Welcome to CryptoArt Sundays! This week we have the master of mixed media art, Lucclop.
Lucclop creates unique digital art by mixing painting, photographs, and 3D models. His artworks span a variety of styles, and you can tell he is not afraid to let his creativity run free and express itself. Much of his work is inspired by the way his children see the world, and there is something very childlike and pure in the way he captures the world through his art.
Now let’s dive in and see what this incredible artist has to say about the future of CryptoArt, his creative process, the NFT space, and much more.
How did you find out about the NFT space?
A friend told me about NFTs. As soon as I had a look on Twitter, I had to dive in. There was so much amazing art to see and so many wonderful people with huge energy and excitement for art and collecting.
What attracted you to create NFTs?
The accessibility. I love how it is so open and inclusive and the brilliant platform it is to have your art seen and collected. There is so much diversity and wonderful things happening always which makes me proud to be part of it. I am also really excited by the technology and find what NFT brings to authentication, proof of ownership, royalties and ease of trading is incredible.
How often do you create?
I have a job and two kids so all I can say is ‘as much as I can’. I find creating, particularly my digital painting really relaxing, it’s so calming for me and a fantastic escape for my mind. Most evenings and a lot of time at the weekends I’m painting.
What is your creative process?
I have a very active imagination, probably from watching so many movies as a child and through my teens but, also because of the amazing discussions and stories with my kids. I love the way they see the world with so much intrigue and amazement. They are a huge inspiration.
A lot of the scene comes together in my head first and the story is set. Like a little daydreaming before anything goes onto the page. Sometimes my work is more playful and loose but sometimes more serious and very detailed. That really depends on my mood but, also what I think is the best level of detail to fit the story and what the piece is going to say. I mix with digital painting, photos and 3D modelling in my process.
Are there any CryptoArtists you would love to collaborate with?
I spend a lot of time admiring everyone’s art and I would love to work together with so many artists here. If I had to shout some out very quickly I would say Alejandra Her, Genuine Human, deathhimself, Kristy Glas, Miguelgarest, Ann Ahoy, Daniella Attfield, Panter Xhita, Fantarchi, EyesTeethFlesh.
These all amazingly talented artists but, also such wonderful people I expect they would be a real pleasure to work with. I collaborated on a large project since January with JezCam which has been huge fun. I first met JezCam during a design competition here in the NFT space and was blown away by his work. It has been great sharing ideas and working together on something much bigger and very different to my art.
The project is an NFT collectables series called Pixel Misfits. It is a very fun series of generative animated pixel art characters which has been massively inspired by our love for old retro platform games. There’s been a lot of strong nostalgic feelings coming out while working on this.
What do you think the future of CryptoArt looks like?
I feel at the moment it’s a relatively small space, and I do feel it’s very early. I believe it will grow as more collectors arrive and as it grows there will be a more even spread and better distribution of sales. At the moment I feel that there are limited and specific trends at any one time and they usually trend very hard while others areas fall quiet as a result of the attention being grabbed.
With more collectors arriving and more collectors who hold investments longer term taking an interest in NFTs I don’t expect this to continue. I believe the greater spread will be achieved. Bringing more attention to art and more financial support to artists because of NFTs I expect there will be a generation of incredible talent realized.
What are you currently working on?
I am finishing the fifth and final piece in my ‘Inside a Dream’ series on KnownOrigin. These digital paintings are unique scenes of dreams a little girl is having. I have just minted my first Fearless Explorer painting on Foundation.
It’s called Aeronaut and I am currently finishing the Aeronaut’s Helmet painting which pairs to this scene. The winner of the Aeronaut auction will receive the Aeronaut’s Helmet NFT as a gift. The concept is that the Aeronaut, the Fearless Explorer is idolized by the child. The brave Aeronaut is alone in one scene. The second scene that is the gift shows the child putting on the Aeronauts Helmet with amazement in their eyes, one day they will grow up to be an Aeronaut.
Where can collectors find your work?
I am most active on KnownOrigin and Foundation, I am also on Rarible, OpenSea and most recently Async Art where I have been part of LayerBreaker. Layerbreaker is a huge collaborative interactive artwork which brings together 62 fantastic artists.
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