‘Meet the artist’ — Oficinas Tk
We have recently started a series called ‘Meet the artist’, we simply ask a challenging question and get them to answer. We hope you find the interviews interesting & discover a few unexpected twists along with us.
(Q) What got you in to Crypto art?
I see it (blockchain tech) as a brand new channel where I can explore some ideas, but also as a revolutionary step in cutting the ‘middle person(s)’ that one finds so often in the arts world, allowing for a direct (even if somehow abstract and anonymous) contact between artists and art lovers. These ideas of decentralization, verifiable origins and incorruptibility are very appealing to me but, it was surely the conceptual alchemical side of it, the possibility of creating a Philosophers Stone out of bytes and let it rest in the Ethereum that got me into all of this.
(Q) Where do you get your inspiration?
As cliché as it might be: on life. Heavily inspired by Hermetics and Gnostic thought in general, I look for symbols and signs in Nature.
(Q) What do you think of traditional artwork?
I do not make a clear distinction between Arts. I studied Painting for two years and as such, I do have a strong connection to great masters like Cézanne and Matisse, but I often find myself relating my work to both the Dada and the Pop. I guess I can only say that this new medium (crypto) will, eventually, also be called traditional.
(Q) Do you think your art is fulfilling a purpose?
I am sure of that, even if only as sigils :) On a superficial level, I believe my art as aesthetical appeal and, for me, Beauty for Beauty is a validation just as fine as any other more complex conceptual developments, or ideas that people affix to Art. A higher purpose might be fulfilled but only time will tell and, at the moment, I am just very happy to make pieces that people relate to (for known or unknown reasons).
(Q) Final question, what’s next for you as an artists?
More of the same, and more of the unknown! I will keep on developing my ideas and thoughts, on creating more artwork (physical, digital and, hopefully, a blend of the two) and on exploring as much as I can the vast domains of the representations of reality.
Stay tuned for more interviews from our community. You can join the KnownOrigin.io Telegram channel to speak directly to the KO team & artist. A big think you Oficinas TK for taking the time to answer these question.