Non-fungible tokens (NFT), especially artwork NFTs, have taken the digital and physical market by a storm since 2021. Now, in 2022, NFTs are once again entering another physical art fair as it joins Art in the Park 2022. The fair will be open to the online world from April 24 to May 1, and a special lineup of exhibits will go live publicly on April 28th at the Jaime C. Velasquez Park in Makati City.
Along with known artists and collections, NFT art from street artist Distort Monsters, who bridges digital art and traditional art with Monster Mayhem Megamash, will be a part of the exhibit. In partnership with Globe Platinum, Art in the Park will present 100 pieces from part two of Monster Mayhem MegaMash, which takes the artist’s colorful creatures in two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital forms, from murals to beyond NFTs.
Aside from being part of the fair, these one-of-a-kind monsters will be available at www.artinthepark.ph as giclee prints that contain unique QR codes. When activated, the QR codes wenable buyers of the prints to onboard the images as NFTs which they will also own. Each Monster Mayhem NFT is priced at ₱9,500.
The concept of the online exhibit takes off from Blindboxes, where buyers do not know which of the 100 unique prints and NFTs they have purchased until the giclee prints are delivered to them.
Distort Monsters will hold a live mural painting session starting at 3 p.m. on April 28. They will also discuss the Monster Mayhem MegaMash project, and how this bridges the gap between traditional art and NFTs in a talk scheduled at 5 p.m. on the same day.
Distort Monsters, the arist behind the collection, is influenced by skateboarding and punk rock, the artist’s works revolve around countering adversity with some hardcore resilience. He has been painting for over a decade, with his work being brought to life on the streets, in gallery exhibitions, canvas pieces, art toys, public installations, and the metaverse.
Last March, NFTs were also a part of the Art Fair PH 2022, which aimed to pave the way for the future of home grown digital art in the Philippines. The event was attended by several NFT artists and communities, even Narra Art Gallery, a digital art gallery on Decentraland, is present to bring the metaverse in the fair. (Read more: Narra Art Gallery Announces Nifty Gateway Drop, Brings Metaverse to Art Fair PH)
This article is published on BitPinas: Art in the Park 2022: In the Metaverse and in Real Life
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