We’re excited to announce new original artworks by a host of amazing artists starting next Monday. All works are original and exclusively created and offered through MakersPlace.
Urs Fischer – 4/19 @ 3:30 PM PT
Urs Fischer is a giant of the contemporary art world and undoubtedly one of the most important artists working today. His work defies limits. In his own words, “anything can be used to create art—your mind, your hand, your elbow or toe.” This outlook makes his work engaging, playful, and timeless.
Fischer has exhibited internationally with leading galleries, including Gagosian, Sadie Coles HQ, London, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin and Jeffrey Deitch, New York and Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions at major museums include Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Kunsthalle Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Garage Museum, Moscow; Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles; Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Aïshti Foundation, Beirut and has works in major private collections around the world. Fischer’s playful Untitled (Lamp/Bear) sculpture has become a landmark outright at Hamad International Airport, Doha.
Fischer was born in Switzerland and currently lives and works in New York
CHAOS #7- #11
Introducing CHAOS, 501 original works in the form of unique digital sculptures. Each NFT in CHAOS consists of two unique objects (an array of familiar objects to people today) that have been 3D scanned. They are set on a colliding course in motion and orbit. The sculptures, operating as an archeology of the present, are intended to manifest in any format that is capable of displaying, playing or showing a 3D sculpture in motion.
The culmination of the project is CHAOS #501, a single entity NFT uniting all one-thousand objects represented in #1-#500. The first NFT within the CHAOS series, CHAOS #1, will be sold in a live auction on Fair Warning, a hyper-curated auction app, on April 11th, 5pm EDT. There will be a series of drops over the following weeks, kicking off on April 12th, on MakersPlace, a premier NFT marketplace for digital art. NFTs from the series will also be available through Pace Gallery.
Rezz x deadmau5 – 4/20 @ 3:30 PM PT
26-year-old Canadian DJ/producer Isabelle Rezazadeh AKA Rezz has racked up tens of millions of streams, sold out legendary venues and headlined top festivals around the world. She oozes originality and produces genre-bending electronic works, striking a sharp balance between bass-heavy and minimal tech compositions. Her first independent project – the adventurous Beyond The Senses EP – was released in 2019 and garnered praise from Alternative Press, SPIN and Billboard who called it “her most impactful project to date” and went on to receive The JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year in 2020.
Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his platinum-certified single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” as well as “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder” and “I Remember,” he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums: an orchestral album where’s the drop? The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts 15 million and more over his combined social media channels.
Famed electronic DJs / producers Rezz x deadmau5 team up to bring an original audiovisual collaboration. Inspired by an unreleased upcoming track by the duo, Hypnocurrency, provides viewers with on an electro-fueled immersive experience.
Tenacious D – 4/21 @ 3:30 PM PT
Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in the World: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle’s studio apartment on Cochran Ave in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where the band’s genius would take them, but take them it did…
The band had a variety series on HBO (1999), a feature film Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006), and an animated film Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto (2018) accompanied by a rock album (2018) and graphic novel (2020). The duo received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album for their 2012 album Rize of the Fenix and went on to win a Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance for their cover of Ronnie James Dio’s “The Last In Line” (2014).
Tenacious D brings Post-Apocalypto to the blockchain! On September 28, 2018, Tenacious D began rolling out weekly episodes of its animated magnum opus Post-Apocalypto – culminating in both the one-hour viewing masterpiece, as well as the accompanying album. Post-Apocalypto the movie is visually composed of hundreds of frames drawn solely by Jack Black himself, with Jack Black and Kyle Gass voicing all of the characters.
This NFT collection consists of four unique artworks with audio from the Post-Apocalypto movie. A special artwork edition of 25 contains custom Jack Black audio recorded specifically for this artwork and comes with a SIGNED physical copy of Post-Apocalypto: The Graphic Novel. The 1 of 1 artwork includes a signed physical copy of Post-Apocalypto: The Graphic Novel, and a congratulatory Zoom session with JB and KG.
Android Jones – 4/21 @ 3:30 PM PT
Lyons, Colorado born Independent Artist Android Jones began studying art at age 8. Best described as a “digital painter,” Jones has created an immense body of work. He has become well known for his many layered, psychedelic works and live performances using a custom built digital set up. He participated in the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Tour and his work has been projected on the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building. A long time member of the Burning Man community, Android has traveled the world exhibiting his work and has contributed to events on 6 continents.
At the center of Jones’ work is spirituality and altered states of consciousness. Describing his work as Electro-Mineralism, Jones attributes his ability to create to the wonders of technology, crediting the planet’s resources for advancements in art production. Manipulating light and energy, Android Jones captures complex concepts while utilizing his formal background in the arts. Described as a digital alchemist, he is determined to alter the viewer’s perception, pushing the boundaries of the imagination through the use of innovative media forms.
“The only way out is within.”
“Did you know that the heart emits an electrical field 60 times greater in amplitude than the activity in the brain and an electromagnetic field 5,000 times stronger than that of the brain? The electromagnetic field of two individuals , touching or within a few feet of each other, can interact so that energy activity in the heart of one individual is measured in the brain waves of the other. The heart sends more information to the brain, than the brain does to the heart. The heart and the brain are two of our most amazing organs and they share a current of electricity between them. Love is Electric.”
Mark Mckenna- 4/22 @ 3:30 PM PT
Mark McKenna is a globally acclaimed American comic artist who has been creating comic art for over three decades. McKenna is considered one of the most prolific comic artists of the 90s and is a 2012 Inkwell Hall of Fame resident who has been credited on over 1000 comic book related titles.
Having worked extensively for both Marvel and DC comics, McKenna’s artwork can be found within the pages of some of the worlds most influential comic books, such as X-Men, Spider Man, Batman, The Justice League, Dead Pool and Star Wars. You can also find his work in Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim movie prequel and Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. His artwork from an online web comic, Star Wars: Blood of the Empire, was transformed into an 84 page paperback and served as inspiration for The Old Republic video game.
One thousand comic books and twelve hundred pages later, McKenna is propelling his classic comic art style into the future by publishing his first ever artworks on the blockchain. For his debut, McKenna will reveal three of his own works, plus a special collaboration with fellow comic legend José Delbo.
Dinos and Yeti’s and Pumpkins, Oh My!
For the first time ever, McKenna introduces his own original series “Combat Jacks” to the world of NFTs- putting these evil alien creatures in battles with legendary earthly creatures that are instantly recognizable and in public domain. Prepare for an epic battle!
Andreas Wannerstedt – 4/22 @ 3:30 PM PT
Wannerstedt is a Swedish designer and motion artist who is widely regarded as the creator of the “Oddly Satisfying” 3D loop genre that has taken the internet by storm. His perfectly synchronized animations have a mesmerizing, meditative effect which brings a sense of relief and satisfaction to fans across the world, namely through his Instagram which is wildly popular with 615K followers and counting…
Wannerstedt is currently having a major solo exhibition at Erarta, the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia, located in St.Petersburg. Other recent exhibitions include WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD at ArkDes at Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2019–2020), the Emotional Art Gallery exhibition across the city of Stockholm (2019)and the Volvo Art Session in Zurich (2018).He’s done commissioned work for notable brands like Google, Adidas, Ikea, Spotify, Absolut Vodka, Omega, Swarovski, Gucci, Burberry, COS and more.
Wannerstedt’s artwork has been viewed by millions of people around the work, and been highlighted on Behance Network, Designboom, Stash Magazine, Fubiz, Vice, Vimeo Staff-Pick, 9gag, UNILAD, VT, Huffington Post, Business Insider, LAD Bible, FWA, Designcollector, and Mindsparkle Mag, among others.
Learn more about Wannerstedt’s background and hear our interview with him here.
Caught in the Loop
‘Caught in the Loop’ is a series of different surrealistic scenes, inspired by human nature and behaviours, where things keep repeating themselves over and over again.It’s a glance into moments of controlled madness and perfect synchronisation, in a whimsical yet sophisticated way.
‘This series is based on my signature style, with smooth, meditative motion patterns and repetitive animations, but it’s a bit more abstract compared to my previous drops on Makersplace. I want to show my audience here that my artworks are not just digital 3D sculptures, sometimes it’s more about the interaction between different shapes and objects. Perfect timings and synchronised movements plays an important role in these artworks, somewhat influenced by visual ASMR, but also the use of different colors and textures to create different moods throughout the series.“
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