Portrait of an EraTHE WORLD'S MOST VALUABLE GALLERY NFT SHOW
This hybrid art exhibition 'Portrait of an Era', estimated to be worth in excess of $60 million, showcases some of the world’s rarest digital NFTs alongside cutting-edge contemporary mediums, and is open to public in-gallery and available across HOFA's VR mobile app and new web app, HOFA.io.
Set to headline are the wildly successful blue-chip NFT collectibles – CryptoPunks, Autoglyphs and Fidenza, currently ranked as the most sought-after cryptoartworks in the world.
Curated alongside sculptural works by Joseph Klibansky and as canvases by Sepand Danesh (who’s works have recently featured in the Dubai Expo 2020), the show will also mark the genesis NFT drop by British artist, King Nerd.
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Sealed CryptoPunksThese "Sealed" CryptoPunks are ultra-rare NFTs with signed lithographs from a selection of 24 created and signed by the founder of Larva Labs, John Watkinson.
Bored Ape Yacht ClubThese Bored Apes and Mutant Apes were created by Bored Ape Yacht Club in 2021, and have become very hot-in-demand NFTs in recent months. Also created by the BAYC team are the Bored Ape Kennel Club NFTs.
Jan KalábBreathing Violet Void, 2021
Adam MartinakisLast Kiss
Adam Martinakis was born in Poland in 1972 to a Polish mother and Greek father. After moving to Athens, he studied Architecture, Decorative Arts and Industrial Design. Since 2000, Martinakis has experimented with computer-generated visual media, including animation, 3D imagery, and digital videos. He soon began teaching digital art & design, graphics and interior design across various art institutes, and is a member of the Greek Chamber of Fine Arts.
Martinakis is now one of the most notable digital sculptors in the contemporary art scene, as well as being a widely recognised pioneer in the world of Digital Art and 3D Design. He has featured in 12 solo shows and 25 group shows, and has drawn more attention than ever since the recent exponential growth in the NFT space.
Larva Labs is the home for Matt and John's professional and experimental projects.
They are creative technologists that have worked on almost every kind of software. Examples include large scale web infrastructure, genomics analysis software (John has a Ph.D.), 8-bit roleplaying games, an art project on the blockchain, covered by the New York Times that Mashable said "could change how we think about digital art," and others.
Autoglyphs are the first “on-chain” generative art on the Ethereum blockchain. They are a completely self-contained mechanism for the creation and ownership of an artwork.
"Raw, academic, procedural, yet tantalisingly beautiful as it hovers between order and chaos.
Autoglyphs occupy a unique position in the history of blockchain based art."
- Sotheby's, June 2021
Tyler HobbsFidenza #374, 2021
Tyler Hobbs is a visual artist from Austin, Texas who works primarily with algorithms, plotters, and paint. His artwork focuses on computational aesthetics, how they are shaped by the biases of modern computer hardware and software, and how they relate to and interact with the natural world around us. Tyler develops and programs custom algorithms that are used to generate visual imagery. Often, these strike a balance between the cold, hard structure that computers excel at, and the messy, organic chaos we can observe in the natural world around us.
Tyler’s work has been shown internationally, and has been collected in more than a dozen countries around the world.
Dmitri CherniakRingers #387, 2021
The Ringers series is composed of 1,000 generative art NFTs. Each of these works is unique though they were all created by Cherniak’s special p5js script, which the artist worked on for years and which is immutably stored on Ethereum via Art Blocks.
- Dmitri Cherniak
Kjetil GolidArchetype, 2021
Kjetil Golid is a generative artist with a keen interest in algorithms and data structures. Today, Kjetil's projects are often initiated by the question "What would it look like if ..."; an unfinished idea of a home-grown algorithm together with a visual translation, where it is unclear how the end result will look.
Kjetil wants to share his mindset that programming is a wonderful platform for creative expression and, as such, large parts of his code is open for anyone to explore and manipulate.
Marc Ferrer was born in 1990 and is a graphic designer that specialises in identity and digital design.
He tends to develop projects from a conceptual standpoint and worked for a handful of design studios and agencies, spending the last 5 years at Mario Eskenazi Studio.
Ferrer is a very exciting prospect in the NFT space, and has garnered widespread attention in recent months for his impressively sophisticated animated works.
Sepand Danesh is a French-Iranian artist who's work has been exhibited in 10 solo shows and over 40 group shows. He will soon be featuring in Dubai Expo 2020.
Danesh often explores the incorporation of optical illusions in his works; in his canvases, he always uses corners without including a floor or ceiling, still managing to propel a three-dimensional persepctive.
JOHNNY "KING NERD" DOWELLTULIP MANIA
Artist Johnny Dowell is born & raised in London and is also a designer and engraver. Fifteen years an engraver for one of the worlds most famous gunsmiths James Purdey & Sons. Since then he has gone by the Artist name of King Nerd and has designed/engraved in collaboration with such companies as watch brands, motorcycle & car, alcohol & audio companies. Tulip Mania is King Nerds Genesis NFT and will be auctioned along with the physical coin. His coin art is owned by the likes of Elton John, Paul Smith, Tyson Fury.
Jahnvi AroraEnchantress, 2021
Born in India, Jahnvi Arora is a versatile 22-year-old artist and designer. She produced her first knife-work & acrylic collection at the age of just 17. Arora’s work has been displayed at various galleries around the world, including at 3 solo shows and 2 group shows.
Her work has been covered by several top-tier print publications. She has featured regularly on With Foundation's platform.
Portrait of an Era - NFT Exhibition: Larva Labs • ArtBlocks • Yuga Labs