Interview with Javier Arrés about Criptoart

Javier Arrés, in addition to being the artist of greater international recognition within the new field of crypto art in Spain, is an excellent person, generous and humble, friendly and, with an excellent sense of humor always willing to talk and share his experience on any matter related to his career. Unlike many interviews with artists, this interview is aimed at creatives. In it we review his career as a professional, where Javier tells us how he began his career as a designer, what kind of work he was doing and how he managed to position himself within the world of international illustration agencies. Later we investigate his crypto-artistic work where he gives us his vision of the field of crypto art focusing on the type of work that he considers can work in this new artistic context.

It lasts approximately twenty minutes and is made in Spanish.

In the second part of this interview we investigate market aspects within crypto art. It will be available exclusively within the Online Course of crypto art aimed at artists and visual creatives that I am currently preparing and that I hope will be available soon. You can sign up for my list of interested parties and take advantage of the launch discount I will make as soon as it becomes available. It will be an online video course of affordable price for all those interested in entering fully into the field of crypto art in a rigorous way.

Damien Hirst’s Currency

Damien Hirst

At the moment, 1700 people have bought some of the 10,000 pieces that make up the work “The Currency” by Damien Hirst, one of the three most sought-after artists worldwide in the art world. He now explores the world of cryptographic art with his first collection titled “The Coin.” As a challenge and exercise in skill, the artist makes a work on paper, plastically simple: a series of randomly painted colored dots cover the entire sheet of paper.

“The Currency” proposes a game to the buyer, demanding that he decide between the physical work and its replica minted in NFT. The artist proposes in “The Currency” a reflection, What happens when the work of Art becomes currency (in NFT) and the Currency (the NFT) becomes Art? Where are the boundaries and linkages of each area? To investigate this concept, the artist takes this premise to its ultimate consequences: The artist creates unique works on paper, which are replicated on the blockchain in NFT. Just as NFTs are guarded, each work is guarded in a safe. Each buyer of the NFT acquires the right to the work on paper, and “ultimately, (the buyer) must decide between the digital NFT or the physical work of art, which are works of his property. Whichever he chooses, the other will be burned.” In this way the artist “carnalizes” the process of “burning” an NFTs in the physical simile of “destroying” the work on paper. The work has been minted on Palm Blockchain and is shown on OpenSea.