Nifty’s Interview with Featured Artist, Shay The Surrealist

Shay The Surrealist is a rapper who has been making waves in the music industry. He’s dropped his debut album, ‘Rest In Chaos,” and it hit number one on the Billboard Top Hip-Hop Albums chart back in January. Join us to hear what Shay had to say about having some of his art being used as game assets by Nifty!

This article first appeared on Nifty’s website.

Shay The Surrealist, a featured artist, discusses her work and the upcoming NFT collection Blooming Blossoms, which will be available exclusively at Nifty’s.

From the world-famous artist, making digital art since 2014, Shay The Surrealist introduces her newest drop of Blooming Blossoms, exclusively on Nifty’s. Learn more about her and her new work in our Q&A below.

Q&A with Shay The Surrealist:

Tell us about yourself in a few words.

Shaylin Wallace, also known as Shay The Surrealist, is a 23-year-old surreal digital artist from Wilmington, Delaware.

When did you initially release your NFT?

On February 20th, 2021, I launched my first NFT on the AsyncArt NFT platform.

Have you ever dropped NFTs somewhere else?

AsyncArt, Foundation, OpenSea, Rarible, Zora, KnownOrigin, and MakersPlace have all received NFTs.

What drew you to this particular drop?

This drop was inspired by a recent series of mine called Blooming Blossoms. In December 2021, I released the first three Blossoms, and I knew I wanted to continue the series and release additional Blossoms in the next year. For this drop, I chose to make three new Blossoms: Blossom IV, V, and VI, with pink blossoms in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The Blooming Blossom series consists of one-of-a-kind, afrocentric floral picture edits, each with its own distinct characteristics such as various varieties of flowers and butterflies. Change, originality, and inner beauty are all themes in the Blooming Blossoms series.

When did you first begin creating digital art?

I began producing digital art in 2014, when I was 15 years old, using a phone software called PicsArt. I began taking images for fun and playing with various photo editing software to see what I could come up with. My modifications started off simple, but as time went on, they got more sophisticated.

In one words, describe your work.

My art is bizarre, one-of-a-kind, bold, and minimalistic at times.

As an artist, what possibilities have NFTs provided you?

NFTs have enabled me to devote more time to my own artwork rather than taking on tiny commission jobs. NFTs have also enabled me to cooperate and partner with a variety of brands/companies, participate in additional shows, and auction off my artwork in both real and virtual venues. They’ve made it possible for me to sustain myself financially, which is a tremendous benefit.

Is there any advise you could provide to other creators who wish to build NFTs?

If you’re a creator interested in making NFTs, I recommend doing some study beforehand. Don’t feel compelled to mint something right away. Also, become involved in the community and interact with other artists and collectors, particularly via Twitter and/or Discord.



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Shay the Surrealist, a surrealist digital artist and graphic designer located in Delaware, is 23 years old. To represent development and freedom, she utilizes modified stock pictures of trees, clouds, birds, flowers, and smoke. Shay the Surrealist is a notable and inspirational artist in the NFT ecosystem, known for her breathtaking and exquisite compositions and utilization of African-American characters. She’s collaborated on NFTs with Foundation, Makersplace, Rarible, and KnownOrigin in the past.

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