NFT Showroom Artist Spotlight: @kommienezuspadt
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself!
I’m a 20 year professional artist, illustrator and photographer. Likely, most known for defining the genre of dark pinup photography. Dark Pinup has also become my brand, with a fine art book by Working Class Publishing, and an NFT collection on the WAX blockchain. I’m currently CCO at FACINGS.
Q: What is your art background?
I clearly remember drawing cartoons characters at age four. I used to try to show conceptual ideas like anatomy under folds of fabric, so to answer your question, for as long as I can remember. My parents enrolled me in art classes but most of my development came from drawing comics during school.
As far as my mediums, I work across a wide spectrum. Over the years as a freelance artist, I’ve taken jobs that required skills I didn’t even have, so I’d learn them. Video editing, VFX, web design, etc. Photography and illustration are the pillars of my creativity, and I consider them my mediums of choice. My style I’d categorize as western gothic.
Q: How long have you been in cryptoart/ NFTs, how did you discover them and what has been your experience so far?
I discovered NFT’s through Bernie Sanders, actually. Yep. The same. He shared some early purchases he made with CryptoKitties. It took me a while to understand what an NFT was, especially the generative aspect of how they were minted.
Since then, NFT’s have blessed me with a completely new career and life path. For over a year, I created NFT’s as part of a viral marketing art campaign for EOS Detroit, which lead to being hired by Topps to create Garbage Pail Kids, Alien, Mars Attacks and Godzilla NFT’s. Shortly thereafter, myself, Rodrigo and our friend Charlie Dumont co-founded FACINGS.
Q: Any new art or upcoming projects you would like to tease?
Yes! Dark Pinup Act Two is releasing on the WAX blockchain on November 30th. It’ll be the follow up to the Act One, which sold out. Very excited about that.
I’ve been working on a series of concept art/monster illustrations for Hive and NFTShowroom. I just released the Nurse a couple of weeks ago. I’ll be doing the Undertaker and Queen next.
Lastly, I’ll be making an official announcement soon about a new NFT artist co-op initiative with my friend Adam Mathison-Sward and a few other prominent creatives. That will take me through 2022, for sure.
Q: What are your top three favorite pieces of art you have tokenized on NFT Showroom?
Hive Zombie EUC Rider! I love this one because it’s an avatar of me! Last year, during the pandemic, I got into electric unicycles. I started a series of blogs while I rode through Minneapolis, and this was a piece of art I did to accompany those blog posts.
Manku Geal Pencil Sketch! This is a pencil sketch I did of my friend Manku Geal. She’s become something of a goth Instagram celebrity. I had the pleasure of meeting her at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena in 2019. I was looking to learn some new pencils in Procreate and this was the result. I love working on personal projects that really aren’t for anything other than practice and improvement.
Hive Guard - Inks! This is hands down my favorite NFTShowroom mint to date. This entire series was started as a way to show love to Hive. All the creatures are concept representations of actual jobs in a hive or colony. This was the first, and even looking at it now, I was really in flow state with the inks. @jongolson picked up the 1 of 1 colored version of this and that’s bragging rights forever.
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