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E22 David Ariew — Meditative Mirror Boxes with Octane Jesus

“Artists may have one of the most important jobs—connecting with people’s emotions, bringing them together, making them think, healing them.” — David Ariew David Ariew (ar-ee-ev) is a skilled 3D artist, animator, and educator with expertise in creating visually striking narratives. He is well-known across the 3D and NFT worlds for his mastery of 3D…

Transcript: E22 David Ariew — Meditative Mirror Boxes with Octane Jesus

Please enjoy! Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, iHeart, PlayerFM, Podchaser, Boomplay, Tune-In, Podbean, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform. The show notes for this episode can be found here.  [0:03] Brady Walker: All right, welcome back to Pixels and Paint. We’ve got a special bonus episode with…

What is an Artist’s Proof?

An artist proof print is a special subset of prints from a limited-edition run, traditionally used to check the quality and progress of the work as it is being printed. Historically, these proofs were the first prints pulled off a fresh set of plates, serving as a literal “proof” for the artist to examine before…

What is a Ranked Auction?

Ranked auctions offer a distinctive framework for the sale of limited-edition artworks, where the allure often lies not just in the artwork itself, but also in the exclusivity denoted by the edition number. In these auctions, collectors bid not solely for the art but for the prestige of owning a particular edition, with the first…

Trevor Jones’s Vision of a Bull Future

Trevor Jones is one of the early pioneers of combining traditional painting and animation with blockchain technology to emerge as a key figure in the digital art world. His journey — marked by a late entry into art with a strategic pivot toward the digital — reflects the dynamic nature of the art industry following…

Transcript: E21 Marco Santini — Slicing Up Priceless Art Books & Channeling Love Languages

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, iHeart, PlayerFM, Podchaser, Boomplay, Tune-In, Podbean, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform. Read the Show Notes The Birth of “The Signature Series” [0:00] Brady Walker: Hey, how’s it going, Marco? Thanks for joining me here at your house. We have some of…

Astronauts and Lifelong Learning — Interview with BD White

B.D. White got his start as a street artist, transforming New York City’s streetlight bases with his distinctive spray paint and stencil art, despite being paralyzed from a spinal injury. B.D. started his artistic journey on the streets of New York, creating “mindful vandalism” in Manhattan and Brooklyn, with works placed uniquely low due to…

Art as Scientific Hypothesis — Interview with Michal Nesazal

Michal Nesazal is a Brno-born, Prague-based Czech artist whose work illustrates Nesazal’s fascination and grappling with scientific concepts that are otherwise sometimes impossible to visualize.  Visit Michal Nesazal’s MakersPlace Storefront Brady Walker: Can you introduce yourself to our readers who might not be familiar with you and your work? Michal Nesazal: I don’t like to…

David Ariew, Hideki Tsukamoto, and MakersPlace Take Over Digital Art Fair Asia 2023

[San Francisco, CA, October 13, 2023] — MakersPlace, the premier digital art marketplace, is excited to announce that David Ariew’s latest infinity room and virtual reality project, Quantum Stargate, has been selected for a featured presentation at the Digital Art Fair Asia (DAFA) 2023. This magnificent piece will grace the acclaimed Immersion Room, a space…

MAKERSPLACE X DAVID ARIEW GIVEAWAY

OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE, TRANSACTION OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NOT NECESSARY TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKERSPLACE DAVID ARIEW GIVEAWAY (THE “GIVEAWAY” OR “PROMOTION”) CONSTITUTES YOUR FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF THE SPONSOR ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED…

Dissolving Binaries, Creating Religions, and Building Community — Interview with BLAC

“The constant amid all of this changing technology and aesthetics should be a core philosophy or purpose behind your creations.” — BLAC BLAC is a multifaceted artist who refers to his post-photographic subgenre as existential surrealism. Having collaborated with AI extensively for the past two years, BLAC’s artistic roots trace back to traditional mediums, including…

The Alchemy of Science and Scripting

By Jessica Marinaro “We do not simply live in this universe. The universe lives within us.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson From my undergraduate days studying Astrophysics and Philosophy, the celestial universe has always fascinated me. As a curator, I am drawn to works and artists that dig deep into the brilliance, vastness, and delicacy of…

Art As Meditation — Interview with Infinite Mantra

“Creativity is boundless. Imagination is free. Believe in the infinite possibilities.” — InfiniteMantra Lindsay Kokoska is a mixed-media artist who combines traditional and digital techniques in her abstract and surreal art. Her work is inspired by her travels, yoga practice, and interest in spirituality. With a unique style that blends animation and fine art compositing,…

Updated Artwork Page: A Better Frame for Your Art

We are thrilled to unveil the meticulously redesigned Artwork Page at MakersPlace — a space conceived where your art takes the full spotlight. Like any good frame, it has been designed to elevate the artwork, serve the artist and viewer, and otherwise disappear.  Our team has crafted an exquisite and agile homepage for your art,…

David Ariew , Hideki Tsukamoto, and Brendan Dawes Presented by MakersPlace x DAFA 2023

Digital Art Fair and MakersPlace have partnered to celebrate visionary 3D and generative artists at this year’s Asia Edition, which will take place in Hong Kong, Oct 19–23, 2023. Since the inaugural fair in 2021, the Digital Art Fair Asia (DAFA) has become a must-attend event for art and technology enthusiasts to collect digital fine…


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