Welcome to CryptoArt Sundays! This week I am super excited to introduce you to one of my latest favorite NFT artists, AlienQueen.
I absolutely adore AlienQueen’s funky style of illustrating, so colourful and filled with many details. Hailing from Cambodia, her art captures the local culture and traditions. AlienQueen says her art is very much inspired by her dreams and experiences of her family who are survivors ‘The Killing Fields’ genocide.
Now let’s dive and found out more about this incredible artist and her journey in the NFT space so far!
How did you find out about the NFT space, and what attracted you to create your own NFTs?
In March (10 years ago in NFT terms lol), I was reading an article about Grimes selling $6 million worth of NFTs and I was really intrigued. That’s when I decided to research and join the NFT movement. I have been creating digital art for years professionally and as a hobby, and was excited to see there was a new market in digital art by turning my drawings into NFTs. I wish I learned about NFTs sooner, but glad I joined the movement with no hesitation in March.
How often do you create?
I create every day and my pieces are very time consuming so every chance that I have during the day, I grab my iPad and draw. Time is very important in this space so I try to use it wisely and work on my NFTs daily.
What is your creative process?
I like to listen to different types of music (sound on when you watch my WIP tweets!) and go for it. I like to be in an otherwise quiet room and drink wine or smoke and chill.
I started in this space with cultural pieces (I’m a Cambodian refugee). The Degenz project pushed me to lean on my experiences with various psychedelics and I had so much fun creating that pfp piece that I have really continued to push myself on the psychedelic side.
Are there any CryptoArtists you would love to collaborate with?
This is extremely difficult. I can’t mention a few because they are in the works. I also won’t mention my friends because I want to do collabs with all of them and I love them all. Some dream collabs that come to mind are neurocolor and Xcopy.
What do you think the future of CryptoArt will look like?
I think the community will continue to grow as more traditional artists make the leap and young, talented artists get involved. I think the true OGs’ art will become more and more sought after and the next wave of artists that started in early 2021 will be the next wave of OGs. I think we will see more virtual galleries but also physical galleries displaying digital art on monitors. PFPs will be big and portray our Twitter/metaverse identities but 1/1 will be gaining more popularity going forward. I am very excited about the rest of this year and 2022.
What are you currently working on?
I am working on some psychedelic illustrations at the moment and I am an art director for a generative collectible project called The Divine.
Where can collectors find your work?
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