CryptoArt Sundays, welcome! This week, I’m revealing the only…Ladislas! This is your chance to meet this incredible artist if you haven’t already.
Ladislas, a French artist living in Barcelona, is Ladislas. His artworks are vivid and bold, using a variety of techniques. He focuses on creating detailed artworks that reflect his worldview. His artworks are a true reflection of his ability to express himself in his own visual language.
Learn more about how he got involved in the NFT and his unique art journey below!
What did you learn about NFT and what attracted your interest in creating your own NFTs.
Since more than ten years, I have been creating digital art mostly. Digital painting is my main focus. I improved my digital painting technique bit by bit, just like a traditional artist would. After a decade, I was excited to hear about the “NFT”. Traditional galleries don’t really give digital art any value, which is a shame because it’s definitely a part of the future. The whole commercial/professional industry has been working like that for 15 years or so.
NFTs were something I was intrigued by. They could allow me to sell digital art and paintings to new audiences. MakersPlace contacted me in 2019 to invite me to join their platform and upload my work. At the time, it was completely free. The platform paid the gas fee.
How often do your creations occur?
Digital art is something I do every week. I combine it with traditional art because they are both connected in my practice.
How do you approach creativity?
Because I have more freedom to play with layers and create a composition, and to choose colors for my paintings, the digital tool is what I use most of the time. My paintings don’t contain photographs. Everything is digitally drawn with a tablet, then photoshop-painted. This rule applies to my art. I make sure that everything I create is created using the “skills” I have developed.
This is a very important value to preserve in the digital art market. With the advancement of software, we have more options to create and more tools to assist us. 3D models that you don’t make can be purchased. They are merely assembled and you no longer need to create them.
Can we say that the artwork is 100% yours in this instance? Is the artwork fully paternal? This is a complicated question that NFT Art communities must ask. Personally, I believe it is important to create your content and to be the master of what you do. If you don’t, you could be blocked.
Do you know of any CryptoArtists that you would like to work with?
Although I don’t really want to work with specific artists, I would be open to collaborations with them or other interesting NFT projects.
How do you envision CryptoArt’s future?
The NFT market will develop and stabilize. This is also due to the fact that a lot of content was created during the NFT boom in 2020/21.
Many people tried to sell any item, and some collectors didn’t know what was good and bad. It was all part and parcel of a “hype”. We need people who can appreciate the unique skills, concepts, messages, and originality of the community, so that we can have a better appreciation of valuable pieces.
Another important issue to sell is the ecological footprint. The “POW” is not the best solution and many people have been blinded by the lure of money. These topics are being explored as we seek sustainable solutions for the future. “POS” could be an alternative. I have spoken to people who are more knowledgeable than me about the subject and they all agree that each technique has its positive and negative points.
I hope people will focus on long-term sustainable solutions and not on short-term, quick interests or money. The NFT world has so many potentials to transform society. It’s up to us as individuals to make it accessible to everyone and keep it fair/valuable.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently painting a door in preparation for an exhibition that will take place in France in March. I am also preparing an artbook with “PangeaSeed”, which is giving voice to the oceans through mural arts festivals.
I want to make art that has a meaning for the environment. We must face the “fast-growing” ecological crisis. I work with museums, companies and organizations that share the same values as me on social projects.
I am also open to new, exciting projects that integrate with ecological/social education. This will raise awareness about important topics and contribute to a modern society that is more in tune with the millennium’s challenges.
Where can collectors locate your work?
You can find my work on Instagram where I post most of my paintings and illustrations/projects. My Behance profile has more content, images, and the process of creation than Instagram. MakersPlace also has my NFTs.
(I will release additional information, but I am waiting for improvements to the ecological footprint system. Otherwise it would be contrary to my commitment for ecology.