American artist Devon DeJardin will release his first NFT collection on March 27th 2023– a series of 998 unique non-fungible tokens inspired by his sought-after Guardians paintings. Prior to the full drop there will be a 1/1 auction on March 15th of a single NFT. Based on DeJardin’s longtime study of global spiritual traditions, the Guardians painting series features voluminous geometric figures as sources of personal guidance, protection, and solace.
DeJardin created the Guardians NFT series with the goal of offering his work in a more accessible digital format for the art and Web3 communities. As there is a waitlist for DeJardin’s physical paintings– last exhibited in 2022 at his solo show Giants at Albertz Benda gallery in New York City the NFTs allow a wider audience to engage with his practice and message.
In addition to New York City, DeJardin has previously exhibited in Los Angeles and Miami, gaining notable public recognition through both solo and group shows. Albetz Benda also presented his work to international audiences with great success at the Art SG art fair in Singapore in January 2023.
In creating his debut NFT collection, DeJardin deepened his interest in the intersection of narrative and pictorial complexity, expanding his visual vocabulary and experimenting with the art historical ideas of background and place. These new works feature a depth of form and space unparalleled in DeJardin’s practice, rendered with a precision that pays tribute to both the presence of the artist’s hand and to the exciting connective potential of the digital medium.
This digital collection is a “perfect” experiment. It is a combination of hand-built oil on canvas and computer coded assembly. Underpainting and sketched studies in communion with stable diffusion and quantum probability. Sable brush strokes mingle with digital brushes. Art studio space and photoshop.
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