To prepare us all for the coming winter and keep us warm, we have reignited our Tweeterview series with two terrific digital artists working in the NFT space. Our conversations with Taranveer Singh and Tù.úk'z lead to insightful musings on narrative, community and interconnectedness. Dive into the minds of these artists with us, we’ve picked out some of the more interesting snippets from our Tweeterviews!
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Taranveer Singh is a multidisciplinary motion designer and director based out in India. With a professional experience of more than 7+ years in the advertising industry, he has worked for brands like Sephora, Procter & Gamble, HP, KIA Motors, and many more. Besides his professional experience, he has gained recognition in the 3D space for his unique experimental Motion concepts/series and dark 3d illustrations visually narrating mind-boggling concepts.
First, he explained to us the things that inspire him, and how Singh manages to give his pieces an air of perfectly polished stillness.
Thank you for the compliment. I believe working long with the real camera and lights gave me enough experienece to use the similar skills in my 3D work which gives me the freedom to focus even more on the storytelling.
And yes lots of movies for the aesthetic influence.
Then he also explained how this translates to the stories that capture his imagination or speak to him emotionally, such as with his work ‘The Crowded Room’ which was based on the nonfiction novel 'The Minds of Bill Miligan' by Daniel Keyes. In regards to the work, Singh shares that it's “a man tormented by twenty-four distinct personalities battling for supremacy over his body.”
3) The dark room with a spot in the middle where the personality takes over the control of his body and how the other desirable personalities are around to take the spot as per the situation and need. pic.twitter.com/x3OmxcFrU8
Which left us on this note regarding the overlap and differences between art and design - an important distinction to remember, and very well phrased!
Art is very broad term which has no boundaries where as design has a specific purpose or you can say a problem to solve. To convey my emotions or to trigger particular emotion in the viewer, powerful enough for them to contemplate about it is what I believe connect design & art
Next, we welcomed Tù.úk'z, self-described Digital Artist and Hacker Activist based in Brazil. Working in the "post-internet" space, Tù.úk'z has participated in over 20 worldwide exhibitions since 2014. His works include styles and aesthetics ranging from vaporwave-reminiscent collage-like compositionds, to pixelated portraits and colourfully geometric patterns.
To start things off, Tù.úk'z told us about the beginnings of his journey as an artist, saying “when I was 17 I discovered myself hand drawing, painting, doing abstract art. In the year of 2012 I discovered digital art through a Facebook group called ‘Glitch Artists Collective’ and also to another group called ‘Free The Pixels’”. Also, he shined a light on the contributions these groups made to early digital art:
Back in that time, people in those groups were pioneers of digital art in my opinion. Since I discovered digital art and actually had a PC to use, I just never stopped ever since. 3/3
The artist also gave us this insight into his Rainbowscillator series, which he explained was “inspired by the use of colour itself. I was just mesmerized about the colours when it came out that I just couldn’t help myself”
Absolutely! Rainbowscillator 1 and 2. First one was my first attempt at minting something generative of a code of my own. I am learning how to code from scratch right now. There are a lot of friends helping me of course. But it is indeed something very new for me. + /1
And ending the interview, as well as this article, we leave you with this exciting vision for things to come. Stay tuned for our next Tweeterviews!
I am very optimistic! I want to live this experience fully! I want to get involved with events, shows, exhibitions, festivals, workshops, etc. Everything related to art and technology in the next year. I think NFTs will become very very popular soon. + /1