TokenEditions proudly presents our Collective Drop 02, in collaboration with Pixel Skull Art Collective: a team of art enthusiasts with the mission to liberate the elite art market, creating a bridge between artists and collectors. For this collection, 6 artists were invited to create an artwork that features the Pixel Skull logo, and above all, reflects their personal style. The talented lineup of artists: Alice Lee, Die Goldene Inge, Pavla Zabranska, Philippe Intraligi, Ray Horacek and Simone Brillarelli.
ALICE LEE - "GHOST PARTY"
Alice Lee is a visual artist who was born in Taiwan where she lived until she moved to the United States as a teenager. Her childhood memories from Taiwan and her experiences in the USA enrich her creativity and serve as inspiration for her art and other works. Some of Alice’s primary creation themes include physical and mental challenges, elements of popular culture, and her love of food.
"Ghost Party" is inspired by Alice’s cat Fifi and her love for the spirit and vibrant colors of Halloween. Generally, Alice draws her creative inspiration from everyday happenings in life, specifically dreams and food.
DIE GOLDENE INGE- "INTERPLANETARY DER KAPITAN"
Die Goldene Inge is an NFT artist and photographer based in Germany. Upon entering the NFT space, she set out to give even greater color spectrums to her photographs, and then turn them into short videos with multiple layers and a minimum of 37 individual images. The result is “Saturation Supernova”, the interplanetary space where her Saturation SuperCrew resides. A goal of this collection is to create a space for like-minded individuals standing for equality, diversity & fellowship, and the acceptance of all lifeforms.
"Interplanetary Der Kapitän" is part of Die Goldene Inge’s latest adventure SATURATION SUPERNOVA, in which she explores the limits of the metaverse and works to transform her characters into an Interplanetary SuperCrew, which will reside in her virtual overcolored cosmos far far away - the Saturation Supernova!
To create this artwork, Die Goldene Inge used her camera, LED lights, costume and make-up, Photoshop, love, passion and dedication.
PAVLA ZABRANSKA - "WIP"
Pavla Zábranská is an artist and graphic designer from Prague. She studied graphic design at the Royal Academy of Arts in Den Haag in the Netherlands as well as at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague. Pavla’s graphic works are highly influenced by music due to her earlier organ training at the Prague Conservatory, and she often composes music to incorporate in her graphic and fine arts projects. She’s worked for Studio Hort in Berlin and for Czech television, and is currently collaborating with Korean designer Sera Yong as an illustrator and designers duo PRAOUL. Pavla’s diverse projects have been exhibited globally, at events like Typojanchi (Seoul), Signal festival (Prague), Graphic design festival, (Breda, Netherlands), Brno Biennial of Graphic Design, (Czech republic) FIBER audiovisual network festival, (Amsterdam), and others.
“WIP'' is part of a long creative process where Pavla searches for new forms and shapes to create new visual worlds. She characterizes this piece as an animated composition where each graphic element lives its own happy life. Her main tools included Photoshop and After effects, and herlaptop.
PHILIPPE INTRALIGI - "RAINBOW TILES"
Philippe Intraligi has 20 years experience working with global Fortune 500 companies likeNike, Audi, Pepsi Co., IBM, Adidas Originals, MTV Brazil, Shutterstock, BlackRock, Charles Schwab, VW, FIFA, and many more. His expertise runs from advertising, sportswear, branding, fashion to international markets. He considers himself very fortunate to work with amazing professionals all over the globe, giving him the opportunities to live in Italy, Brazil, China, Germany & the United States. He is currently living and working in NYC.
The Pixel Skull artwork "Rainbow Tiles" gets its inspiration from the diversity of the Pixel Skull Art Collective, connecting creatives from around the globe, building bridges in between cultures and backgrounds, creating a more positive, open and accepting world. The rainbow is a global symbol and stands for a positive outlook toward life.
RAY HORACEK - "I'M NOT HERE"
Ray Horacek studied Fine Arts & Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and 'The Strate School of Design' in Paris. In 2002 he immigrated to Tokyo, and he is currently a member of the Koganecho Artist in Residency program in Yokohama. Focusing largely on portraiture, figurative, and abstraction, he employs a wide range of mediums in his explorations - from drawings, paintings, etchings, and screen prints to photography and digital projects and installations. His research into the relationship between humans and technology has also extended into the design for the body for companies including Puma, Reebok, Sony, and Soundbrenner, and has led him to participate in 25 solo and group exhibitions around the world.
"I'm Not Here" takes its title from the line "I'm not here, this isn't happening" in the song “How to Disappear Completely”, by Radiohead, which has served as a mantra for Ray during difficult times, while having equal power in positive, transcendent situations. Ray says that in the context of digital artwork this piece takes on a new meaning, as the more time we spend in digital and virtual spaces the more we need to ask ourselves the question of where and who we actually are.
The process for creating this work started in VR in Gravity Sketch and was then augmented and developed in the computer in Rhino/Grasshopper, Keyshot, and Premiere Pro.
SIMONE BRILLARELLI - "MEMENTO MORI"
Simone Brillarelli is a visual artist, film director, and a 2d animator who creates videos for companies in the fields of advertising, communications, and music. Originally from Florence, Italy Simone works and lives between Milan and Rome. His artwork is based on a mix of rotoscope and traditional animation, where layers of big brushes, oils and crayons, cut-out shapes, and handwriting all add complexity and a new way to read our reality.
In “Memento Mori”, the Pixel Skull logo morphs into Simone’s signature skull that is often found in his work. His artwork serves as tribute to the Pixel Art Collective and also as a reminder that we all must die, and therefore we all must live! It was created frame by frame using Photoshop, After Effects, and his iPad.