zuppaman • Artist Spotlight

Learn more about a KnownOrigin artist

What got you in to Crypto art?

Seeing a tweet from Mario Klingemann (quasimondo) got me started exploring the whole world of NFT's and cryptoart. It's a lot to discover coming from a non crypto background. I'm mostly fascinated by the fact that the work travels through the blockchain. The direct link between buyer and seller is also something I appreciate.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Ideas just pop in my head, the biggest challenge is to filter the good from the bad. Somethings I execute immediately in a rough version to see if it's interesting other ideas I write down for later. Working with human input and code often results in unexpected results which inspire me to take a different path than foreseen.

What do you think of traditional artwork?

We have a lot of museums in the city (Antwerp) where I live. I go there very often with my 7y old son. When the setup is nice you feel like being in another world for a few hours. Doesn't matter if it's traditional or new art.

Do you think your art is fulfilling a purpose?

It is for me. I need to create things for my own well being.

How did you start out as an artist?

I have been making things as long as I can remember. Since I decided to run my own studio in 2010 my work has always been a crossover between artistic and functionality. I don't think too much about the term 'artist'. I'm just always producing things out of curiosity and the need to get it out of my system.

Who or what inspires your work?

People, everything I make has been impacted by humans. Can be recordings of movement, 3D scans, touch input. It's an endless pool.

Which other artist(s) do you admire?

David Hockney, Universal everything , Matthias Dörfelt, Keith Haring, Studio Moniker, James Turrell. I'm often jealous when something is brilliant and at first sight very simple.

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

I feel I only scratched the surface of working with 3D scans as input so I think I will continue to explore that for a while.

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Article by @zuppaman.