A Month of Rare Digital Art from MakersPlace

by Hamish Barnes

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We at MakersPlace are excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with OpenSea to bring their NFT community a curated selection of never-before-seen rare digital artworks each week for the next month. Rare digital art is digital art with authenticity, rarity, and proof of ownership guaranteed by blockchain technology. Every artist and artwork featured has been verified through a multi-step identity verification process.

Each week, we’ll present new rare digital artworks inspired by the theme of “rebirth”. These original artworks will be available for auction directly on OpenSea. The month of MakersPlace will commence with the first-ever rare digital art release from José Delbo, the illustrator behind many comic classics such as Wonder Woman and The Transformers. 

This rare digital art release is especially exciting as it marks Delbo’s official debut within the rare digital art community. As the NFT community, and more specifically the cryptoart community, begins to blossom we are witnessing a pattern of well-known artists in traditional art spaces, such as José Delbo, crossing over to the rare digital art space. 

The collision between traditional art markets and the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies came to fruition in 2018, with some historical events such as the tokenization of Andy Warhol’s 14 Small Electric Chairs (1980) and the first traditional auction house, Christie’s New York,  completing their first sale on the blockchain. Today platforms like MakersPlace are intent on bringing blockchain technology to all creators and collectors of digital art.

In the past year, we’ve witnessed a number of successful artists crossing over to the world of cryptoart: A few examples include world-renowned moving image artist Terry Flaxton (whose debut 10/10 rare digital artwork sold out last week on MakersPlace in record speed for an accumulated value of $1,500+) and Vakseen, an acclaimed painter and award-winning producer who has created a number of iconic pop culture pieces on the platform. Numerous reasons for this cross-over exist, but expanding audiences, defying geographical barriers, and increasing productivity and efficiency are on the top of the list for most traditional artists who cross over to the world of rare digital art.

Week 1: Artworks by Legendary Comic Artist José Delbo (+ Giveaway!)

We’ll be kicking off the month of MakersPlace with a very special drop. Legendary comic artist José Delbo will be releasing his first-ever rare digital artworks. This drop will include the release of a 43 page limited edition (250) digital comic book “Death”, an ultra original rare digital artwork “The Last Son of Krypton Fights for Humankind” and a 10/10 rare digital artwork “Amazonian Princess and the Panther”.    

One edition of the digital comic book is up for grabs for one lucky community member. Opensea will be tweeting the contest rules the day of. 

Week 2: Rare Digital Art from Marco-o-matic, CSLIM, Nicolas Villareal and Nadia Forkosh

Rebirth by Marco-o-matic

A sacred bird is brought to life before our eyes through a powerful ritual in Rebirth animated rare digital artwork by Marco-o-matic.

The world is changing by CSLIM 

“Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.”

The world is changing by CSLIM highlights the power of geological change and time in a soothing, hypnotic animation.

FLOR DEOROR by Nicolas Villareal

A dynamic dance brings an abstracted flower to full blossom in FLOR DEOROR by Nicolas Villareal. This piece is filled with geometric complexities and hidden symbols, so be sure to look at it closely. 

Rebirth by Nadia Forkosh

In Rebirth by Nadia Forkosh waves of energy and warmth radiate from a figure looking to the sky in a moment of revelation, reflection, and growth. 

Week 3: Rare Digital Art from Natural Warp, Jake Johnson, TMarchev and Bard Ionson

RegenerationSig by Bård Ionson

Science meets spirituality in RegenerationSig by Bård Ionson which takes viewers on a visual trip as they watch a  mitotic cell’s journey as it grows and transforms into a well-known scene resulting in a rebirth of its own. 

Defund the Police by Jake Johns 

A testament to the social revolution that has overtaken the world, Defund the Police highlights the complicated relationship between citizens and the police force through a carousel of pop art symbols. 

Rebirth by TMarchev

Rebirth by TMarchev highlights the start of life and the infinite possibilities that come with it. A psychedelic, surreal universe filled with brightness and vibrancy offers a glimpse into the exciting potential of the world. 

Rebirth-Phoenix by Natural Warp

From the fire rises a majestic phoenix, born from the ashes of its predecessor. In Rebirth-Phoenix, Natural Warp brings the classic symbol of rebirth to life. 

Week 4: Rare Digital Art from Heidy Teixeira, Spaced Painter, Pejman and Marko Zubak

REBIRTH by Heidy Teixeira

Heidy Teixeira’s REBIRTH is an immersive story that takes viewers into a new world, where they witness the rebirth of a robotic being. Future and past worlds collide in this surrealist fantasy land filled with surprises. 

A New Dawn Arises – Rebirth 2.0 by Spaced Painter

A 3D fractal artwork depicting rebirth through a depiction of the digital future — A New Dawn Arises by Spaced Painter shows viewers the next possible phase of evolution, often dubbed as The Singularity.  

Rebirth Of The Soul by Plouzzaa

In the 3D artwork Rebirth Of The Soul by Plouzzaa, a gold-gilded character steps forward and looks upward while a floating lantern serves as an anchor or source of light (whether it’s there to hold her back or push her forward is up for interpretation) during a journey of rebirth and growth. 

Born to cut by Marko Zubak

Marko Zubak’s famous Paper Toys make an appearance in Born to cut, an animated artwork depicting an unknowing Paper Toy trying to mind his business as stories and characters of the past fight for his attention. 

A Rare Digital Art Extravaganza: Join The Fun!  

The Month of Rare Digital Art with MakersPlace is kicking off July 23rd with the José Delbo rare digital comic book giveaway. Keep your eyes peeled for the rest of July and August for the chance to own one of these exciting original new artworks.  

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About MakersPlace 

MakersPlace is the premier market for rare digital art, digital art with authenticity, rarity and proof of ownership guaranteed by blockchain technology.  Every artist and artwork featured on MakersPlace is verified through a multi-step identity verification process. The company, which was founded by a team of early Pinterest leaders, is backed by Uncork Capital, Draper Dragon Fund, Abstract Ventures, and several high-profile angel investors from Pinterest, Facebook, Zillow, and Coinbase.

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