Canadian painter Holmes: Hybrid NFTs is winning combination

By Raffaele Redi

"I feel that the combination of physical works and NFTs is a winning combination"

A painting by Thrush Holmes inspiring Magnum NFT series                                 
The Canadian painter and NFT artist is about to drop his second series: ‘Magnum’ - Photo: magnum.thrushholmes.com
                                

“All art NFTs may not be art. Anyone can make an NFT and it makes art more accessible. But it should still be good work”. Based in Toronto, Thrush Holmes is firstly a painter and he wants to change the metaverse.

He is approaching NFTs to make his art “more affordable” and is about to drop his second NFT series, on 30 November: a total of ten thousand collectables giving the possibility to the NFT owner to win 24 of his paintings.

“I feel that the combination of physical works and NFTs is a winning combination. Paintings are in my DNA but NFTs do help artists increase their visibility. I will never stop painting, but I like to make my paintings more affordable to the community,” he says exclusively to Currency.com.

His works are estimated to be worth between $10,000 and $20,000 but their value is expected to grow for his next exhibition. The price range of his second drop is between ETH0.1 and ETH0.2 or around $430 and $860.

Thrush Holmes first collection

On the OpenSea platform, Thrush Holmes first NFT collection witnessed an overall trading volume of ETH36 or around $156,000 at the current rate.

His Some Genesis Shit is a collection of 65 one-of-one Cubes NFTs.

“On this occasion, I did some physical cubes as well, and their demand is increasing,” he says.

There is no specific message in his artworks, but he likes to put “a bit of himself” within every piece of art he creates.

“The new work is the best work,” he says. He likes to improvise and show up a “bit of his soul” piece after piece.

The second NFT series, 'Magnum', the hybrid-NFT experience

However, it is with his second ‘Magnum’ series that Holmes turned to hybrid NFTs.

Within each drop, three in total, eight NFTs will have an original physical Thrush Holmes painting associated, while every 33rd NFT minted will receive a physical print an 11" x 17" with a total of 333 prints available.

“The physical experience is what matters to me, and I want to share it with the NFT community,” he says.

Moreover, holders of NFT from the artists will have access to a holder-only MAGNUM gallery event at the Thrush Holmes studio in Toronto with a ‘Meet and Greet’ session.

A limited-edition hardcover book will be offered to holders who own over five pieces from the collection, signed with a personalised message from the artist, while within each of the three drops, 10 NFTs will be animated.

Finally, the owner of the NFT will have a ‘Token Naming’ option, with the ability to generate a new name for their NFT by rolling the dice up to three times per NFT.

“I still feel strange about working digitally, I still have to learn a lot about art digitalisation, however, I want to change this new space,” he says.

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