Sushiverse collaborates with NFT Art Prodigy Laya Mathikshara
NFTs are the latest booming ecosystem to emerge leveraging blockchain technology. They have breathed new life into the digital art space, as artists are empowered by instant connection to a global audience and ease of distributing works as well as ongoing earnings, while collectors benefit from blockchain tech enabling verification of authenticity, ability to transfer ownership and potential for appreciation. Never before has art been able to be so easily and rapidly shared on a global scale. Artists are making NFTs a core part of their business model while emerging talent blossoms.
Laya Mathikshara is a 14-year-old prodigious artist based in Chennai who has built a global following for her exceptional digital artwork, some of which have sold for incredible prices.
When the COVID-19 lockdown began, Mathikshara was searching for hobbies and turned to learn programming languages, eventually combining her passion for art and coding together to create NFTs. She sold her first NFT creation in May earlier this year and since then, has created multiple collections which have earned her worldwide acclaim and positioned her as one of the top artists in the NFT space.
The team behind Sushiverse, a popular NFT project, spotted Mathikshara’s incredible artwork and immediately envisioned a collaboration given the strong creative alignment between Sushiverse and Mathikshara’s talents. While Sushiverse has built its project around a gaming metaverse, the team is also highly passionate about supporting upcoming artists and giving back to their community by way of exposure to valuable art.
With this collaboration, Mathikshara had complete freedom to explore and create a limited-edition collection inspired by Sushiverse’s original generative art collection named “Gen Ichi”.
Details about the ‘Sushiverse x Laya Mathikshara’ collaboration
As per Sushiverse’s official announcement, Mathikshara has designed a limited-edition collection of 100 pieces, made up of 3 unique artworks. Each of the 3 unique pieces will be duplicated to make up 100 pieces but will not be duplicated in the same proportions, making some pieces rarer than others. The artworks are 3D, animated and are Mathikshara’s interpretation of very sleek, hypnotic, alien-style Sushi characters.
Mathikshara’s creations will be an ‘early Christmas present’ for Sushiverse’s loyal community members. From late November to December, those who hold a piece of Sushiverse’s Gen Ichi collection will have the chance to win an airdrop from the ‘Sushiverse x Laya Mathikshara’ collection by participating in a series of puzzles.
NFTs have not only become the hottest ticket for artists to sell their work but also have a great deal of resale value. For an artist with Mathikshara’s profile, an NFT of her work will be immensely valuable for whoever holds it. Since she entered the world of NFTs in May 2021, she has sold her works for thousands on top platforms like Foundation and Wazir X. Her short film ‘Gratitude’ was minted on WazirX and screened at the 16th Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival in July. Most recently, she also created a typography and animation work that pays tribute to COVID-19 warriors, which was screened in theatres in New York City for the All-American High School Film Festival last month.
Her rise to success has been swift and fascinating, not unlike the rise of NFTs as a whole and with this new collaboration, her profile is bound to rise even more.
NFTs into the Future
It is sometimes challenging to keep up with the rapid pace of change and development in the blockchain space, particularly for NFTs. However, there is no doubt NFTs have revolutionised the digital art space and enabled the global art community to flourish.
In the case of artists like Mathikshara, she has been able to sell her work to a wider audience virtually, even in the midst of a global pandemic. For the fans of these creatives, they are able to not only own pieces from their favourite artists but potentially profit through reselling.
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