NFT ART / ARTISTS Bios
ARTIST: CHRISTIAN TELLEZ
Christian Tellez, a.k.a Wesi, is a mural architect. Trained as Foreign Architect in Mexico, he considers several elements on each piece creation, studying beyond the spectator, message, environment, material, concept, execution, detail, and graphic adaptation combining both passions and design expertise covering a wide range of styles. His architecture and interior design background and extensive experience designing residential and commercial spaces allow him to create interior and exterior spaces with a personality often considering refined details, custom furniture, and mural art that blend custom designs.
TITLE: WE TOGETHER
Description: Based on the theme, I focussed on the future in Portland and the hope to be connected and interact more…to function better. That’s why the elements become part of others. This represents the hope of having a more colorful and diverse future… helping and supporting each other being the most important.
ARTIST: EDMUND HOLMES
Edmund “Mundo” Holmes born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and has now been a Portland resident for ten years. Mundo’s current work focuses on subjects related to representation, empowerment, and life as a black person, with bold color, texture, dimension, and style. He aims to bring attention to some of the more subtle aspects of the Black experience while also expressing the joy and creativity that is found within our community. He hopes to leave each viewer inspired and encouraged to reflect on what they have learned and what they see and experience. Mundo primarily works in acrylics, digital, and ink, stretching his imagination by experimenting with new mediums like clay and mixed media.
TITLE: POWER TO THE ARTS
A representation that black art and creativity are important and needs to be supported.
ARTIST: EDMUND HOLMES
TITLE: MASTER OF YOUR CRAFT
This piece is about honing your skills. As your art becomes part of your everyday life become the king and queen of your craft, style, vision, and have fun creating
ARTIST: FRANCISCO MORALES
Francisco Morales is a Latinx creator and visual artist of Mexican descent based out of Portland, Oregon. He has a background in Painting and Printmaking but his work has evolved into the digital realm. His is inspired by his upbringing as well as his career designing music posters and album covers. He has recently begun taking on murals around the state of oregon as well as working full-time at Nike as a graphic designer.
TITLE: LA CUMBIA DE MI MENTE
Description: This piece references the memories of dias festivos with family. The work aspires to draw connections for folks who grew up in a Latinx household as well as invite people outside of the experience into those memories. Fiestas typically occur late into the night with drinks, dancing, and music bumping, these tunes would usually be Cumbia Sonidera from artists such as Sonora Dinamita to Los Angeles Azules.
WHAT is an nft?
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital assets that represent physical or real-world objects like art, music, game items, and videos. Non-fungible means the item is unable to be replaced by another identical item, which makes each individual NFT unique.
NFTs are built using the same kind of programming as cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, which means each one exists on a blockchain and has a distributed public record of transactions. The NFT gets created and/or “minted” from digital objects that represent both tangible and intangible items, including:
- Video and Sports Highlights
- Virtual Avatars and Video Game Skins
- Designer Sneakers
Art has the power to:
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