In early 2020, Matt Kane initiated private conversations between artists, to discuss the possibility of making royalties a standard feature across all NFT platforms. These artists created a public call to action, signing a letter which asked their community of artists, collectors and platforms to join as allies in shaping this new art world. At the centre is Matt Kane’s Architects of the Future digital painting, commemorating the resulting community consensus. The audio track is a 2021 recording from NFT Radio when Matt Kane retold the story of how secondary sale royalties went from being the exception to the expectation in NFTs.
Matt Kane is an artist who turned to the power of code and computing to make his richly layered and patterned visions into reality. Through the custom software he designs, Kane leverages generative algorithms to produce vibrant artworks addressing the most varied themes, ‘exploring historical aesthetics with code, doing with geometry what the great painters did with oils’. His recent collection ‘Gazers’ has attracted a community that actively discuss the artwork as it transforms every moment, tracking our Moon’s lunar cycles.
Architects of the Future, 2020
MP4, 2160×3840, 10 second loop, Non-Fungible Token ERC-721, 1/1
Platform info: SuperRare, minted April 16, 2020