Nigerian crypto-artist Osinachi’s NFT series Different Shades of Water will be sold by Christie’s in a special online auction from October 5-19.
Osinachi’s work explores how individuals and collectives can engage in visible existence as a form of protest.
The photographer plays with the subject’s body to explore the relationship between the human body and water.
- Osinachi says each digital painting is a challenge that helps him to become a better artist.
- Osinachi: I feel super-honoured to be the first African artist in the NFT space to sell an NFT piece in a public auction through Christie’s.
- I don’t think traditional art institutions are threatened by the intersection of art and technology.
- If traditional art institutions are honest, they know that African artists are going to dominate the next art market.
- David Hockney made a series of swimming pool paintings, and the reason for this series is because he loved to paint water.
- The series Different Shades of Water was inspired by my obsession with staring at Hockney’s swimming pools.
- I learned how to draw with Microsoft Word before finishing university.
- My process involves taking a photo and creating a vision, then adding colour to the image, and exporting it as a PDF.
- Microsoft Word is central to my artistic practice, as it allows me to push boundaries, surprise myself, and create a wave of satisfaction in my body.