Art By AI Sold Through NFTs
AI art makes a perfect case for NFTs, but what are non-fungible tokens in general?
NFTs stands for non-fungible tokens, that is digital assets based on cryptography representing something unique. In contrast, bitcoins are fungible, because 1 bitcoin is equal to another and they are interchangeable.
Art is a perfect use case for NFTs because tokens guarantee authenticity. A token representing a piece of artwork is its proof of authenticity, with a history of ownership built-in dating back to the creator.
With the recent boom in cryptocurrencies (bitcoin reaching $50,000), NFTs are also getting a lot of attention and rightfully so.
They are enablers for building a digital art world, with digital artists, digital art collectors, and digital galleries both private and open to public. The most popular marketplaces for digital art include:
So if you want to buy a digital piece of art, it’s never been easier. Scroll through marketplaces above and see what you like.
AIA or Artificial Intelligence Art
Working with artificial intelligence algorithms for many years and being a creator as well (5 books, 300+ articles), I found NFTs to be a perfect opportunity to share my creations, which I’ve started doing last year.
My plan was to rework paintings by well-known artists, using various styles generated by AI to play with colors and their structure. The artificial intelligence component here is crucial to train the algorithms on hundreds of thousands of existing artworks and then apply it to recreate or create new art.
I’ve started with Polish artists like Matejko, Siemiradzki, Malczewski or Natalia LL, that you can see above. Using machine learning algorithms, I’ve recreated their art using Picasso-like thick brush, creating a uniform view on historical and modern paintings.
The goal of AIA or Artificial Intelligence Art is to push AI creativity to human levels, from reworking old masters to entirely unseen creations. This will be a long journey to answer the question of what it means to be creative and can machines be creative as well.
Individual pieces from the first batch are up for sale, so if you want to participate in the AI Art project, now you can! Proceeds will fuel the creation of new, unique art by AI. Join me on a journey to unbounding creativity.
In the first batch of AIA collection you can see 9 pieces of art:
- AI Stanczyk, after Matejko
- AI war scene, after Matejko
- Banana girl, after Natalia LL
- Dirce, after Siemiradzki
- Swans, after Chelmonski
- Orange woman, after Gierymski
- Trio, after Malczewski
- Dying princess, after Simmler
- AI Mickiewicz, after Wankowicz
In future batches of AIA, I plan to add artwork exploring Western cultures (old masters) as well as Eastern (China, Japan, India), all through unique perspective of AI algorithms.
I plan to create at most one batch per month with 10 or less digital artworks in each batch to ensure uniqueness and scarcity.
Join me on this creative journey!
Updates on NFTs by AI (24.03.2021)
Since I published this text 3 weeks a lot has happened and I got a warm welcome in the NFT community, with a growing collection of AI-generated art and collectibles.
Altogether, collections came to live under one umbrella of AIA, Artficial Intelligence Art and it seems like AI-created NFTs are here to stay for good. You can visit our website at AIANFT.com to stay up to date.
We plan to release new drops regularly!
Cheers to all the surprises in life!