Interview with an artist ENICOLL NFT – Culture NFT
When we started our NFT journey and started building NFT culture, we had no idea that so many artists we admire would eventually become our friends. ENICOLL is an amazing artist who is active in various communities and works hard to make NFT culture thrive. She’s an amazing space ambassador and we’re grateful to finally be able to do an interview with her.
ENICOLL, thank you for accepting the interview! Tell us about yourself, please!
I am a Canadian digital and 3D artist and the founder of Aquaregia Records. I’ve been creating art for as long as I can remember, and I started doing it more professionally when I started my own label in 2015. That’s when I started really dove into the digital realm of art, creating cover art for all releases. I have used a mix of photography, illustration, painting and photoshop, and more recently learned 3D software Blender, this is how I developed my current style which you see in my NFTs .
I’m obsessed with the duality of hard and soft and it shines through in all of my work – both in my personal works that I hit as NFT and in the artistic and musical direction of the label. I often play with the traditionally delicate and feminine subject of flowers, and impose a rigidity and hardness on them through my modeling and my textures.
Currently my work is available on Foundation, Hic and Nunc/Teia and Opensea and I have recently been accepted on two other platforms so I look forward to reaching new collectors there in the near future.
What projects are you currently working on?
My most recent work is a collection called “Pellucid Petals”, available on OpenSea, the latest mints in the series being Nectar and Bordeaux. Pellucid Petals is an ongoing collection of animated glass flowers where each new piece features a unique hand-modeled 3D flower. The works typically feature a monochromatic palette to keep the focus on form and reflections.
The collection will have a maximum of 20 flowers, each with 5 editions available at the primary price of 0.05 ETH. Many thanks to all the collectors who have so far added a Pellucid Petals piece to their collections!
What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend?
Make art all day, then kick back and DJ with friends until morning. Music is where I get the most inspiration from and I’m definitely a night owl, so I like to use those hours to recharge my creativity and get inspired.
One thing you can’t live without?
My computer. I am perfectly happy sitting at my computer for literally every minute of my day. I can do whatever I need to – create art, collect art, and search for music.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Although there are so many new countries I’m dying to travel to, right now the number 1 place I can’t wait to go back to is Berlin. I lived there for just over a year before the pandemic and I miss it so much and my friends from Germany right now. I never thought I would be stuck for so long and desperately need a good night and day in Berghain.
Who are your favorite artists (Non NFT)?
Ernst Haeckel – My favorite artist of all time, who is actually a scientist from the 1800s. He is well known for his illustrations for zoology textbooks, especially in Kunstformen der Natur – they are absolutely gorgeous.
Lawren Harris – Canadian artist and member of the Group of Seven. His works are so memorable to me. Whenever I visited the Art Gallery of Ontario as a child, its mountain landscape paintings were always striking and impressive to me. They were so simple, bold and unforgettable.
Hajime Sorayama – His sexy robots are so epic. I also draw a lot of inspiration from her artwork – the warm femininity of her figures contrasting with the cold, pure metal.
Who is your favorite NFT artist?
Alexis Andre – Alexis is a generative artist living in Japan. His three projects Playground, Void, Messengers and Obicera, on Art Blocks are his absolute favorites. I managed to collect one piece from each collection in “From the Forge”, which I’m thrilled with as it’s my favorite of her palettes.
Femiki – Femiki is a Vancouver-based illustrator and pixel artist. She has a lot of work on HEN as well as some nice 1/1s on FND. Super in love with her style. It’s so unique and I love the subtle dark vibe of his works.
Jason Ebeyer – Jason is my favorite 3D artist. So happy to own a bunch of his Nifty Gateway parts and one of his 1/1 SuperRare. His characters are literal perfection. I love the stylized and exaggerated look he gives them and am obsessed with the uniqueness of his style and the amount of emotion conveyed in the works.
What prompted you to get into NFT art?
How I fell into NFTs was fortuitous and largely through my musical endeavours. I had followed a group of 3D artists and animators while looking for visual artists to work with my label. We ended up ordering a piece from Fvckrender for the label in late 2020, just before NFTs got huge. By following all these artists, I was exposed to the crypto art scene and was fascinated. I had never invested in crypto or anything like that before, but I loved the idea of owning something digital and that’s what prompted me to buy my first NFT in January 2021 , which then catalyzed my addiction to collecting. The pandemic pretty much killed the music industry, with touring being impossible, which meant I had a lot more time to create art, so naturally I started hitting my job. While my collecting journey started on ETH, I actually published my first NFTs on Tezos via HEN. I had an instant connection with HEN as the tight-knit community and underground vibe reflected my roots in the underground techno scene. After a few months of finding my bearings as an artist in the NFT space, I grew and started posting a few tracks on Ethereum.
What is the NFT piece of art you wish you had bought but missed out on?
So many early Art Blocks mints. I have a few simple Squiggles from Snowfro, but if I had been there mint I know I would have slammed the coin slot over and over until I got all my favorite rare – hyper, bold and a nice blur.
Where can collectors find out more about you and your work?
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