NFTs in contemporary art expand beyond our current understanding and expectations of art. Art is no longer limited by the size of canvas, block of marble, or physical experience. It is frameless.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital assets with unique identifiers attached that cannot be copied, substituted or replaced. These identifiers are key to certifying their ownership, authenticity and history - thse are similar to specialized digital watermarks tailored to each individual piece of digital artwork.
Technological advancements have consistently led to new developments in art and design throughout history. Artists maintain persistent interest in new ways to create images and express how they see the world. Digital art has been growing from the tech industry since the 1950s, but nothing propelled this medium like the explosion of the world wide web in the 1990s. The creation of the internet catapulted the development of digital art to new avenues of accessibility.
Today, digital images can be freely viewed, shared, and downloaded without limits. This capability promotes the popularity and growth of the field, but until now, assigning credit of creator and ownership to digital imagery in the same way as a physical work of art has been impossible With the evolution of NFTs, digital artists can now certify their digital creations as one-of-a-kind assets that can be bought, sold, and traded with verifiable provenance just like traditional artwork.
Frameless focuses on the role of NFTs in the world of contemporary art and features some of the most popular and valued digital artists of today. The artists include:
- David Liebard (Paris, France)
- Brendan Dawes (United Kingdom)
- Pindar Van Arman (Fort Worth, TX)
- Jascha Suess (Austria)
- Twistedpoly aka Nejc Polovsak (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- Claire Droppert (Netherlands)
- Postwook aka Natasha Chomko (Los Angeles, CA)
- Suzanne Saroff (New York, NY)
- Marcel Deneuve
- Dean Harvey (New Zealand)
- Anthony Simms (Dallas, TX)
- Looop (LA, CA)