desirable than fame.”
Protecting Your Craft: Pigment on Intellectual Property Rights in NFTs
Having minted several unique collections on various platforms like Tezos, Solana, and Polygon, Pigment is well-versed in the NFT ecosystem. She advises fellow creators to be knowledgeable and vigilant about their intellectual property rights and stresses the importance of education in web3.
👨🏻🎨“My advice would be to educate yourself on blockchain technology and NFT basics, build a strong and authentic network with other artists and collectors, create high-quality and original art, and take measures to protect your intellectual property.”
Into ‘The Abyss’: Pigment’s NFT Debut
Her debut NFT collection “The Abyss” was received with astounding positivity from the community.
👨🏻🎨“The response to my first collection was truly amazing, with an overwhelming positive reception from the collectors. My next series of NFTs will be linked to the real world, providing an interactive and immersive experience for the collectors.”
A Reflection on Artistic Potential in the NFT Era
Despite Pigment’s decision to keep certain aspects of her artistic process and future collaborations under wraps, her vision and approach are certainly captivating.
This artist is a brilliant testament to the limitless potential of art in the era of NFTs, showcasing how the world of digital tokens is enriching and transforming artistic expression. NFTs have rekindled her creative fire, igniting a fresh spark within her, and have been the driving force behind her artistic renaissance.
Pigment’s ability to create, tokenize, and share her artwork in a decentralized and borderless marketplace has opened up a whole new world of artistic expression for her.