Rikognition – Dropping 12/06
Rikognition (Kenson) is a VFX artist & motion graphics designer based in Los Angeles. He made his start at Wong Fu Productions, one of the original YouTube creator groups, and eventually expanded to work with clients such as Disney, ABC, and Warner Bros. Games.
More recently, Rikognition has partnered with a number of notable digital artists and brands to release original works of his own. His work includes collaborations with Bosslogic, Funimation, Wuz Good, Riot Games, tedslittledream, and others.
Rikognition is passionate about increasing the awareness and visibility of Asians and Asian-Americans in culture and media. He’s inspired by the anime, games, and pixel art of his childhood.
Aurora Ex is Rikognition’s genesis drop on MakersPlace. The pieces represent nearly a decade of ongoing creation, refinement, and reimagining.
The work is in part inspired by the story of long time friend and collaborator GOWE, who grew up in a Chinese family, but was later shocked to find he was adopted from Korean biological parents. Like the destruction of a city, this moment shattered GOWE’s sense of self.
In Aurora Ex, the character “Go” fights a sinister masked villain and an army of minions in his attempts to rescue “Aurora.” Rikognition imagines Go’s struggle as a parallel to his own battle waged against the systemic under-representation of Asians and Asian-Americans in culture and media, and GOWE’s battle to reconcile his own identity. Aurora, a symbol of freedom and community, ultimately returns to help Go win the day, ushering in a new era of profound opportunity.
Rarezo – Dropping 12/07
Rarezo is a crypto artist and multi-disciplinary digital creator inspired by blockchain technology and new digital revolution. As a cryptocurrency enthusiast, Rarezo creates artworks that emphasize the importance and freeing feelings of decentralization and financial independence.
In his latest collection, Rarezo looks to the future through a surreal, kaleidoscopic ode to our next phase of evolution. Experience the possibilities of tomorrow, today – powered by GAN technology.
Originalplan – Dropping 12/08
Originalplan® is fine-art painter and multidisciplinary digital creator. An early pioneer of the NFT art space, Originalplan® introduced the world to digital designer toys, combining street art and collectible culture with cutting edge digital creativity.
A collection of four works marking the development of the NFT space on Twitter. A mark for the community dedicated to the collective of NFT artists globally, GM GN WAGMI NGMI.
Murat Sayginer – Dropping 12/09
Murat Saygıner is a self-taught digital artist who works as a motion designer, filmmaker, photographer and composer based in Ankara, Turkey.
Born in Prague in 1989, Murat Saygıner got involved with photography and digital art in 2007 and won numerous international awards. As early as 2008, his works were selected for “IPA Best of Show” exhibition in New York and in 2010, he was awarded Emerging Talent of the Year in “The Photography Gala Awards”.
He has written, directed and produced several animated short films since 2013 which were screened in over 200 film festivals including Academy Award Qualifying Festivals such as “Animest” and “AIFVF”. Six of his films were Staff Picked on Vimeo. In 2019, he assembled ten of his short films under the title of “The Flying Fish” which drew various reviews by acclaimed film critics and received the Vitriol Award as the Best Experimental Film in The First Hermetic International Film Festival in Venice
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