Analog NFT by Todd Koelmel

When I was gathering ideas for the ENAMEL PIN series, I began to see more and more YouTube videos on the booming NFT market and the wild speculation for some of the OG digital artists.

There’s FOMO pressure as an artist to catch this new wave and keep up with the lucky few who saw the wave first.  Many artists flooded into the market to catch the wave but may have compromised on quality and value to achieve speed.  My work always starts out digitally and the satisfaction comes when I convert from digital into real-life oil paintings.  I wanted my first NFT to fit into this pattern.  An analog NFT.  An enamel pin to symbolize the first wave.  A tchotchke.”

Created

2021

Medium

Oil and latex on panel, cellophane

Size

28 x 36 inches

Presentation

Unique Edition of 3

Signed

Yes

Description

Analog NFT by Todd Koelmel

When I was gathering ideas for the ENAMEL PIN series, I began to see more and more YouTube videos on the booming NFT market and the wild speculation for some of the OG digital artists.

There’s FOMO pressure as an artist to catch this new wave and keep up with the lucky few who saw the wave first.  Many artists flooded into the market to catch the wave but may have compromised on quality and value to achieve speed.  My work always starts out digitally and the satisfaction comes when I convert from digital into real-life oil paintings.  I wanted my first NFT to fit into this pattern.  An analog NFT.  An enamel pin to symbolize the first wave.  A tchotchke.”

About Todd Koelmel

Upstate NY artist, Todd Koelmel, enjoys a process that allows a back & forth flow between digital and analog. His surroundings are boiled down and flattened into fresh, digital illustrations that are bold yet simple – nostalgic yet modern. His transformation of digital to analog art incorporates stencils, masking tape, and traditional oil paint laid down in a graphic style.

Todd’s use of hard edges, saturated blocks of color, and chiaroscuro line pays respect to many artists from the long line of art history and continues it with a fresh breath of 21st century air. A wide set of interests allow Todd to overlay his unique filter onto landscapes, portraits, icons, still lifes, typography, abstract work, and video.

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