Last week, we celebrated Artists in Residence Appreciation Week at Fimi NFT Marketplace. While we have several dozen artists who hold special status with us for their commitment to minting NFTs on Fimi.Market, this week we take a special moment to shine the light on our six Artists in Residence. These are creators who have decided to exclusively list their art with us. This is not a gesture that we take lightly. There are many NFT platforms out there and to have these professionals choose us
, is indeed humbling.
Resident Artist, AfroAnimeArtRB plays at the spiritual intersection of Afro-Futurism and Afro-Anime. When you look at his “GodBody” series on the Fimi NFT Marketplace, Black bodies are ethereal and ancient African symbols, similar to adrinka, float around them.
Inspired by African folklore and rooted in self-affirmation, AfroAnimeArtRB work is as thought-provoking as it is playful.
Gavner is a digital artist, 3D illustrator & UK Adobe ambassador. He creates collections of swooshes, swirls and light which explore the unseen energetic, emotional and divine connections between all living things. It is interesting to see Gavner’s imagination of energy come to life in his art. Each swoosh and swirl are a unique expression of his fascination with the flowing unseen energy that could be described as spiritual, vibrational or chi energy.
Gavner believes that every thought and feeling carries some type of continuous energy which is manifested through a spectrum of related color.
seangarrison is a prolific abstract artist. He uses his talent to shine a light on social injustices in America and to celebrate Black culture.
The artist has an upcoming live painting experience, entitled, “The Darkness in My Skin,” on September 2 at the Historic Mounds Theatre in St. Paul, MN. The performance features nooses tied around effigies’ necks. He had to learn to tie those nooses so he could convey how Black people have been persecuted, tortured and murdered. These human bodies were parents, sons and daughters. This is a hard reality to face, but seangarrison says the racial biases that exist today were born from roots that were planted deep within our culture. In order for us to move forward, we have to remove those painful roots so that love can rise.
His Artist in Residence at Fimi.Market showcases a moving collection of art that mourns the times we have fallen short as a nation in treating each other fairly and a celebration of hip hop, the music that has seen him through troubled times.
See the collection on Fimi NFT Marketplace.
Resident Artist Kate Iverson’s work draws parallels between nature and design. Her work is vibrant and thoughtful and moves between flat and dimensional objects. Gestural brush strokes, clean lines and graffiti drops of paint are part of her style arsenal.
Kate is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her work in the arts and community, such as a 40 Under Forty award from the Twin Cities Business Journal.
Resident Artist, Caitlin Karolczak hauntingly paints beauty. Caitlin is known for her fusion of classic 18th century portrait techniques with modern themes. In addition to painting, Karolczak pursues installation, sculpture and performance art, often incorporating objects of biology and antiquity. Her work is internationally known and she has exhibited in Bogota, Vancouver, Europe, and more
Resident Artist, Sekou Luke is an NYC-based filmmaker and producer, whose creative mediums include over a decade of directing, filmmaking, photography, acting and more. Sekou’s “Notes from Harlem” collection features images that were captured as part of Sekou’s mental wellness exercise – walks in his neighborhood streets of Harlem, during the 2020 global pandemic lockdown. The photos taken illuminated Harlem as a community experiencing a racial justice awakening with the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd. For Sekou, art was his cure to cope with the anxiety and uncertainty of it all.