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Non-Fungible Tokens: Artist Tomer Peretz On The 5 Things You Need To Know To Create a Highly Successful Career In The NFT Industry

An Interview With Tyler Gallagher

Bring a good story that lots of people can relate to.

Gather your own team to work on it.

Collaborate with other artists

Think about giving first! Before you taking.

KEEP IT REAL!!! And don’t be fake.

Many have observed that we are at the cusp of an NFT boom. The thing is, it’s so cutting edge, that many people don’t know what it is. What exactly is an NFT and how can one create a lucrative career out of selling them? To address this, as a part of our interview series called “5 Things You Need To Know To Create a Highly Successful Career In The NFT Industry”, we had the pleasure of interviewing Tomer Peretz.

Since his early childhood in Jerusalem, Tomer has centered his artworks around painting. By focusing on the intrapersonal relationships in his life, he draws upon these people for an intimate take on portraiture.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit. Can you tell us a bit about your backstory and how you grew up?

Grew up in Jerusalem Israel, non-artistic vibe of childhood, but from some reason I was always drawing as a kid, everywhere I could, I wasn’t proud of it, it was just a get away from being present, my surrounding was into Art.

Is there a particular book, film, or podcast that made a significant impact on you? Can you share a story or explain why it resonated with you so much?

I mainly watch documentaries — “Road Runner” about Anthony Bourdain and “Val” about Val Kilmer — two iconic legendries that their life got change in a second, one just gave up (probably not) and the other is fighting to keep spread love and art around the world.

Is there a particular story that inspired you to pursue a career in this new industry? We’d love to hear it.

Not a specific story, but yes few specific artists, Fabio Giampietro is one of my favorite NFT artists and a good friend, we are represented at the same gallery in Milan Italy. He Is one of the first NFT artists I know who started 2 years ago, his work and story are magical to me, He brings quality to the space that is very hard to find now.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you began this fascinating career?

Yes, I burned my own self portrait because I had that kind of a week when I ruined lots of my Art work, I just didn’t like my work. So I put it on fire and filmed the entire process, the visual of the fire was so awakening and felt like a rebirth, so I decided to mint the video of the burning as an NFT.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

Of course, Many people were trying to push me towards the space, I thank all of them: Monster Mike, Ben Zion, B.Creative, Ore Dagan, Rotem Orange Tulip studio, Art snitch and Corry.

Are you working on any exciting new projects now? How do you think that will help people?

Yes mainly two… “Bad Choices” — me burning my Self portrait “My number” — Collaboration with Val Kilmer and Laurence Fuller.

Ok super. Thank you for all that. Let’s now shift to the main focus of our interview. I’m sure you get this question all the time. But for the benefit of our readers, can you explain in your own words what an NFT is, and why people are spending so much money on them?

NFT is a digital asset with a value in the block chain. People spending money on it from few reasons: 1- being belong to a certain community 2-Collectible Art 3- Some NFT’S comes with utilities, physical Art piece 4- Some collectors are flipping the NFT, meaning, they buy it in a low price and sell it in a higher price, that’s how they make money.

The NFT industry seems so exciting right now. What are the 3 things in particular that most excite you about the industry? If you can, please share a story or example for each.

Its very collaborative world, Very open to everyone, and another market share to sell art. Young people buying and collecting Art, this is not really happening in the Art world. There is another dimension of Art lovers who’s willing to spend money for it, and they want it in their digital wallet and not on their wall.

What are the 3 things that concern you about the industry? Can you explain? What can be done to address those concerns?

Scammers! I believe because it’s a new thing, there is lots of hackers who can manipulate and still your assets. There is a big room for Cyber security people aboard hahahaha, we need more security.

What are the “myths” that you would like to dispel about NFTs? Can you explain what you mean?

ITS NOT EASY!!!! and do not do it only for the money. It takes time and hard work.

What are the most common mistakes you have seen people make when they enter the NFT industry. What can be done to avoid that?

I've seen some people over promising and lying about their future plans.

How do you think NFTs have the potential to help society in the future?

It creates another market for Art, it brings the artists to the front.

Ok, fantastic. Here is the main question of our interview. What are your “5 Things You Need To Know To Create a Highly Successful Career In The NFT Industry?” (Please share a story or example for each.)

  1. Bring a good story that lots of people can relate to.
  2. Gather your own team to work on it.
  3. Collaborate with other artists
  4. Think about giving first! Before you taking.
  5. KEEP IT REAL!!! And don’t be fake.

You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)

Start with giving first, think about the creation, think about the people then about your goals.

We are very blessed that very prominent leaders read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US with whom you would like to have a private breakfast or lunch, and why? He or she might just see this if we tag them :-)

OMG I have so many, can I mention 20? Lol

Beeple , Damien Hirst , Daniel Arsham

Thank you so much for these excellent stories and insights. We wish you continued success on your great work!

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