Vincent D’Onofrio and Laurence Fuller Release Poetic Cinema Art Pieces at MakersPlace

MakersPlace Reveals “Filmic Pieces” that Combine AI, Spoken Word Poetry, and Cinema

SAN FRANCISCO, Sep. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — MakersPlace, the pioneering platform for digital art NFTs, is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between esteemed actors and artists, Laurence Fuller and Vincent D’Onofrio. 

On September 20, 2023, these collaborators will release their poetic cinema work I’M A MONKEY WITH AN ORGAN GRINDING FRIEND, a unique piece comprising poetry by D’Onofrio and original artistic and musical direction by Fuller as well as Tell Me More, a solo work by Fuller. The Drop goes live at 9am PT on September 20th, 2023, here.

“I’ve always followed the technology. I’ve always loved that aspect of what I do…” said D’Onofrio in a recent podcast interview with MakersPlace. “We use AI as a palette, and sometimes a brush. We mix the paints, and it’s our experiences, our emotions that dictate what we do, not a machine mimicking.”

When discussing how acting informs their art and poetry in the same interview, Fuller said, “Standing on stage, the fear of forgetting your lines, the anxiety of being vulnerable — it grinds away at your fear of social exchanges and emotions. This process is helpful not only for any art form, but life in general. Many people walk around with their emotional walls up. Art gives them a glimpse of what lies deep within them, their protected core. As artists, we expose that core and explore it.”

With plans to also showcase their art at venues in NYC and LA in the near future, Fuller and D’Onofrio aim to provide a multisensory experience, blending the line between traditional art forms and modern digital interpretations.

“MakersPlace remains at the forefront of the digital art revolution,” said Craig Palmer, CEO of MakersPlace. “This collaboration with Laurence Fuller and Vincent D’Onofrio exemplifies our commitment to fostering unique artistic expressions. We’re eager to provide a platform for their visionary creations and look forward to the extraordinary fusion of tradition and innovation they bring to our community.”

This partnership on MakersPlace, facilitated by producer, curator and web3 artist manager AnimusLive, underscores MakersPlace’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression, building on its recent successful launch of a dedicated Generative AI category and their work with Nematic Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea, where Fuller’s piece Tell Me More sold for 3 ETH.

About MakersPlace

MakersPlace is the premier NFT marketplace for digital art. Established in 2018, MakersPlace utilizes blockchain technology to facilitate the sale of authentic, original digital artwork, ensuring rarity and ownership for both creators and collectors. With a goal to enable a vibrant future for digital creativity, MakersPlace has set global benchmarks in the digital art world, most notably with the historic sale of Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days in partnership with Christie’s auction house.

About Laurence Fuller

Recently portrayed the role of iconic British painter David Hockney in the new HBO Max series MINX. Laurence is best known for his lead roles in feature films Road To The Well, Apostle Peter & The Last Supper, and Paint It Red. Adapting his classical training from Bristol Old Vic and love for poetics to the contemporary medium of digital art in web3. Collaborating with top artists in the space & IRL; Henrik Uldalen, Jenni Pasanen, Tania Rivilis, Goldcat & Ruben Fro. Across platforms and exhibited internationally. Taking some inspiration from his late father (the art critic Peter Fuller) and having worked in the art world since youth and as an award winning writer; Laurence brings his passion for poetry, fine art and performance to his poetic NFT collaborations — utilizing both the latest in AI technology and an old fashioned notepad and pen to create Poetic Cinematic Fine Art.

About Vincent D’Onofrio

Vincent D’Onofrio is a renowned American actor, producer, and director. He gained prominence for his role as Private Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket and as Detective Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He is also well-known for his roles in Jurassic World and Daredevil. Besides his acting career, D’Onofrio has additional artistic sides to his work, including poetry and his recently published children’s book, Pigs Can’t Look Up. His approach to creativity is eclectic and inclusive, drawing on a wide range of influences, and he is a keen advocate for a balanced perspective on the artistic life that values joy and experience as much as struggle and pain.

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