ECHT

BY: Mint Gold Dust

artwork

Featured Artists:

CURATORIAL STATEMENT

NFTs emerged as a solution to the authentication of digital items, namely pieces of art. But as fate would have it, the rise of NFT art has intensified the question of authenticity, as copycats and deep fakes become rampant, as AI is openly embraced, and as a multitude of new artists experiment with the implications of new technologies and new takes on copyright. NFTs have also addressed numerous issues surrounding reality, the significance of provenance, and the concept of ownership in an era of machine reproduction. Then comes “Echt.” In German, the word translates to “authenticity” and is synonymous with “true” and “genuine.” In English, it has come to mean so much more. It is a meditation on the very essence of creation – a reminder to bring forth our most authentic and genuine selves in all that we create. Coupled with the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, “Echt” beckons us to contemplate the boundaries between reality and imagination, between what is real and what is perceived. As you reflect on the depths of your creative mind, let “Echt” be your guide. Let it push you to delve deeper, to explore the uncharted territories within yourself. For in the unknown lies endless possibilities, just waiting to be brought to light through your unique artistic expression. Are you ready to answer the call?

Without You I'm Nothin...

It's the paradox that sometimes, it is the act of missing something that fuels our fires.

bebber

Federico

@bebber

Without You I'm Nothing

Inspire Buckeye

Inspire Your City is a series of murals in Cleveland, OH centered around the theme of literacy. According to the Cleveland-based organization Seeds Of Literacy, the city has a 66% illiteracy rate, with some neighborhoods having a rate as high as a staggering 95%. The murals consist of images of chil...

mr.soul216

@mr.soul216

Inspire Buckeye

Duck in the City

As an artist, I often use my work to showcase the contrast between urban and nature. However, while creating this artwork, I was struck by a childhood memory that brought me comfort and joy during tough times. It was the image of a yellow duck in my warm bath during the dark and cold winter nights. ...

Mila Sketch

Mila

@Mila Sketch

Duck in the City

Real Error

In a digital age where authenticity is questioned, I found truth in the unexpected. A toy camera I circuitbent captures a mannequin head, transforming the ordinary into a singular statement of authenticity. This piece, a defiance against digital perfection, reveals beauty in error and imperfection. ...

Real Error

IMPERCEPTIBLY

This is my very first sculpture made for the Metaverse. It is to be displayed at a height of about three meters (nine feet) in a virtual environment, so it appears higher than a human size avatar. This piece encapsulates my childhood social anxieties, as engraved in a metal monolith, drifting in spa...

IMPERCEPTIBLY

Meteor Showers

My vision for this piece represents how it would feel to be part of a meteor shower. It is a natural phenomenon and a genuine part of our human existence.

nygilia

Nygilia

@nygilia

Meteor Showers

“Echt Cyborg.”

AR Interactive Art: “Echt Cyborg” Step into the augmented reality realm and witness the mesmerizing “Echt Cyborg.” With the Artivive app, this interactive masterpiece merges humans and machines. Simply download the archive app and point the camera at the screen to AR interactive component of this a...

Chazz Gold

Chazz Gold

@Chazz Gold

“Echt Cyborg.”

DONKEYbrije

DONKEYbrije thrives on adventure. It yearns to be photographed against sunsets, city skylines, and windswept landscapes. Carry it in your pocket, and it will whisper tales of distant shores.

DONKEYbrije

daisies from Madrid Ec...

This NFT artwork captures the transient beauty of flowers and reflects a Zen-like minimalism. It portrays a simple yet striking bouquet of white daisies, arranged against a textured beige backdrop that seems to echo the hues and imperfections of natural clay or aged parchment. The flowers' purity an...

Marta Sanmamed

Marta

@Marta Sanmamed

daisies from Madrid Echt

Queen of the Night II

Introducing "Queen of the Night," crafted by Trish Gianakis. Inspired by Mozart's opera, it's a mesmerizing Raku sculpture meticulously formed from clay. This piece isn't merely a 3D conversion; it's a fusion of traditional art and digital innovation. In its digital form, I've added a touch of magic...

TrishgiaArt

Trisha

@TrishgiaArt

Queen of the Night II

The Mystery Of It All

Life, it's a series of waves, isn't it? Sometimes we're riding high, other times we're just trying to keep our heads above water. There are moments when the waves seem to swallow us whole. But we keep pushing, because we're all searching for more. We're drawn to what we can't see, to what we can’t y...

Emaweird

Emaweird

@Emaweird

The Mystery Of It All

Craving Connection

Glitching through the Oculus in Manhattan, I feel the world disconnected around me Lost and isolated into little machines That ping and scream our name.

Craving Connection

Our Blue Lady of Echt

We were too young to be taking it, but the hubris of early youth and the brashness of a summer ushered us onwards. Taking a second tab was a mistake, compounded by our leader getting arrested with the ingredient of fire. We grew cold on the beach, losing language, lingering above the pebbles like a ...

StencilProfane

@StencilProfane

Our Blue Lady of Echt

\/\/|-|/-\|_|=

A VR sculpture for my 5th ETH Denver, for 𝑬𝒄𝒉𝒕 𝒂𝒕 𝑬𝑻𝑯𝑫𝒆𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒓 with friends at Illust.AR & Denver Walls

Eceertrey

Eceertrey

@Eceertrey

\/\/|-|/-\|_|=