Vistas by Anton Ermakov
Che-Yu Wu is a multidisciplinary new media artist, designer, engineer, and entrepreneur from Taiwan, currently based in New York. With the sensitivity of art and engineering backgrounds, he creates generative art which samples from nature, physics, and modern art, turning them into algorithmic interactive art machines.
Dalek is an American painter best known for his Space Monkey character. He is also known for his photography, murals and illustrations. Dalek’s work is critically acclaimed and has featured in numerous publications, articles and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Juxtapoz, and more. He has also participated in numerous solo and group shows throughout the US, Asia and Europe, has painted a number of murals and completed a variety of commercially-commissioned work for companies including Nike, Hurley, American Express, Microsoft, and Instagram.
Generative Artworks is an artist duo based out of the NYC area founded in 2020. They gained a following on Instagram posting daily generative art and discovered Art Blocks in February 2021, releasing their first NFT project Empyrean the following month as one of the first artists on Art Blocks Factory. Empyrean was followed by Enchiridion and Democracity. Generative Artworks spoke at NFT.NYC alongside the founder of Art Blocks, the founder of ARTXCODE, and the former CTO of Universal Music Group. Their art was featured at the Art Blocks Exhibition #0: Genesis exhibit in Marfa, Texas.
Irene Mamiye is a New York-¬based artist whose work incorporates photography, video, and digital imaging techniques. With light, color and movement, Mamiye blurs the distinctions between physical and virtual reality. Influenced by her own personal history and artists as diverse as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Gerhard Richter, Mamiye employs intricate and labor-intensive processes to challenge what is expected of the photographic medium. Culling photographs from social media, Mamiye transforms the plenitude of public images into richly layered works that hint at a life lived between screens. With a playful yet mordant humor, Mamiye creates pieces packed with art historical depth and pop cultural abundance. Mamiye’s extensive body of work, including digital images, videos, and furniture designs, has been widely exhibited across the United States, including in the Aperture Foundation’s Photography is Magic, curated by Charlotte Cotton, and in the landmark show The Edge of Vision (2009). Mamiye’s work was part of the Museum of Art and Design’s Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography (2014), and exhibited at SCOPE Art Fair, SELECT Fair (NYC), and Art Hamptons. Her work has been featured in the following publications: Architectural Digest, Interior Design Magazine, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, Elle Décor and InStyle. Irene Mamiye was born in Marseille, France and immigrated to the U.S as an adolescent. She holds a BA in Photography and Global Studies from Gallatin New York University and an MFA in Lens Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York.
In the winter of 1981, a scrawny, Brooklyn-born twelve-year-old kid by the name of Michael McLeer hung from the beam of an elevated B train. Spray can in hand, sneaker against steel, he felt spraypaint adorn the surface of an MTA train car for the first time. When he wrote the name KAVES, he penned the beginning of a folklore that spanned New York City's restless, crumbling, hip-hop fueled 1980s and 90s. Over the years, Kaves, a "Brooklyn boy who makes good", took his paintings from traincars to museums and galleries. He took hip-hop from the crackle of his boom box radio into the unwelcome lap of the neighborhood he loved, creating the pioneering rap/punk-rock group Lordz of Brooklyn. He has designed exclusive visuals for many major brands, including Audemars Piguet, Aston Martin, Jaguar, NIKE, Rockstar Games, WWE, and Adidas, as well as for world-renowned artists such as the Beastie Boys and Metallica. Kaves is also known for his tattoo work, acting, and filmmaking endeavors. Throughout his career, Kaves has been a trailblazer in the graffiti, music, and fine art scenes. He aims to continue this tradition by bringing The Family Mooks to the blockchain, paving the way for artists to branch into the NFT space.
Neil Grayson is a New York city based artist working primarily in oil and metals on canvas. He is represented by Eykyn Maclean, a blue chip gallery in NYC that also represents Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Warhol, and more. As a teenager he was described as an “obsessive prodigy”, spending six months at the Metropolitan Museum of Art duplicating his favorite work by Rembrandt. His oil painting- nearly identical to the original- was covered in press at the time, with the Met calling it “the best copy of a master…ever seen.”