Sep 23, 2022 4:10PM

Whale and Breezy started a long-term collaboration to provide a narrative to the WHALE's "The Vault", one of the largest and most valuable collections of NFTs in the entire space through art curation. Each month we will highlight a specific creator or theme, through rich visuals, high-profile artist interviews, gallery events, and more. The focus is to foster an interactive experience complete with catalogs, newsletters, and other media to explore. The artist of the month of September is George Boya.

For the curation of the Vault Collection by Whale, we have dedicated September to George Boya, presenting our first retrospective. A paradoxically futuristic retrospective of a past that has yet to come true.

What if the pillars of our artistic, cinematographic, and pop culture existed in a world inhabited by robots and fantastic technological inventions?

Using digital tools, Boya creates new narratives as a bridge from the art of the past to the art of the future. And in this journey, we are guided by artists, true pioneers and visionaries who peek beyond deep space, revealing its essence.

In my opinion, artists are building the future by planting the seeds inside the art, they are not the speculators of the future, yet, together with their imagination, they are the actual blueprint of the future.

Boya's journey began 20 years ago, landing in the NFT art space in Spring 2020, moving from his paintings, stained glass techniques, and photography to the digital collage. There is transversality between the artistic techniques, a constant flow without borders; a digital collage is like a hand-cut collage, obtained from the fusion of images and photos resulting from different techniques. Not a beginning, not an end. Only a continuous becoming.

Technology gave new technical possibilities that I did not have before with my hand-cut collages, yet I think that it also brought more openness, more opinions, more expressions to the space in general giving chances to more people to become artists.

And in all this, the blockchain has created an ecosystem of exchange, comparison, and growth open to the public. A stage from which you can reach everyone, without filters.

The retrospective will happen on the Arium Space platform, with the usual exhibition at the end of the month.

George Boya, Mask of Winter, 2020, Makersplace

George Boya, Magnus the Kingpriest of Mercury, 2020, Makersplace

George Boya, Father Octeye, 2020, Makersplace

George Boya, Cosmic Chess, 2020, Async