Posts by Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Crypto Art: A Decentralized View

Crypto Art - A Decentralized View

During the past few weeks, I co-authored a position paper on crypto art, a digital art movement technologically linked to the Blockchain. Data scientists Massimo Franceschet (University of Udine) and Giovanni Colavizza (University of Amsterdam) initiated this paper which evolved towards decentralized perspectives of all involved parties on this relatively new subject. These parties include…

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Introducing Montreal to Crypto Art

Introducing Montreal to Crypto Art - Printemps Numérique #intersections VOL.9: Blockchain ... from Promises to Applications

Printemps Numérique #intersections VOL.9: Blockchain, from Promises to Applications Last November, Printemps Numérique (Digital Spring) held the 9th edition of their #intersections event at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. This event promotes digital transformation issues and connects digital creatives with other industries. In this edition, Printemps Numérique focused entirely on Blockchain technology, its…

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Featured in Art/iculation Magazine

Featured in Articulation Magazine - Fall Issue - The Art of Healing

Three pieces of my Tokenized Cloud Spheres series are featured in the current fall issue of Montreal-based Art/iculation magazine. This issue’s theme titled The Art of Healing explores the healing potential of art and artistic expression on stress, pain, and illness. It also coincides with an experimental pilot project of doctors to prescribe free visits…

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Metronomes of Decentralization – Live Visualization

Metronomes of Decentralization - Live Visualization

Metronomes of Decentralization is a new visualization which explores the architecture of blockchains through the subject of clouds. It is a live and endless visualization of Ethereum and Bitcoin transaction blocks as they are created on the blockchain every 10-20 seconds (Ethereum) and 5-20 minutes (Bitcoin) respectively. The upper cloud depicts Ethereum transaction blocks while…

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Osez Jaune (Dare Yellow) Group Exhibition

Osez Jaune (Dare Yellow) Group Exhibition

Bright, warm and refreshing, the colour yellow is the chromatic theme of this year’s exhibition at the Maison des Arts et de laCulture de Brompton. The cultural Centre invited artists to interpret the subject in a wide range of mediums for its annual member group exhibition.Along with 69 other artists, I answered the open call…

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Binary / Non-Binary Group Exhibition at GESTE Paris

My Artwork Selected for 3rd Geste Group Exhibition Binary / Non-Binary

My recent digital artwork entitled Tokenized Cloud Sphere Eleven ATL to YYZ was selected to be on display at the Binary / Non-Binary GESTE exhibition in Paris, France. GESTE is committed to experimental processes and invites photo-based artworks from outside the normal bounds of photography. In its third edition, the GESTE exhibition held for the…

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Devcon4 – My Cryptoart in Prague

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SuperRare Cryptoart Popup Gallery The Blockchain-based online art gallery SuperRare.io set up a cryptoart popup gallery showcasing non-fungible, tokenized digital art at the Ethereum Developer Conference (Devcon4) in Prague. In their gallery, SuperRare features my digital painting Consensus Process Two. Conference visitors can scan the QR codes at the exhibition and bid on the paintings.…

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Cloud Seed Phrase Words Visualization

Cloud Seed Phrase Visualization

Please note: In my previous blog post, I explained the terms of digital wallets and seed phrases (frequently used in this post), you can find it here. Encouraged by the results of my last visualization, I decided to create a more complex generative art project. In the previous visualization I focused on a phonetic division…

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Seed Phrase Visualization

Phonetic Seed Phrase Visualization

The Importance of Seed Phrase Words in the Blockchain Environment I’m starting off my article by giving you some information on blockchain technology to explain the concept behind my paintings. I understand that some people may not be interested in the technical explanations, in which case you can click here to go directly to my…

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Milestone: First Digital Painting Sale

Milestone - First Digital Painting Sale

Fascinated by the socio-economic potential of blockchains (see below for more info), I started exploring this subject through geometric minimalism. With digital hand-painted sketches, I visually interpret the concept of blockchain architecture in preparation for my larger works on paper. In the past few weeks, I was accepted by two pioneering blockchain online art galleries…

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Making Of Tropopause Reflections One

Making Of Tropopause Reflections One

Last weekend, I found some time to edit my studio video clips and to create a short making-of video of my recent painting Tropopause Reflections One, so far the largest three-dimensional paper painting of my painting series Exclamatory Intermezzo.   Making Of video of Tropopause Reflections One at Youtube | 2:12 min.   This video…

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