Understanding metamorphic: a meeting of nature, life and technology – 71Bait

NFTs represent unique ownership encoded on the blockchain. However, the uniqueness in terms of value of the NFT is decided by the community.

PFP-NFT projects like CryptoPunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club have been the leading arts-related projects in the Web3 space so far. PFPs typically express community, anonymity, and rebellion. The hallmark of this type of NFT is their ability to integrate the power of the community through marketing and celebrity endorsement to propel NFTs to high levels of prestige in the trading market.

Aside from the PFP projects, there is a growing demand and fascination for artist-led NFT collections. Artists create their own universes, bringing together their own unique concepts, mediums and styles. Traditional artist communities often only come together for brief moments, confined to the auction room or art gallery.

A sought-after Chinese artist, Huang Yuxing explores nature and life through color and minerals. Now he’s venturing into NFTs, creating digital artworks with the same vision and style as his paintings. Will Huang Yuxing’s digital works get more recognition?

Huang explains, “Meta-morphic is my first generative NFT project. This new medium allows for a new way of exploring recurring motifs in my work – minerals, bubbles and rivers – and the themes of nature and time that are hallmarks of my artistic journey.”

Huang Yuxing was born in 1975 and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2000. His most recent auction was at Christie’s, where his work Seven Treasure Pines sold for HK$64.8 million (US$8.3 million), more than 13 times its highest auction record for a work by a Chinese born after 1970 artist.

Huang Yuxing, Seven Treasure Pines, 2019

Huang Yuxing’s style refers to traditional Chinese landscape painting, which he creates in an almost abstract, ultra-modern and intense color. He invites the viewer into his imagined universe.

解读曜变之石(NFT):一场自然、生命与科技的碰撞

In 2021, Huang Yuxing was also ranked among the top 3 artists in China art market in 2021, with revenue exceeding RMB 100 million.

解读曜变之石(NFT):一场自然、生命与科技的碰撞

Huang Yuxing openly shares his enthusiasm for digital art and NFTs: “The field of digital art is a completely new field that I hadn’t entered before, and I got involved out of curiosity. Driven by curiosity about the unknown, I entered this field for the first time.”

When Huang Yuxing talks about his work, it’s not about the mediums he uses, but about his ideas and his creative process – how he creates works of art through his own consciousness and the ideas he wants to convey to his audience.

Huang Yuxing’s NFT collection Meta-morphic genesis serves to share his own consciousness and the power of his artworks more closely. Each NFT collector is left to interpret each NFT accurately – endowed with rich meaning.

Meta-morphic consists of 2,197 mystery boxes containing seven treasures (gems ​​and minerals).

解读曜变之石(NFT):一场自然、生命与科技的碰撞

Metamorphic based on seven mineral treasures Coral, Agate, Pearl, Gold, Silver, Shell and Turquoise. They represent the seven forces of happiness, creativity, health, longevity, purity, protection and wisdom.

Metamorphic is written as “Yao Bian Zhi Shi” in Chinese. Interestingly, the word “yao” itself has the connotation of light, but the sun, moon, and stars can all be called “yao.” The sun, moon, and five stars of fire, water, wood, gold, and earth are also called the “seven yao,” which corresponds perfectly with Huang Yuxing’s seven treasures.

Created from paintings and beyond, the 2,197 metamorphic NFTs are generated through 3D design and encryption algorithms. Each metamorphic NFT is a mineral floating in multidimensional space, with different shapes and connotations. While real minerals will eventually weather, NFTs will immortalize the 2,197 metamorphic NFTs.

解读曜变之石(NFT):一场自然、生命与科技的碰撞

Displaying the visual effect of the metamorphic NFT blind box

The collection begins with gems as they are the focus of Huang Yuxing’s work. The previous chapters see the inclusion of gems, bubbles, rivers and pine trees. Huang sees these elements as directional: “The flow itself points to something else. It contains my initial understanding of life. I understand the treasure in the Treasure series as a kind of wisdom and sense of civilisation. At the same time it breeds many other feelings, for example in religion or politics, it symbolizes power, wealth and the unknown. It can be interpreted as many things and gives people a broader range of interpretation.”

In the Meta-Morphic creation process we can see the process from figurative to abstract and see that even a small stone contains the reflection of the universe. The gems, bubbles, rivers and pine trees are all “meta-images”. From the moment the collector opens the Mystery Box, they have unlocked an artistic conversation with Huang Yuxing.

As Huang Yuxing said, “There are 100 definitions of gemstones in the minds of 100 people, and that’s still a matter of opinion. Each person’s worldview, values, and past growth system are different, and their definition of a gemstone will be different. It all depends on your own definition of a gem.”

The Meta-morphic collection is fully supported by LiveArt. LiveArt’s mission is to connect the art world and Web3 and help more artists, collectors and collaborators experience the power of artworks through a new art medium.

As Marisa Kayyem, LiveArt’s Chief Curator, states, “LiveArt is dedicated to bringing exceptional artists to Web3. Digital art has both thematic and cultural significance. It’s changing the way artists create and collectors collect, and we want to share Huang’s extraordinary vision with our audience in a new way. The Meta-morphic collection does just that.”

What is the biggest difference between the Web3 art platform and the Web2 art platform? For artists, Web3 digital art is a new form of creation, and artworks will have richer expression. With the Web3 art platform, artists will soon be able to make these works available to more collectors. For collectors, collectors of NFT artworks will often form a community, so that art interpretation is no longer lonely, but resonates with the community.

Blockchain plays a key role in this transformation of platform attributes and reconfiguration of relationships – NFT ensures collectors ownership of the corresponding artworks. While it resonates, it also protects each collector’s rights and interests and the value of their collection.

The Meta-Morphic presale will start on September 23, 2022 at LiveArt with a total of 800 blind boxes on offer. Early risers, the LiveArt community, members and others have the opportunity to participate in the pre-sale.

解读曜变之石(NFT):一场自然、生命与科技的碰撞

After the pre-sale, Meta-morphic will be giving away an additional 1,200 Mystery Boxes through a public sale.

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