You might not know his name, but you’ve probably seen his work.
For years Alberto Mielgo has been producing digital art for movies, television, and commercials. Notable works include an episode of Netflix’s LOVE DEATH AND ROBOTS (for which he and his 70-plus man team won multiple Emmys), music videos for The Gorillaz, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, where he collaborated with NFT digital-art-turn-high art sensation Beeple.
Given the success of his former colleague and the lofty prices NFTs are routinely fetching, Mielgo could well be the next commercially popular digital artist to use blockchain tech as means of both reaching a wider audience and attracting the attention of the fine art world.
Nerds taking power
While he said he’ll be revealing more of his philosophy regarding the drop as the date of the auction approaches, Mielgo did share that he finds NFTs as a production and distribution medium to be a natural fit for his work, as well as a democratizing force.
“As a digital artist, I always struggled to find the right format to show my work. And I felt that the ‘art elite,’ which is very much this 2% or like 3% of the human population which Title: Acclaimed digital artist & Beeple collaborator Alberto Mielgo announces NFT drop
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Published Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 22:09:03 +0000