Artist spotlight: Rielle Oase, Mariana Martins, and Tayen Kim
Three independent creators making their way in the NFT world.
My name’s Rielle; I’m a narrative fashion photographer in LA. Coming from an awkward childhood of homeschooling, my interest lies in odd social interactions which I disguise under the drama of fashion. Especially in high fashion, I can feel a familiar disconnect between corporation and audience which reminds me of my own social awkwardness. This is what I highlight in my work – the oddity. My genesis collection is an on-going timeline of my career – these standalone pieces are a quick dive into the people and ideas I’ve worked with in the fashion industry.
Although I primarily work in photography, my artistic practice is interdisciplinary – from crochet, to oil paint, to embroidered photographic prints. There’s a freedom in the NFT space that I haven’t experienced before, and as a result, my next series, Under Droplets, will also be interdisciplinary.
My name is Mariana Martins. I am a Brazilian American Artist who focuses on digital animation and illustration. I strive to make fun, eye-catching content that dazzles and inspires. I am very outgoing, and I find great joy in connecting with other artists in my community and around the world. My passion is animation, not only creating but teaching as well. I have been teaching animation for three years to people of all ages. I love the bizarre, and fun quirkiness of life that shines through my work. I find such beauty in movement, and it is this fascination with movement that drives my work in animation and drives me to reach others with my vision.
Human behavior and culture (which I define as the set of behaviors which a group utilizes to live out their core values) have always held my fascinations. Having learned late in life that I am Autistic, I have gained more freedom to explore my studies of people and our nuanced, micro-moments. However those studies have been at the center of my work since I began drawing at the age of 2.
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