Beantown is finally hopping on the NFT bandwagon with a digital art exhibit at Pellas Gallery.
Curator and artist NessGraphics' piece "FL1PP3R.v.01"
It was only a matter of time before Boston caught up with the rest of the world on NFTs. Produced by David Paredes and curated by Alex Ness, or NessGraphics, New Horizons (pellasgallery.com), which opened today, highlights artists who are actively releasing their pieces as digital assets. Through April 23, flock to this Newbury Street show, in collaboration with Metaversal, for a creative display of digital sculptures, mixed media, 3D works and more. Among futuristic city and landscape artist Annibale Siconolfi, and Turkish creator Idil Dursun, or Jarvinart, viewers can enjoy pieces from the curator himself, known for 3D animations, models and designs. Here, Ness shares the inspiration behind the exhibit and what visitors can expect.
How did you choose the artists featured?
“My goal was to curate a show highlighting commercial working artists who have found their way into the NFT ecosystem. These artists are transitioning from client-oriented work to creating art for themselves. This show highlights the skill and mastery these artists bring to their craft.”
What inspired the name New Horizons for the exhibit?
"Boston has never seen a true NFT exhibition where all the artwork involved is being sold as NFTs. The name of the show is inspired by bringing Boston up to speed with the current technology, and bringing a whole new frontier of technology and art to Boston."
What is the inspiration for your pieces in the exhibit?
"The piece titled 'FL1PP3R.v.01' brought to life memories of my childhood when I visited the Salem Willows arcade in Salem, Mass. They had a few pinball machines that I was horrible at playing, but I was always so intrigued by the designs and intricacies of the game."
What is next for the NFT world?
"Every single day brings something brand new in the NFT world, so there really is no saying what will truly happen next. All I can say is I’m extremely excited for the future of NFTs."
Photography by: NessGraphics' "FL1PP3R.v.01"/Courtesy of Pellas Gallery