Mark McKenna – January 4th
Mark McKenna is a globally acclaimed American comic artist and Inkwell Hall of Fame resident who has been creating comic art for over three decades and 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, DeadPool 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 webcomic, Star Wars: Blood of the Empire, was transformed into an 84 page paperback and served as inspiration for The Old Republic video game.
Alice in CryptoLand
“When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!”
Blvck Paris – January 5th
Julian O’hayon is a French designer, artist, and founder behind the lifestyle brand, Blvck Paris. Founded in 2017, Blvck Paris pioneered an engaged community that love the colour, black and aspire to the aesthetic and monochrome lifestyle, pursuing quality and design. Today, the brand is home to an impressive collection of lifestyle clothing, accessories, and digital goods. With stores opening globally, including Miami, Taipei, Tokyo and Macau, the brand is endorsed and supported by an engaged community with millions of social media followers and customers worldwide. Each store is conceptually designed by Julian with bespoke attention to detail, utilising spatial awareness with a key emphasis on clean aesthetics and minimalism. Prior to founding Blvck, Julian was appointed to work on prestigious projects with household names, Porsche Design, Bang & Olufsen, Philips, StockX and Hugo Boss. His work has also been featured worldwide in major outlets including Vogue, GQ, Creapills and Hypebeast.
Dark Mode III
Immerse yourself with the return of our Dark Mode Series, DARKMODE03 including visually breath-taking and emotionally powerful artworks, this drop collates 5 unique and never seen before NFTs.
Grand Chamaco – January 6th
Grand Chamaco was born in 1982, in Los Ramones, a municipality of the State of Nuevo Leon, in Mexico. He spent his childhood afternoons playing with colour pencils while he dipped dry meat with chilli sauce and lemon. At the age of 25, he opened a small school for illustration and painting, hoping to share his knowledge. The school completely failed.
Frustrated by the lack of attention received from the people of his home town, Grand Chamaco retreated from society. He used the time to build a workshop in a cottage, where he spent many years studying and perfecting his style. After the arrival of the internet to his town, Grand Chamaco began to exploit his talent and show it to the world – first through social media, and then… we don’t know.
I Need a Hero
IV gallery has curated “I Need a Hero” by Mexico-based Grand Chamaco. This body of work reflects one of Grand Chamaco fondest childhood experiences, watching 80’s action films. “I Need a Hero” reimagines some of his favorite and most iconic characters with his playful and satirical approach. Through this collection Grand Chamaco looks to grant collectors that unique larger than life feel he cherishes from his youth.
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