A timeless bridge between 2 artists from the 16th Century, yours truly from the 21st, and artists of the future. Frans Huys, a Belgian illustrator (1522-1562), made beautiful illustrations of strange masks from sculptor Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (1514-1575), printed to provide stone carvers with interesting faces to adorn buildings. The Rijks Museum made beautiful high resolution scans and offered them in public domain, which I took, cleaned deeply and carefully, and added my surreal digital magic, uploading them straight to contemporary crypto art. Here it stands, floating in the digital void, outside of time. Already on tracks for its future evolution. This collaboration of 3 European artists over 5 centuries, and artists to come,  makes you ponder a lot about time, culture and tools.
         
I use the digital solidity of the blockchain so that in the future, another artist finds these works, and make them evolve with the breakthrough art practice or ecosystem of that time. These works are not finished, they're never-ending time travellers. An ethereal blockchain made of art and time. A piece of art history is usually a piece of the past: these are pieces of the past, present and future. If time is a jungle, I am the machete, and collectors are the cobblestones of the road.


Unique NFTs available exclusively on SuperRare
The release of Phase 1 will happen within a virtual solo show in partnership with Tara Digital Collective on Artsy and Decentraland on the 30th of April 2021.
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1 - Satyre Floral                                                         2 - Homme-Pistil                                                               3 - Fontanailes


  4 - Fertile Féroce                                                       5 - Le Grand Nasal                                                                3 - Le Panache
                                When does it drop?
          Phase I will be fully released soon during an event planned with Tara Digital Collective, you can follow me on SuperRare, Instagram or Twitter to know when it's up. The first two were released as early birds and are sold out.


There are no originals left by de Vriendt, these gorgeous bronze casts were made by Oleg Klimov








          To you, artist of the future, you will know the time has come for another block on this time chain when something as groundbreaking as blockchains has emerged. If I am still alive, come forth and claim the mantle. If I am dead, take this torch, light it again with your own fire. Own it. And pave the way for those who will come after you. Cornelis Floris de Vriendt, Frans Huys and Jæn salute you.


Fonts : Exodus by Andrew Herndon / Movie Letters by Bou Fonts
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