Episode 67: Show Notes.
Today we have a great chat with generative artist, p1xelfool, about how NFTs became his main practice and source of income, and his philosophy towards the evolution of the art world. p1xelfool tells us about his focus on the feelings that art can evoke, and why he values these over intellectualisation and representation. We also discuss why making his work look distinctly digital is a central part of what he does at the moment, and how his path diverged from his focus on a more classical painting practice. As a relative newcomer to the world of NFTs, p1xelfool’s story is one that many artists might relate to; we speak about the possibilities of the future, what it means to stand out in these burgeoning and sometimes overcrowded spaces, and where and who he draws most of his inspiration from. To hear it all from this great guest, join us!
Key Points From This Episode:
- p1xelfool’s route into the world of NFTs and the part that using Bitcoin played.
- The decision that p1xelfool had to make between pursuing generative art and painting.
- p1xelfool’s innate attraction to obsolete technologies and low-resolution work.
- The market’s appreciation of difficult mediums such as generative art.
- A look at the tools that are used in p1xelfool’s creative process.
- Thoughts on ‘concrete’ and abstract generative works and why our guest shifted gears in his latest project.
- The challenge of standing out in the digital realm; how our guest approaches catching viewers attention.
- p1xelfool’s thoughts on the current stage of his career and hopes for the future.
- The big influence that Nicolas Sassoon has had on p1xelfool’s work and attitude.
“I have always loved the idea of playing with obsolete technologies.” — @p1xelfool [0:05:40]
“One of the things that I like about low-resolution works is that it is very restrictive, and I see that as a challenge.” — @p1xelfool [0:09:12]
“When I started p1xelfool, I decided that I wanted to create something that is more sparkly, in some way.” — @p1xelfool [0:12:27]
“I try not to represent anything. What I try to do is somehow evoke feelings or try to examine the feelings that a work brings in.” — @p1xelfool [0:14:40]
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