Tuomo Korhonen (TuomoDesign) • Artist Spotlight

What got you in to Crypto art?

I loved the fact that now there was a new possibility for artists, especially digital artists to showcase and sell their work in a way that has never really been seen before. I've always been really curious about new things and this seemed like a perfect match for me and my work. Many of the artists around me started to post about Crypto art and I decided to apply to a few platforms until getting accepted here at KnownOrigin.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I feel like inspiration is all around us, even the most daily things you find and experience around our homes and workplaces, for me at least that is. But mostly I find my inspiration in music and the amazing creations of all the other amazing artists around me and their works.

What do you think of traditional artwork?

I love traditional work even though I mostly only do work that is digital. I've always loved to work with my hands and at a young age been doing all sort of projects on my own time. I'd love to at some point combine my digital work with some more traditional and physical so I can actually feel the work. We'll see what the future has in store.

Do you think your art is fulfilling a purpose?

I like everyone else would probably love to think that our art is fulfilling a purpose. But in the end, I don't think it has to have any purpose rather than looking beautiful. It sure can teach people or even help people with certain things, but art is for me at least just a way to express my self.

How did you start out as an artist?

This whole journey began one day in my room a few years back. I just happen to download Photoshop and not in the most legal way, to be honest. Began playing around with the software and completely fell in love with the way you could create pretty much anything you could imagine. That is where all of this pretty much started, my whole journey. After a while I got into 3D, my first renders were some old tutorials I found on YouTube, I totally gave up after those, just didn't feel like I wasn't made for it. But after a couple of years, I got back into it for some reason and totally fell in love with it. I just had the feeling that I really wanted to do this and get better at it and I still have that feeling every time I open Blender, the software of my choice for all of my 3D work currently and most likely for years to come.

Who or what inspires your work?

The sense of progress and improvement, getting better at something inspires me to continue working.

Which other artist(s) do you admire?

I'm really bad at naming artists that I admire since I love the works of everyone so much. But if had to name few those would be Hajime Sorayama, Hayao Miyazaki, Ash Thorp, Felipe Pantone and Yuta Kawaguchi.

Final question, what’s next for you as an artist?

I'd like to continue improving my craft and invent new workflows and techniques to make new and exciting art. I like to live in the moment and not think that far ahead so we'll see what I come up with.

We would like to thank Tuomo Korhonen (TuomoDesign) for giving up their time to collaborate on this with us. Article by @tuomodesign.