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Curated Conversations: Rik Oostenbroek – SuperRare Journal


3. You’ve gotten created a visible language of your individual; what do you draw inspiration from in your day by day life?

It began as an expression whereas going via horrible depressions at a really younger age. From that second on my artwork grew to become my emotional outlet. This would possibly sound far-fetched, however I began to actually have a look at life occasions or issues in life that triggered me and introduced these alive in my very own physique of labor. Realizing that IF I see one thing I discover fairly, that I had an emotional response in actual life. One thing occurred to me. These are the moments and issues I attempt to apply to my physique of labor. Could possibly be so simple as a colorway of a bit of style, a gradient of a sky or a texture on a tree bark. These occasions nonetheless occur to me every day and I figured the issues I discover stunning kind my style in a means. My style makes me distinctive. My style grew to become my physique of labor, and while I primarily checked out different artists and what they did once I began out, I solely have a tendency to have a look at myself now.

4. Who’re a few of your favourite artists within the house presently? 

There are tons I look as much as, however principally to those that created a style on their very own. Some those that don’t lean on developments or profitable issues up to now. To call some off the highest of my head ( sure there are far more ) I actually just like the work of Reuben Wu, Joe Pease, Jake Fried and Deekay as an illustration. To even name Reuben a good friend today is loopy whereas I’ve in all probability been one among his largest Instagram groupies earlier than NFTs have been a factor haha.

Why? As a result of they actually discovered their area of interest and whereas individuals attempt to replicate it, it’s not doable. It reveals hours, days, years , months of conviction to get to that time. So, it actually respects their care. They’re constant and consistently evolving and pushing inside their very own little world. Can completely admire that.

In addition to that I’ve all the time been a James Jean fan myself, although.

5. What’s your recommendation for artists beginning out within the NFT house? What are some methods you’re seeing for releasing 1/1?

I might advise actually everybody to grasp the truth that you begin from 0. Attempt to perceive what the know-how behind NFTs is about. Not simply the “hey, I can toss something on-line and generate income” method. You must imagine in your complete factor we’re constructing right here. Not simply present up, promote, depart. Simply educate your self first earlier than making steps. That’s how I did it earlier than minting my genesis to Superrare. I believe I took two months to determine how crypto works. What minting was. All these tiny issues. 

In addition to that, I really feel it’s actually vital to be your individual head curator. What do you mint and what makes this piece of labor extra particular in comparison with the piece you created a day earlier than?

I may be a sluggish minter myself, however I’d wish to solely launch these very very very particular moments as a 1/1. So, holding a 1/1 of mine is one thing particular to the collector as properly.

However that’s my POV since I already had 17 years of artwork items laying round, and I needed to be very choosy. Ultimately they need to simply be a part of the house and have enjoyable right here. See what that is about and expertise it themselves.

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