A little more on what an NFT is. An NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token.
This unique and non-interchangeable unit of data is stored on a digital ledger called the blockchain. This allows the data to be sold and traded like an original artwork. This data could be in the form of anything from a pixel to a piece of music. And in our case, it’s in the form of some pretty amazing digital artwork. You can purchase most NFTs using a cryptocurrency. So, if you would like to purchase a very unique gift this season, some of these artworks are available on the Foundation platform where our artists trade.
“The truth is generally seen, rarely heard.” — Baltasar Gracián.
Serwah Attafuah is multidisciplinary artist and musician based in Dharug land/Western Sydney. She creates surreal digital dreamscapes and heavenly wastelands, populated by afro-futuristic abstractions of self with strong ancestral and contemporary themes.
Serwah’s collaboration portfolio is impressive, having been commissioned by clients including Nike, GQ, Charli XCX and Paris Hilton. Recently she participated in 'Apotheosis': a live motion capture experience with Soft Centre at the Sydney Opera House.
Aldous Massie is a Sydney-based artist, designer, illustrator, animator and author.
He is the creator of See Pala; the healing modern adaptation of mythology.
‘You are the Centre’ is an artwork from the See Pala universe, it is about every personal action having a cosmic significance - everything you do matters. You are the centre of your Universe, responsible for your journey of becoming who you can become.
Bianca Beers is an artist, designer and creator from Western Sydney, specialising in digital illustration and creative direction. With a positive and energetic focus, Beers aims to create community and uplift others by bringing colour, joy and meaning to the spaces her works occupy.
‘The Heart' symbolises the energy and spirit of the governing chakra within the body. When activated, the heart creates harmony and expanded consciousness, quieting the mind and calling all other chakras into its harmonious service. Experiencing the world from this energetic space creates a shift of consciousness which vibrates only love and oneness, beauty, peace, and understanding.
David Porte Beckefeld is a 3D artist who sculpts his creations within virtual reality.
Although futuristic, the intention and outcome is; on the contrary, organic and remarkably human. Porte Beckefeld's aquatic forms envelope the famed chassis. Inspired by a nostalgic love for the late Colin Mcrae and his iconic 22B rally car.
This series presents the same car with livery logos re-imagined as dates, places and names from David's Spanish heritage in splashes of colour.
Exploring artistry, fandom and his cultural identity, David transforms a beloved childhood vessel into a totem of individuality and sentimental value.
James Jirat Patradoon’s work is informed by a wealth of cultural references. From 80s aesthetics and 90s fashion, to comic books and tattoo design, he renders his ideas in flashes of neon and monochrome.
Creating captivating animated gifs, murals and paintings, Patradoon’s arcane obsession with the occult seeps through every pore of his pieces. Fusing Japanese anime with pop-horror and searing luminous colours - he conjures visions of a neon gothic paradise.
Surrealism fuelled by human emotion is a central theme in Jonathan’s work. He composes abstract ornaments, humanoids and flora in an undefined space to arouse a sense of mysticism in the observer's soul.
In a world that seems to be evermoving and presenting new hardships and challenges, it may feel like you're drowning in noise. ‘Separation’ is a reminder to detach from the external environment and tune into oneself both physically and mentally to recharge.
Lucius (Sung Myeong) Ha is a Korean Australian designer, artist and illustrator based in Melbourne. Ha has recently finished a 'question' series that speaks about confusion and seeking an answer to the discrimination he has experienced.
The ‘When’ is inspired by the difficulties faced in his search for belonging. It is expressed by using the atmosphere of the deep ocean. Where the water is crystal clear when it's shallow but the deeper it goes it becomes darker and mysterious. It truly depicts his emotion of not knowing when he will be accepted by both countries. In Ha’s words, “It feels very much like drowning in the ocean. Endlessly. People show their vague expressions on the surface but their true intention hides behind.”
Rel Pham is a Melbourne-based artist, originally from Sydney known for a strong use of electric, vibrant colours and a penchant for surrealism. His work combines and contrasts old and new mythology.
This piece is inspired by how many flawed systems operate within this world, maintained for its own sake rather than its providence or function. The ouroboros is a symbol for infinity and eternity. Our serpent's dilemma is its eternal struggle to reach that eternity, it is in constant seeking, desperate operation.
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A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a digital ledger (blockchain). NFTs can be used to represent easily reproducible items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files as unique items (much like a certificate of authenticity) and use blockchain technology to establish a verified and public proof of ownership. Copies of the original file are not restricted to the owner of the NFT and can be copied and shared like any file.
NFT marketplaces are decentralised apps (or dApps) which allow users to buy and sell NFTs by connecting a digital wallet using blockchain technology. dApps can be accessed through certain browsers, much like a website.
Blockchain is a system of recording digital information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat. A blockchain is essentially a decentralised ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across entire networks of computer systems.
A digital currency in which transactions are verified and records maintained by a decentralized system or network (such as a Blockchain) using cryptography, rather than by a centralized authority.
MetaMask is a browser extension and smartphone app that allows users to interact with cryptocurrency wallets and decentralised apps (or dApps). You’ll need to connect your wallet to Foundation in order to participate in the marketplace.
*These artworks or NFTs may be available for purchase on the 'Foundation Platform'. The Galeries is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, the Foundation Platform. The Galeries has no control over the content of the Foundation platform, including any NFTs made available for purchase on that platform. Your access to and use of the Foundation Platform is at your own risk.