Onyro (Anthony Kyriazis) • Artist Spotlight
What got you in to Crypto art?
I saw Brendan Dawes post on Linkedin about him minting some of his work and selling out immediately so I had a look and tadaaa!
Where do you find your inspiration?
Deep inside? Life, nature, physics, things I don’t understand.
What do you think of traditional artwork?
I have never studied art, so I cannot have a informed opinion about it other than knowing if I like something that I see or not.
Do you think your art is fulfilling a purpose?
For myself definitely, which is why I do it, its like I am exploring myself and finding bits and bringing them to the surface. I’m opening up as I discover myself and sharing it with the wild… its scary and risky but the only way I know. I keep digging and exploring.
How did you start out as an artist?
Am I an artist? I have always categorised myself as a designer, and I will always say that’s my profession. I have always worked on making 3d digital abstract pieces because when applying to university I didn’t get into the 3d animation course at bournemouth university that I wanted. I only got to the interview and was the only kid outside the UK to get the interview. Instead, I got into Demontfort in Leicester doing Multimedia Design, at the time it was only the 2nd year both courses were running, everything was so new! So I have always had a love for 3d, especially for softimage and the SGI machines they ran on. Luckily. Demontfort had an MA in animation with some SGI O2’s and octanes, and I managed to sneak into their labs to play with Softimage. I used XSI for my very first digital abstracts which got picked up by Digital Vision and Getty. I got to work with some awesome artists back then. But I cannot complain my career in design for web and now service design across all platforms has served me well with a career starting in London, to NY and for the past 16 years here in Greece.
Who or what inspires your work?
I’ve always had a love for organic stuff and curves, fluids, flows, particles, bubbles, translucency, aberration, refraction, networks and forces, nothing solid or sharp edged, things in nature or what I believe nature/science is like on a nano level or under a macro lens. I’ve always tended towards the abstract stuff because my skillset hasn’t allowed me to make anything realistic looking yet. That’s something I want to change and am working towards.
Which other artist(s) do you admire?
From back in the day,Tim Borgmann, gmunk, Jens Karlsson, James Widegren. Erik Natzke, Nando Costa to name a few…. but having gotten into cryptoart and Houdini I’ve found so many great talents, one of my current favs is definitely James Fox, Simon Holmedal, @StuzOr. Chris Bjerre, Fernando Magalhaes, Robert Sundelin and Mark Francher to name a few.
Final question, what’s next for you as an artist?
Continued exploration and discovery of myself and of my craft
We would like to thank Onyro (Anthony Kyriazis) for giving up their time to collaborate on this with us. Article by @Onyro_Crypto.