August 09, 2022 09:00 ET | Source: Saatchi Art Saatchi Art
Santa Monica, UNITED STATES
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Saatchi Art’s latest NFT collection, Visions of the Future, will debut to the public on August 24. Token holders of the online gallery’s genesis NFT drop, The Other Avatars, will be able to preview the exhibition first beginning August 22.
The jury-curated NFT auction features never-before-exhibited works by 50 fine art photographers that envision and explore what the future could look like through both utopian and dystopian lenses. The featured artists, who hail from over 20 countries worldwide, were selected by a world-class panel of thought-leaders in the photography and NFT space.
“We’re committed to providing a platform where visionary creative voices can redefine the art world, whether working traditionally or with blockchain technology,” said Capucine Jenkins, Senior Manager of Digital Art and NFTs at Saatchi Art. “It was integral to the project that the selected photographers represent artists from around the world who are making profound contributions to the photographic space.”
Altogether, the works in the exhibition reflect artists’ visions for the coming decades during a period of great uncertainty and rapid evolution. Award-winning Ukrainian artist duo Synchrodogs explores the ongoing tension between humans and nature by depicting altered figures in unexpected images. Los Angeles–based multidisciplinary artist Brooke Ashley Barone creates surreal photographs that aim to translate her dreams into explosively stunning visual representations. Photographer Jin-Woo Presena uses large-scale aerial photography to trigger emotion and provide an escape from the mundanity of the everyday. Ghana-based figurative artist Miiickey Madu evokes hopeful and imaginative scenes of nature through the use of digital and manual processes, including drawing and painting.
In order to create a holistic collecting experience for both digital and traditional art buyers, Saatchi Art is excited to offer a first-of-its-kind phygital art experience as part of Visions of the Future. Each auction winner will receive a framed limited-edition print in addition to ownership of the photography NFT. Subsequent token holders that buy on the secondary market will have the opportunity to redeem one of two remaining editions of the print through the end of 2022.
“Since our founding more than a decade ago, we have continually harnessed innovative technology to democratize the art market; our embrace of web3 is a natural evolution of this mission,” noted Saatchi Art General Manager, Wayne Chang. “Being able to include a physical art object with an NFT purchase is a great bridge for traditional art collectors into web3 and vice versa.”
To view the complete artist list and to sign up for email updates for this and other NFT projects, visit https://www.saatchiart.com/nft/visions-of-the-future.
About Saatchi Art
Leading online art gallery Saatchi Art features one of the world’s largest selections of original art and helps people all over the world find art and artists they love. The online art gallery offers original paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by over 100,000 emerging artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art by providing art lovers with free art advisory services and an expertly curated selection of art, while giving artists a convenient and welcoming environment in which to exhibit and sell their work. To discover the world of Saatchi Art, please visit www.saatchiart.com.
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