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 based in Manchester, UK (KnownOrigin.io) and Brooklyn, NY (SuperRare.co). After uploading the first digital studies, I am excited to have sold my first digital asset this week:

Transaction Block - Martin Lukas Ostachowski - 2018
Transaction Block
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Transaction Block” just found a new owner and home through SuperRare.co. With the ownership of the digital painting comes the right to download and print a high-resolution version of the painting.

Interestingly, SuperRare is at the same time a platform for secondary markets, meaning one can bid to buy the artwork from the collector and owner.

Below you will find some other studies listed on SuperRare (based in Brooklyn, NY):

Chain Linking - Martin Lukas Ostachowski - 2018

Chain Linking
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized on SuperRare

New Fork - Martin Lukas Ostachowski - 2018

New Fork
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized on SuperRare

Block Chains One - Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Block Chains One
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized on SuperRare

Block Chains Two - Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Block Chains Two
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized on SuperRare

Block Chains Three - Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Block Chains Three
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized on SuperRare

Node Network One
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized on SuperRare

Node Network Two
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized and available on SuperRare

Node Network Three
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized on SuperRare

and KnownOrigin.io (based in Manchester, UK):

Tamed Lines One (Diptych)

Tamed Lines One (Diptych)
960 x 1225 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized on KnownOrigin

Tamed Lines Two (Diptych)

Tamed Lines Two (Diptych)
960 x 1225 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized on KnownOrigin

Emerging Shapes One (Triptych)

Emerging Shapes One (Triptych)
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized on KnownOrigin

Emerging Shapes Two (Triptych)

Emerging Shapes Two (Triptych)
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized and available on KnownOrigin

Emerging Shapes Three (Triptych)

Emerging Shapes Three (Triptych)
2100 x 2100 px
Digital Painting
Edition 1/1

Tokenized and available on KnownOrigin

Are you new to the world of Blockchain Technology?

Here’s a little description I put together as background information.

During the past months, I dived deep into cryptocurrencies and its underlying technology: the blockchain. While its impact on our society is expected to be profound (experts say it will be as transformative as the internet [1]), the technology itself offers unprecedented opportunities for the art world.

In a nutshell, the blockchain is a public and decentralized ledger of information. It is decentralized since the blockchain is saved and maintained by thousands of computers around the world. This makes the information on the blockchain immutable as it is no longer controlled by one organization or company. New information is added in new blocks to the blockchain. Since no data is replaced or overwritten, the blockchain becomes a permanent, anonymized yet public record of information.

This year the art world is starting to be interested in blockchain technology. Conferences and expert panels were held at the 2018 Art Basel fair as well as at Christie’s auction house, discussing with entrepreneurs and artists the tremendous potential and real-world applications [2]. Proof of provenance and tracking of the ownership history of artworks are just a few examples of upcoming uses for this technology.

One of the ground-breaking innovations for the art world in terms of this new technology is the ownership and scarcity of digital assets such as digital paintings, photographs and videos. Being able to own, trade and transfer the ownership of digital assets transforms them into valuable collectibles, and therefore make them attractive as artistic mediums.

Sources:

1) Comments and review on the impact of blockchain technology:

2) Conferences by art world institutions on blockchain technology:

Last update April 22, 2020

Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Geometric abstraction artist based in Brossard, QC, Canada. I explore the blockchain through the subject of clouds in physical and digital mediums. » About Me

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