In this article, we will briefly introduce the project followed by an interview with Mueo that explores his thoughts on blockchain and cryptocurrency as a whole.
blockchain art is a new trend of digital artwork that exists on the blockchain. The artist creates their work on the blockchain and then sells it to collectors. In this interview, Mueo talks about how he got into cryptoart, what it means for artists, and his own personal journey with blockchain art.
Hello, cryptoartists, and welcome back to another round of CryptoArt Sundays. This week, I’d like to introduce you to Mueo, a fantastic NFT artist.
Stuart Ward, nicknamed Mueo, is a classically trained artist. The prospect of change; a moment of awe coming from beauty is a prominent topic in his work. Neobaroque Animated Works, The Mysteries, and Animated 3D AR are just a few of his incredible collections.
He’s had a really successful career as a CryptoArtist, so let’s learn more about his NFT experience so far!
What drew you to construct your own NFTs and how did you learn about the NFT space?
After seeing some of my work on Instagram, my buddy Tom Badley introduced me to the NFT space. It was late 2020 at the time. He was incredibly patient with me and talked me through every stage of the process. Around November, I applied for a SuperRare account, and it was granted somewhere in January. Soon after, collectors started to show interest in my work, so I must have been on the proper Twitter’share your art’ thread.
NFTs, in my opinion, eliminate the necessity to convert an artwork into another medium in order to make it accessible to collectors. In my experience, a creative endeavor’s vision and goal do not need to be altered in order to be commercialized. Digital animations make up the majority of my main NFTs. I don’t have to turn a still into a print or change it to fit within a sponsored event or experience. The work that is offered to my audience and collectors is shown in the medium in which it was made. That has freed me up to produce in a more unconstrained and open manner.
How frequently do you make something?
Every day, I aim to produce something new. In a classic art studio building, I maintain a studio. On most days, I go to my studio to work on projects. Some days are more productive and fruitful than others, which is part of the creative process’ mystery. Will the muses pay me a visit today, or should I devote my time to more boring or technical pursuits?
Do you have any CryptoArtists with whom you’d want to collaborate?
In the NFT sector, there are a number of fascinating artists. It would be an honor to work with them. I’m currently overwhelmed with projects, so I’m not taking on any new collaborations unless the spirit of it truly appeals to me. You might say I’m easily sidetracked at times.
What do you believe CryptoArt’s future will be like?
In April 2021, there was a big transition from NFT art to NFT collectibles, with everyone jumping on board in the hopes of becoming very wealthy rapidly. I believe that the value of 99 percent or more of all NFTs is already zero, based on the amount of NFTs published.
Sure, some initiatives reach the moon, but the great majority finish up with tens of thousands of bag holders. Unfortunately, artwork NFTs have been thrown into the mix, and many people are connecting NFT art with their pfp siblings, giving the NFT art industry a poor reputation.
The good news is that it seems like the tide is turning away from pfps once again, perhaps allowing more room for creativity. Curators, gallerists, critics, and writers have also grown increasingly active in the realm of art marketed as NFTs. As the wild west gets tamed into an established business, this will help filter the noise.
What are you working on right now?
At the moment, I’m working on a number of various projects. I’m investigating the borders of where the artwork starts and stops, taking into account my expertise in experiencing places. In AR, VE, and webVR, I’ve produced a few virtual settings and animated sculptures in which the spectator may be immersed in the work. I’ve also been experimenting with new techniques to integrate the digital into actual settings while maintaining the artwork’s essential spirit.
What are the locations where collectors may locate your work?
What are the locations where collectors may locate my work? At the moment, SuperRare has a handful of my artworks available. Before acquiring my art, almost all of my collectors have had a dialogue (interview) with me. This, in my opinion, is a critical step in comprehending the artwork and the related commitment. Although my artwork, experiments, and life are not available for purchase, I do post all of my artwork, experiments, and life on my social media channels for everyone to enjoy. Here you may find my artist statement, profile, and list of exhibits.