NFTs: Beyond the Hype – BitBasel at G Gallery NYC Oct. 2022

NFTs: Beyond the Hype – BitBasel at G Gallery NYC Oct. 2022

An evening to learn how blockchain and NFTs are transforming art & industry.

Featuring artwork from Sandy Cohen and Marjan Moghaddam, talks from Satoshi’s Closet founder Michael Pastko and BitBasel founder Scott Spiegel, and a panel discussion with the artists, web3 attorney Charles Slamowitz, and Unlock Protocol VP Growth & Partnerships, Patrick Workman. Hosted by G Gallery & Geometria.

Sandy Cohen is a Hamptons based artist, born in Israel and raised in New York City. Her works of art are exhibited in galleries internationally and can be found in the private collections of several Royal families as well as celebrities and other high profile collectors such as the Stern family (NYU School of Business). Cohen’s art has been featured in numerous publications as well as in a museum in South America (Museo Casa Del Arte Y La Cultura De Santa Fe in Medellin, Colombia) . She enjoys using childhood pop culture iconography in combination with adult themes in her pieces. Her works are rich in stories and often evoke strong emotions by the viewer. Sandy’s other successful projects include her limited edition apparel and more recently her delve into the metaverse with her collections of NFTs.

Marjan Moghaddam is a pioneering and award-winning digital artist and animator who is actively engaged in redefining form for digital painting as still, animated, interactive, avateered and virtual reality compositions. Her work explores artistic, political, cultural, and philosophical disruptions ushered in by the Technological and the Anthropocene. Using feature film grade 3d CG with motion capture of improvised performance, since 2008 she has been creating cinematic and fantastic virtual worlds populated by her signature digital bodies. These bodies are sometimes machined, organic, hybrid, or energy-based, as disrupted and discontinuous figures representing our hybrid virtual and physical lives. These scenes and figures are akin to cinematic paintings with video game aesthetics and special effects for the Post Digital age. Marjan’s projects also include embedded writings blending personal narratives with global ones, mixing prose, poetry, and social media style text. Some of these writings include her own experiences of living through the 1979 Islamic revolution in her country of origin Iran, as a historic locus for political upheavals in our world today. Her mastery as a highly skilled 3d CG artist is evident in her spectacular large format prints and visually stunning animations, in the service of meaningful and deeply profound narratives about the cataclysmic nature of our times and Humanity.

“Marjan’s work is distinctive—her digital style is instantly recognizable and already an icon of the NFT art space. This is the definition of digital art as fine art.” – White Wall Art