GAZELL.iO is pleased to announce a unique first of its kind three way partnership with the world’s largest digital marketplace for crypto-collectibles and non-fungible tokens, OpenSea and virtual gallery space/metaverse, Spatial.io. GAZELL.iO took over OpenSea’s gallery on Spatial with an exclusive NFT exhibition, featuring ten GAZELL.iO artists. Following 6 years of GAZELL.iO online residency programme highlighting some of the most forward thinking, established and emerging digital artists, this is the largest commercial online GAZELL.iO exhibition to date, and the first gallery takeover of OpenSea’s first and only virtual gallery space.
The exhibition themes focus on code, AI, generative art, and technological singularity. Artists include; Brendan Dawes, Coldie, Jake Elwes, Oswaldo Erreve, Auriea Harvey, Leo Isikdogan, Alexander Reben, Nye Thompson/ UBERMORGEN, Orkhan Mammadov, and Yassi Mazandi. The artists will present a mixture of new unique works commissioned for the exhibition, historical works, and works from previous GAZELL.iO projects that fall within the theme. The exhibition exemplifies how each of these artists, all from diverse artistic backgrounds, explore different ways of autonomous systems that can create new forms, shapes, ideas, and concepts.
OpenSea is the first and largest marketplace for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, which are digital goods endowed with property rights. Applications for NFTs include collectibles, gaming items, domain names, digital art, and many other items backed by a blockchain. As the underlying technology develops, a growing pool of artists are selling verified, immutable works to art lovers and speculators, and the space as a whole is waking up to the power and potential of decentralized networks and currencies. From SuperRare to Josie to JOY, you can browse and trade NFTs from some of the world’s top crypto artists on OpenSea.
Spatial is the metaverse for culture. Whether on web, mobile, or VR, in Spatial users can customize a virtual space and gather for NFT exhibitions, conferences, lectures, meetups and watch parties. And all it takes is one click to set up your space or join. Spatial was founded in 2016 with the goal of making the world of designing experiences for high-quality 3D collaboration easy and accessible. Spatial is equipped with tools and integrations to make setting up your own space a seamless creative process.
GAZELL.iO was conceived by Gazelli Art House in 2015 to mark the gallery’s commitment to building a market for VR works as a medium. Gazell.io started as a programme of monthly online residencies for artists working in the digital and virtual reality realm and continues to expand to incorporate partnerships and initiatives. In 2020, to celebrate the fifth year anniversary of the successful VR group exhibition series ‘Enter Through the Headset’, the GAZELL.iO VR Library was launched. An evolving selection of curated digital artworks including previous Gazell.io residents is now permanently on view to the public through the installation of two VR headsets in the GAZELL.iO Project Space on Dover Street. The Gazell.io Project Space was created in 2020 to provide a platform for digital artists at a commercial gallery.