Firouz Farmanfarmaian’s work is rooted in post-tribal cosmogonies and his belief that the ecology of our planet is inseparable from humanism. For the NFT he uses high and low materials– magazines, acrylic paint and Oculus VR.
For his inaugural NFT collection he used A3-A4 sketchbooks, acrylic, oil markers, household paint and found materials some of which have been animated into Gifs on his Oculus VR headset and have recently been minted as digital NFT art on OpenSea, an online marketplace for crypto collectibles.
For this particular series the challenge to create within the imposed restrictions during the Covid19 lockdown impacted the artist's production exponentially, leading to the integration of innovative tech solutions within his creative palette while imposed spacial limitations, fortified mental projections and the emergence of ethnosemiotic signs organically building on previous post tribal explorations visiting underlying patterns of archaic cultures. The consignment of these visual notes came together under the physical Takeover collection, layered on sketchbooks, cardboard, newspaper and curated magazines pages using acrylic markers and wallpaint.
An evolving selection was subsequently augmented into digital NFT editions using 2D and 3D VR tools (Tilt Brush on the Oculus Headset ). The Takeover Collection is the artist's inaugural NFT collection and is still growing to this day.
These original works from the artist's Takeover Series are also available as Print Editions of 3 and as minted NFT's available on Opensea here...
Please contact us for further information on this ongoing series.
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