Tony Corocher • Artist Spotlight
What got you in to Crypto art?
The possibility to take my photography to the next level by using animation and programmable art. Also the fact that I've been selling prints for almost 10 years and crypto art looks to me absolutely complementary.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Traveling, meeting new people of different cultures and doing research for my documentary projects.
What do you think of traditional artwork?
As I said above I believe crypto art is complementary with most traditional art... in my mind they can work together and should do so. That's why I'm in the process of offering museum quality fine art giclèe prints together with my crypto art.
Do you think your art is fulfilling a purpose?
I'd like to think so... that of showing beauty in all of its different aspects, including documentary work in difficult areas (see my "Beauty in Hell" project)
How did you start out as an artist?
Well... it's a bit of a long story. I'm 46 now and went to London when I was 19 to study Art & Design at St. Martins School of Art, then Westminster University for the Foundation Studies and finally Kingston University for my BA Hons in Graphic Design & Fine Art. After that I worked in London as an Art Director for a few years, then moved back to Italy and opened my Design Agency. After 7 years I closed the agency and worked as a freelance internationally for many different clients.
Who or what inspires your work?
Generally just watching the "creative process" in motion in various forms and in nature (for example how light plays with objects). If I have to choose someone in photography I would select Sebastian Salgado, James Nachtwey and Martin Parr. But lots of traditional art and living in Italy is a continuous inspiration too.
Which other artist(s) do you admire?
Mainly the photographers named above plus a few others and some film directors (Kubrick, Tarantino, Kieślowski among others).
Final question, what’s next for you as an artist?
I have a couple of projects which are for life (like the "Beauty in Hell" and the "WabiSabi" ones) and I'm always looking for new ways to elevate my work. Right now I'm planning to complete the WabiSabi project as nft artworks and then move into the documentary and (when we will be allowed to move again) create the new pieces while traveling and documenting
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