FAN3 is proud to announce their upcoming collaboration on Nifty Gateway with Iranian artist Amir Karimian, going live on Wednesday the 15th of March. This is Amir’s second drop on Nifty Gateway as he featured in FAN3’s first GEN3 drop in November 2022 as one of the 11 talented artists in their Emerging Artist Grant program. Amir Karimian is an independent graphic designer and visual artist who lives and works in Iran. He studied graphic design and is currently a university lecturer. His inspiration sources are natural phenomena and daily life. He uses visual factors to transform external realities into his artwork. He tries to challenge validity with his characters and experiences the world beyond reality. His works are formed under the influence of nature and sensitivity to the phenomena and events around him, his visual expression has a different approach from other artists.
One of the factors shifting the boundaries of art in the contemporary era is technology. Technology is a powerful tool to express the thoughts and ideas of artists. The artworks in the digital world are the result of connecting the artist’s mentalities and emotions with modern tools. In Amir’s practices, he pays special attention to discovering the capabilities of digital art in the platform of NFTs. Still, he also tries to take advantage of the capabilities of non-digital arts such as painting, sculpture, animation, and music to challenge the boundaries of image. In the upcoming project titled “ID”, Amir depicts several different human feelings through the visual branches of portraits using the capabilities of digital art. Each work has its own characteristics and each one is a representation of the complex dimensions of people’s thoughts. Depicting the deeper layers of the human head as the centre of thinking and feeling, along with the issue of time, is the main atmosphere of these works. Through this series, an audience experiences different feelings of humans through their feelings/motions and may identify with one in particular.
Portrait is the most basic distinction between people, the portraits presented are of special importance due to their unparalleled flexibility in representing inner states and their relationship with human identity. In this context, each piece of this project is a conflict between appearance and concealment, revealing and concealing, visible and hidden. They are a self portrait. ID collection features 8 pieces:
Dream: Open Edition – 48 Hours
Scramble: 1/1 Auction – 24 Hours
Riot: FCFS – 5 Editions
Affliction: FCFS – 5 Editions
Predicament: Ranked Auction – 3 Editions
Isolation: Ranked Auction – 3 Editions
Mask: A special reward for the highest successful bidders over $100, of Predicament and Isolation.
Shelter: $1 Drawing – 30 Editions. Eligible to Communi3 membership holders and owners of Amir’s NFTs.
Make sure to set your reminders and check out ID Collection on Nifty Gateway:
Drop Page: https://www.niftygateway.com/collections/idcollectionfan3
Open Edition: https://www.niftygateway.com/collections/idcollection2fan3