Welcome to KiwiNFT interview, our new special column where we showcase both emerging and established artists. Today we have a very special guest, a great 3d artist from Russia. The man behind the “Collection Combination Series”. Ladies and gentelmen's greet Kirill Ivontev!
Kirill is an incredibly talented and promising artist from Moscow, but in everyday life he is known as motion designer, who works for large companies worldwide. He has more than 1.1k followers on Rarible and his most popular artwork “Kakachu” has more than 500 likes, great achievement. Btw, we’re huge fans of pokemons 🙂
In this interview he shares how and why he got in NFTs, where he finds inspirations for doing art, his impressions of the NFT space and it’s future, and many other interesting things.
I learned about NFT from a famous Russian digital artist @brickspacer. He started showing on Instagram that he was selling his works for cryptocurrency on the @superrare platform. Many of his subscribers, including me, became interested in this topic and he created a whole Russian community of artists that is still growing at a tremendous pace. I got there in the first wave somewhere at the end of February.
2. Why did you decide to join the NFT party?
Since I am a motion designer, it is important for me that not only my technical skills but also my creativity are appreciated. I used to do something creative for myself, and put it on Instagram or in a folder on my computer. Now I can earn additional income by doing what I like, every artist should be recognized.
3. What is inspiring you?
Oh, I am inspired by a lot of things, music, films, the work of other artists, travel and sports as part of my life, and even computer games)
4. What makes an artist successful in the CryptoArt scene?
I think this is an opportunity for artists to break out of their routine. Even little-known and not-so-famous artists can share their work and get noticed. No need for special exhibitions, etc. You can also do art anywhere on the planet and you will be noticed, because art is moving into digital space. Not just a select few.
5. What is the major difference between CryptoArt and all the other art?
Well, as elsewhere, your publicity is important. As far as you are known in social networks, your activity in digital. Communication with other artists from this area is also important.
You just need to be visible. If you just put the work on any site, it will get lost among hundreds of other works, but still there is a chance that some collector will notice you.
6. Who are your favourite artists in the NFT space?
Of course, one of the first is BEEPLE. I also like the works of BRICKSPACER, Nikita Replyanski, Vlad Dryamov and many others, I can't list them all.
7. What is the future of NFTs?
FT technology is not only about cryptoart. This technology has many uses. For example, this will help get rid of scammers selling tickets for football matches, etc. Documents, receipts, etc. would be difficult to counterfeit too. In computer games, you can also use this, I even heard that these are being developed now. This technology has a very wide range of applications, one of which is cryptoart
8. Give please one piece of advice for artists who are only starting with NFTs?
Guys, do bright work, be noticeable, promote your art to the masses so that as many people as possible can see you!) Do your work in such a way that they will be admired and appreciated.
9. Where can collectors buy your work or know more about it?