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When ever we encounter profound things, we are often also reminded of the universal underlying comedy of it all.
VESA's Mirrors series asks those kinds of questions that Rorschach test images do. What do you see in them? The artist saw a mandala and a lama. You see what you see. There is no wrong or right way.
There can also be an element to it that goes beyond the mind.
The work is made via mixing up painting, photography and photoshop in a method the artist started doing in 2008, resulting in digital originals & large resolution files
VESA is a multi-award winning digital art pioneer for 15 years. He is among the first five artists to start making crypto art & NFTs in 2017. He is considered to be a leading artist building the web3 fine art realm, winning the NFT Artist of the Year (2013) top Web3 Artists award from L’Officiel Arabia and World NFT artist Award in Korea (both 2022). His last museum show was at the Museum of the Future in Dubai.
In 2013, his digital art project with actress Veena Malik reached around 300M people, with critical acclaim. He is also the founder of VESA Digital LLC, a company in Dubai focusing on holistic physical & digital art experiences. VESA is currently working with “The Great Hack” documentary star Brittany Kaiser for a web3 art project, and a commission piece for Crypto(dot)com.
His art has been collected by hedge funds, exchanges, CEO's and influencers. Among them are Charles Hoskinson, Charlie Lee, Dr Marwan Al Zarouni, H.E Amna Fikri, Mondoir, Saeed Al Darmaki, Colborn, Tone Vays, Coach K, Willy Woo, and many others.
The latest venture artcar.io, with Dr Marwan Al Zarouni, is seen around events in Dubai. VESA is an advisor to Formacar, FT NFT, Sheesha Finance, Jade City, Metahistory: Museum of War & Oceans & US. He also builds with leading metaverse companies like Zoan, Blockchain Valley Virtual, Megaverse, Landrocker, and Superworld, VESA is also an ambassador for the International Blockchain Association and a member of the Metaverse Council.
”Vesa’s art is amongst the most integrally advanced in the history of Western abstraction – no small claim, but one backed up by the works themselves. Rather than abstraction as a fleeing from life, his works are a diving into the incarnate mystery of human being — direct celebrations of the fullness of Life.”
- Michael Schwartz, Professor of History and Philosophy of Art, Augusta State University, March 2014 from the Integral Institute feature