Collaboration with @money_alotta
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” ~ Picasso
It’s 2019 and a girl is playing a mandolin in the middle of a paint splattered studio. Under the watchful eye of Picasso himself an artist is creating a painting in the style of his and Braque’s early 20th century analytical cubism. Back and forth the artist walks, keenly observing the girl from different levels and angles as he visually deconstructs her. The day ends and the final sitting concludes; the artist’s muse has metamorphosed into a 21st century portrait animated with modern iconography and infused with symbolism.
EthGirl is my inaugural NFT artwork as I venture into the SuperRare world, so I’m really pleased to enter with a collaboration piece with the consummate visionary @money_alotta. Inspired by Picasso’s ‘Girl with Mandolin’ (1910) EthGirl began as one of my recent oil paintings and has now been transformed into something altogether dynamic and unique.
Picasso was a creative genius and is undeniably one of the 20th century’s greatest innovators. He was a risk taker with an adept ability to see the world in entirely original and captivating ways. Picasso epitomized this new, digital art movement; fast paced, provocative and unapologetic and EthGirl aims to capture and exemplify this great artist’s avant-garde attitude towards art and life. Watch this space. This is just the beginning.