We’re excited to unveil brand new original artworks from Alex Pardee offered exclusively through MakersPlace.
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Alex Pardee is a Los Angeles based freelance illustrator, apparel/toy designer, comics creator and overall transmedia pioneer known around the world for his pop surrealist “happy nightmare” creations (dubbed “Brightmares”) which he has recently brought to the blockchain.
Pardee’s iconic Brightmare creations are full of color, vibrantly blending the cute with the horrific. His fine art has been exhibited in galleries around the world for over 15 years, and he’s worked on some incredible creative projects, including film design (Zack Snyder’s SUCKER PUNCH film), album design (platinum-award winning rock band The Used), animation (Chadam) and poster designs for Mondo.
His street art can be found around the world, such as in San Francisco’s historic Haight District and Hawaii. His artwork has been praised by influential art publications such as Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose magazines and he’s had the honor of curating two entire issues of JUXTAPOZ Art Magazine. He currently owns and operates a lifestyle and art brand featuring his personal art, toys, books, and apparel.
Pardee’s first-ever NFT artwork drop in November 2020, featured his original Brightmares and sold out immediately on MakersPlace. His debut 1/1 creations COW MAN and CARRY ON, CARRION sold at auction to collector Mamentum for 7.77 ETH (~$3,418) and 3.5 ETH ($1,539).
Ten editions of both It’s A Meat-a-phor and Bubble Gum Maniac, sold out within hours of being released, resulting in combined sales of approximately $5,538.
Before his foray into rare digital art, Pardee’s physical works have been showcased and collected worldwide and has shown in exhibitions such as the Blackbook Gallery.
Learn more about Alex Pardee’s background and check out our interview with him here.
Most of us can relate to the feeling of having the weight of the world on our shoulders at one point or another. This new series by Pardee explores humanistic themes of anxiety, expectation and apathetic acceptance that may incur.
Presented in Pardee’s signature Brightmare style, of course, this series contains the original colored piece, as well as two ultra limited “GOLD” and “SILVER” variant NFTs.
“When they first started growing right there beneath my spine, my body didn’t hurt that bad. I allowed them to live there on my back because they told me they had nowhere else to go. Plus, I was still able to guard the castle, protecting the Frost Queen. The more they replicated, however, the harder it was to do my job. But…if I evicted them from my body, I fear they wouldn’t survive on their own. I have now vowed to protect both the Queen and the blight, but I fear I may have made the wrong decision.”
The Burden: GOLD Edition
Pricing: Accepting offers only
Auction closes Friday at 8pm PST
The Burden: SILVER Edition
Pricing: 0.7 ETH (~$800)
*Final edition will be auctioned
Pricing: 0.35 ETH (~$400)
*Final edition will be auctioned
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