Internationally known for his large format blurry paintings and LED light text installations in public spaces, Raúl Cordero has successfully merged highly skilled painting and text-based conceptual art throughout his career. Exhibiting in museums and galleries around the world, while establishing a very personal universe that explores the visual manifestation of language that investigates the cognitive links between “looking at” and “reading” art.
Cordero’s sources of information range from quantum physics and everything seen as vibration; to new human realities like the world wide web, and how we see the world through it; or the use of text as a matter of survival nowadays. His work has been labeled by art critics as “post internet contemporary painting”.
As a natural evolution of his way of thinking and working, Cordero is increasingly becoming a blockchain and cryptocurrencies enthusiast. Belonging to his ongoing Binnacle Works Series, Raúl Cordero has created a collection of 7 rare and exclusive pieces for Nifty Gateway, which he named The Binnacle Nifties.
His work can be seen in public collections and museums around the world, including the Musée National D’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (MOCA), The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), The National Museum of Fine Arts, in Cuba; The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK), Belgium; The Atlantic Center for Modern Art (CAAM) and Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano for Contemporary Art (MEIAC) in Spain; among many others.
Cey Adams, a New York City native, emerged from the downtown graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He appeared in the historic 1982 PBS documentary Style Wars which tracks subway graffiti in New York. Adams served as Creative Director for Def Jam Recordings, where he co-founded the Drawing Board, the label’s in-house visual design firm, where he created visual identities, album covers, logos, and advertising campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5, and Jay-Z.
He exhibits, lectures and teaches art workshops at institutions including: The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York University, Temple University, Walker Art Center, MoCA Los Angeles, Pratt Institute, Stanford University, Howard University, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, High Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, among others. He co-authored DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop, published by Harper-Collins; and designed Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, published by Rizzoli.
Adams draws inspiration from 60’s pop art, vintage sign paintings, and comics. His work focuses on themes including pop culture, brand identity, cultural, and community issues. He recently collaborated with IDEO, Apple, Levi's, Foot Locker, Converse, Pabst Blue Ribbon, YouTube, and Google.
Coldie is an award-winning mixed media artist whose stereoscopic 3D art has been featured in national juried art exhibitions, cryptocurrency conferences, and live auctions. His blockchain themed artwork gives a personalized visual representation of the disruptive industry. Coldie is the first artist to tokenize stereoscopic 3D art and photography on the blockchain.
With a focus on stereoscopic 3D, Coldie has been creating experimentally for over 15 years. His stereoscopic 3D artwork has been juried in exhibitions around the world, including Axis Gallery 12th National Juried Exhibition (juror Mat Gleason, founder of Coagula Art Journal), Coldie’s experimentation with depth perception takes on different forms (lenticular, anaglyph, 3D animation) depending on the subject matter.
Coldie has established himself as one of the leading non-fungible tokens (NFTs) artists, creating rare digital tokenized artwork that has been collected worldwide and set sale records. His Decentral Eyes 3D portrait series gives a personalized visual representation of the disruptive industry. Decentralized portraits are created by sourcing 10+ images of each person and recombining into a 3D collage. Works are sold both in digital NFT and physical editions.
More information about Coldie can be found at coldie3d.com