Welcome to my 18th Cosmic Convos! This week’s artist is one I comply with since I began my NFT journey. Moreover being an incredible artist, she’s additionally a superb wordsmith. She evokes me and plenty of of others on daily basis with the gorgeous phrases she writes on her Twitter.
She says that others join together with her work as a result of it feels actual and genuine. I couldn’t have phrased it any higher myself. That is precisely the rationale I began following her journey carefully, the authenticity flows by her work. It was an honor to have gotten to know her higher by this interview and I hope it’s going to resonate with lots of you. Now let’s journey into the world of Rebellicca with me!
Rei: Hello Rebellicca, I actually love your title and all the time questioned if it’s your actual title, haha! You additionally claimed all of the usernames on completely different socials which you virtually by no means see!
Rebellicca: Hello Rei, thanks for the praise! ‘Rebellicca’ is my artist title but it surely doesn’t comprise any references to my actual title. It’s derived from ‘insurgent’. I selected it as a result of pals name me ‘insurgent’ and I really like strong-willed dreamers unafraid to dwell life by their very own guidelines. I attempt to do the identical as a lot as potential.
Rei: Are you able to give us a bit of background about your self and the place you’re from?
Rebellicca: I often choose to let my artwork and poetry inform my story. So that is really the primary time that I speak about myself extra immediately. I’ve been dwelling within the Netherlands for nearly twenty years however I used to be born in Bulgaria. I grew up in suburban Sofia within the years after the autumn of the Berlin Wall and the tip of Communism. It was each unusual and interesting to expertise how this historic occasion formed my era.
As youngsters, we’re eager observers and naturally sense each magic and rigidity. The 90s on the Balkans provided a beneficiant combination of each: newly discovered freedom, chance but additionally violence and disaster. I imagine this publicity to stark contrasts enhanced my skill to watch, really feel and assume in another way. In a while, my path took me to the Netherlands the place I studied and subsequently relocated completely.
New and hard challenges adopted. You study what you’re actually product of when you end up immersed in a completely new actuality, a brand new language and a brand new tradition. All of us naturally need to really feel we belong however not all of us are supposed to or can slot in even when actuality insists we must always. I usually discover myself questioning the place and what house is. It has change into a sense quite than a location.
Expat life has had a profound affect upon my understanding of humanness, relationships between individuals, prejudice and conflicting world views. That is most likely the rationale why themes comparable to freedom, id, love and connection are so strongly current in each my artwork and my writing.
Rei: Are you able to inform me when and the way did you begin making artwork? Did your type evolve through the years?
Rebellicca: I keep in mind falling in love with artwork, music and poetry at an early age. My mother would take me to museums, piano live shows and poetry readings. I felt strongly that this was my world and I observed my thoughts felt equally snug with phrases, photographs and sound, stubbornly refusing to decide on between them. I’d play the piano after I was completely happy, I’d draw after I felt I couldn’t ask or say issues, and I’d write after I wished to grasp myself or the world higher.
Sensible circumstances made me deviate from this path and I ended up in company consulting, in the meantime doing artwork on the facet. Amazingly, it was additionally my mother who predicted that I would go away the enterprise world and return absolutely to my inventive core a decade later, which is precisely what occurred.
Exterior the area, I’ve completed numerous summary expressionist items, all of them bodily work offered privately. Once I found the chances of digital artwork, I used to be drawn to it because it allowed me to precise myself absolutely by integrating completely different media right into a single paintings. My latest piece is my first rendered paintings made in C4D as a part of my rich-media poetry sequence. I hope it reveals a brand new facet of me and a little bit of my inventive evolution.
Rei: Moreover being a multi-media artist you’re additionally a superb wordsmith. I all the time get actually impressed by your stunning day by day tweets. Are you able to inform me extra about this ardour of yours?
Rebellicca: Thanks for this wonderful praise, Rei. When you concentrate on it, half of the metaverse is definitely comprised of feelings, concepts and ideas communicated by sequences of textual content we learn on screens. Phrases are extremely highly effective of their skill to form and shift realities.
For some cause, I occur to have this magical reference to language that enables me to play with them. It feels as in the event that they want to share all of their secrets and techniques with me, so I merely hear and comply with their lead. The identical occurs after I write primarily based on an paintings. I stick with the piece till it ‘speaks’ to me. If I join with it, the traces circulate effortlessly, usually inside minutes. My day by day posts may be seen as excerpts from a journal of awakening.
Generally, they replicate moods and emotions. Different instances, they function little reminders of what’s vital amidst the dizziness of life. It by no means ceases to amaze me how many individuals learn them and resonate with them, although. I’m usually instructed my phrases are liberating, confronting however troublesome to disregard. This all the time humbles me as there’s most likely no larger present than including one thing useful to the journey of one other whereas dwelling your individual reality.
Rei: What are particular sources of inspiration so that you can create your artwork?
Rebellicca: My most intuitive reply can be lived expertise, uncooked emotion, desires and philosophy. On this sense, my creations attempt to seize moments and longings in a method that preserves their depth. I imagine others join with what I create as a result of they really feel it is rather actual and genuine.
In terms of poetry, I additionally discover inspiration within the creations of different artists from the area. Listed below are just a few them: Moteh, Archan Nair, Ronald Ong, Raphaël Erba, Anna Zhukovska, Invoice Elis, Zhuk.
Archan and Moteh are the 2 artists for whom I’ve written essentially the most. Fascination with the metaphysical and consciousness is what connects me to Archan. His artwork has that vibrant high quality to it which triggers my creativeness and makes me need to reply to it by poetry.
He has been an awesome inspiration and is the primary artist whom I had the consideration to fulfill on the blockchain poetically. Once I wrote the poetry for his piece ‘Quarantine’, its collector reached out personally to tell us the symbiosis between the visible and the poetry made the work really feel immortal to him. Such moments show how highly effective the connection between artists may be.
But essentially the most extraordinary and intense connection is the one I share with Moteh. The synergy between our feelings, imaginative and prescient and inventive expression is so placing that many collectors and different artists insist we should know one another effectively in actual life to be able to create such concord collectively. They usually ask if we’re the inspiration behind one another’s work. And whereas we do encourage one another immensely, we’ve got really by no means met. We by no means focus on a bit or its poetics prematurely both.
Our chemistry is there as a result of we communicate precisely the identical language in artwork and really feel one another’s presence on a really deep stage. If there’s magic on this area made uniquely potential by artwork, Moteh and I are the dwelling proof of it. 2022 would possibly see this magic unfold additional, so control each our feeds!
Rei: How lengthy do you’re employed on artwork on daily basis and the way precisely does this course of work?
Rebellicca: I don’t actually have a structured course of. I usually start with little or no, typically a phrase, an idea or perhaps a hunch that I really feel I must discover additional. At different instances, I see the entire piece accomplished in my thoughts and attempt to reverse engineer it. I’m going the place my creativeness takes me and select to belief its steering. This holds true for each poetics and visible artwork.
Rei: I do know your completely different collections are all impressed by sure ideas. Do you need to convey a sure message together with your particular person artwork items or collections?
Rebellicca: You possibly can say that my artwork gravitates strongly across the theme of connection, each emotionally and philosophically. I’m significantly intrigued by how the presence of others in our life transforms it and permits us to evolve.
Love, in all of its expressions, is one thing that fascinates me and I ponder it usually in my creations alongside freedom, belonging, consciousness and time. If there can be a message behind my physique of labor, I’d say it’s: Artwork is a time capsule for feelings, it thrives on connection and is ready to transcend the tenets of bodily actuality.
Rei: Are you able to inform us how and whenever you bought into NFTs and the way do you want this journey to date?
Rebellicca: I joined the area in Could 2021. I knew about cryptocurrencies and blockchain know-how but it surely was by Jack Butcher that I discovered about NFTs. 9 hours after I minted my first piece, it was collected by the founding father of Kraken – Jesse Powell. Thrilling months adopted. I made new pals and bought to put in writing for among the most sensible artists within the area.
I’m honored to have my poetry complement the work of Archan Nair, Ronald Ong, Raphael Erba and Morten Lasskogen on the blockchain and be a part of their collections as effectively. And I couldn’t be extra grateful that my visible artwork has discovered residence within the collections of wonderful souls comparable to Man Norcal, cryptolander, Hazel Pow, and thousandbtc. I’m at present utterly offered out.
Rei: What are your objectives that you simply need to obtain within the NFT area?
Rebellicca: I sort of overdosed on objectives prior to now. So these days I merely select to belief the sensation that I’m on the fitting path. Artwork is my life and I really feel blessed to create. If I had one want, it might be to create artwork/poetry that’s unforgettable, touches souls deeply and may stand the check of time. The whole lot else is secondary to this.
Rei: The place do you assume the NFT area will go within the subsequent few years?
Rebellicca: That’s an enormous query! Based mostly on my (restricted) observations, I count on established artists to transition to completely minting from contracts immediately on their very own web sites quite than sharing charges with a platform, as they’ve publicity and revel in collectors’ belief.
Rising artists will most likely proceed to mint on platforms that target a selected area of interest/type and so on. Because the area attracts new expertise, sturdy presence locally and constructing relationship with collectors shall be extra vital than ever.
VR shall be used on a a lot bigger scale because the know-how behind it matures to supply an immersive expertise to viewers, making the contact with artwork much more distinctive each when it comes to notion and participation. The metaverse is already welcoming gamification methods with ‘play-to-earn’ fashions and utility associated to the collectible pfp initiatives, which I feel shall be defining for the pfp panorama within the coming years.
Rei: Lastly, the place can individuals discover extra about you and your artwork?
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