🔥Weekly Top 10 #13
The NFT Weekly Recap
Welcome back to our 13th edition of the 2022 weekly top 10!
As usual, we are glad to have you all onboard with us. Our community has been expanding ever since we started, and we wanted to thank every single one of you who joined the NFT Community and followed us to Substack.
For our new members, the Weekly Top 10 is a way to showcase some of the best art we’ve seen and help artists gain visibility in the eyes of the community.
The Weekly Top 10 is curated by @KateMacDonald, an exceptional artist and writer who is deeply involved in the community.
10. “Big Blue”, by @GE0RGINAHOOPER
Uniquely beautiful, Big Blue by @GEORGINAHOOPER is inspired by Chinese Daoist philosophy, incorporating modern abstraction with calligraphic strokes in a meditative palette of moody blues. Its seemingly woven texture leads a path through a cosmic landscape in which to lose (and once more find) one’s way. In the artist’s words:
“An INFINITY MATRIX is formed through an automative repetition of 5 hand painted calligraphic strokes. This rhythmic mark marking is approached as a form concentrated meditation, a technique influenced by Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhist painting philosophy.
These works act as a form of connection between artist, audience and the metaphysical realm. They celebrate the power of art and its capacity to enhance human experience and consciousness.”
9. “Fractures_02.”, by @DomVisionR
Fractures_02 by @DomVisionR is a video representation of idealized figures that man is unable to abandon. A primordial skull spins on its axis to fracture into glitch and explode into pebbles and chunks that scatter across the screen. In the artist’s words:
“Low Network Connection. Our true being and our nature have never been so far from its animal origin. The pure animal instinct is now filtered by millions of external factors. Broken. Fractured. We need to recover our balance.”
8. “Re - Born”, by @Pabalataxxx
Re - Born by @Pabalataxxx is a mixed media work examining redemption, consequence and the innate resilience to remake ourselves as necessary. Figures cavort across the composition in a variety of relationships while angels play at its center. A hand proffers a flower (a clover?) from off canvas, a sign of forgiveness or fortune. As the artist describes it:
“Re Born is about how we fail and then rise, we are wrong and then hold it accountable, Re Born is not about reincarnation or anything like that. But about returning from the dead that continues to be present every day.”
7. “Myriad”, by @Ellii212
Myriad by @Ellii212 is a digital hand drawing from the artist’s Nature collection. Abstracted and colourful, cubes and lines stride through the composition as if through a forest with light reflecting off every leaf. From the artist’s description:
“I create complex patterns and structures from simple geometry and shapes. My landscapes are unique and an innovative view of nature's beauty.”
6. “Vibing”, by @jolenecasko
Vibing by @jolenecasko is an ethereal collage wonderful in its simplicity and symmetry. Two figures echo through space and time, hands locked and ‘vibing’ as one under a triple phasic moon. It is both a reminder of our unity with the universe and a prayer for our communion.
5. “FIAT CURRENCY PILLOW”, by @shohain_11_11
FIAT CURRENCY PILLOW by @shohain_11_11 is a looping video work where a sheet of currency pops up to float as pillows in midair before resuming its original two-dimensional form so reminiscent of paper money. Mesmerizing and perplexing, click through to enjoy the blinking uterus(!) eyes and fluffy transmutations. From the artist’s description:
“This artwork, like most of my works, is formed in a semi-conscious atmosphere. The original sample was etched on A5 paper with Rapid and finally turned into a digital effect with the same proportions. Regarding the concept of the work, it can be said that an attempt has been made to draw fluid and relatively fractal space in which sufficient flexibility in order to regenerate is included. The eyeball, which actually resembles a pregnant uterus attached to this flexible space, is actually a symbol of the result of this regeneration.”
4. “Skullskull IV”, by @5000spacealien1
Skullskull IV by @5000spacealien1 is one of ten digital collages featuring the artist’s Skullskull character. Remixed logos and random phrases and images march across a graphic skull in an enjoyable pop art display. The colour and texture – like a well-used cutting board – soften the edges of the digital debris and unify the disparate elements of the composition.
3. “A DREAM UNDER WATER”, by @SOULw1p3R
A DREAM UNDER WATE by @SOULw1p3R is an AI generated video of a clownfish meandering its way through a coral reef. It is a beautiful (if poignant tribute) to these two species both now on the brink of extinction. The glitching video frames add a glittering, dynamic element that captures the magic of this underwater dream for a better world. As the artist cautions:
“Coral reefs are suffering worldwide due to increasing pollution of the oceans and rising water temperatures. They die. And with the coral, biodiversity is dying too. Colorful fish like the popular clownfish can no longer find food and only remain alive in our dreams and memories.”
2. “Damaged Goods”, by @chissweetart
Damaged Goods by @chissweetart is an evocative portrait of an anonymous woman. While soft colours and a dreamy atmosphere permeate this lovely work, the obliterated eyes and coarsened mouth tell a darker story. In the artist’s words:
“Throughout our lifetime we become more and more damaged goods. Someone who has been tossed around in life and broken down.
We carry this baggage for the rest of our lives hoping we will someone who has the same amount of baggage or someone who is willing to help us heal through all the damage we have endured in our lives.
We all are damaged goods.”
1. “Bliss”, by @Bezmiar1
In Bliss by @Bezmiar1, the stone figure of a man deep in thought – reminiscent of Rodin’s The Thinker – forms the base for this compelling video piece. As the rocky foundation turns in space, the setting awakens from darkness and a single knotted tree begins to glow. Steps leading up the back are revealed where a lone figure stands in an archway in seeming contemplation of the tree. Leaves drop as the seasons change and snow drifts across the misty landscape. A truly beautiful work, be sure to visit the link to enjoy it to full effect. From the artist:
“Journey into ourselves is always a challenge. Looking for peace, we encounter wounds that seem impossible to heal. But we need to remember that only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”
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