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1/1 Artist Spotlight: Bhare Studio

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ONE37pm's 1/1 Artist Spotlight is a series that focuses on giving love to 1 of 1 NFT Artists. Whether they're from the traditional art world or just got started in art through web3, we want to highlight and help you get to know those who are up and coming.

A 1/1 NFT is a unique, one-of-a-kind digital collectible where no other exists other than the piece itself.  Each 1/1 collection has a limited amount of editions available, with the number dictated by the artist. We hope to introduce you to talented and incredible people in the NFT space and the reasons they love doing what they do.

Bhare is a first generation Barbadian American abstract artist. Multidisciplinary in his mediums, his main focus is in working with acrylic & oil pastels on canvas.

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Bhare’s work plays on the simple scenes in his everyday life. Romanticizing the ordinary while downplaying the feelings and emotions that make him up as an artist and a person. Positioning himself in art history as a "selfish painter," he creates works that don’t speak to political or social issues. He uses his art to speak on what happens outside the noise of the world, constantly living in his own headspace. He says whether it's something as simple as a roof over the head and good plate of food, every piece is meant to be turned and hung in different ways to gain new insight and impressions on the work as a whole.

His biggest influences are Danny Fox and Claude Monet. Bhare's art is available on Known Origin and Foundation. ONE37pm spoke with Bhare about his favorite works, how we got his start in the NFT space, and what he hopes to accomplish as an artist.

ONE37pm: How has your artistic journey changed since joining NFTs? How did you start? 

Bhare: It’s been a whirlwind so far! I have honestly been able to really take the time to elevate my  artistry. That first initial offer I got on my piece one year ago sent such a shook through my  body. I felt so appreciated as an artist. It gave me all the drive in the world to push myself harder to create even better works. It has help me find doors that aren’t easily opened in the  traditional art world and even find people that connect on different level with me. I would have  never imagined all of this. I start one year ago on Zora after watching some friends start  venturing into NFTs. From there I’ve jumped to FND and KnownOrigin and now finally on SuperRare.  

ONE37pm: Do you prefer physical or digital art? 

Bhare: I will always prefer physical, it was what started it all for me. I do have lots and lots of love for  digital and the vast range of things you can do with it. Since starting with digital works last  year, I’ve invested in multiple art programs and even started dabbling in a bit of animation  work. Though that needs so much more refining.

ONE37pm: How would you describe your art style? 

Bhare: I would describe it as a collect call on a payphone, though let me explain. Every piece I make is a conversation with myself. We talk about fears, dreams, wants, needs, passions and  so much more. Like a collect call you only have a certain amount of minutes to speak, then the  conversation ends. My conversation with the piece ends once I finish the final brushstroke. We  have said all that we need to each other and leave everything out to dry like laundry. I utilize my ever-changing abstract style that has an heavy emphasis on illustrations, words and colors as a  vehicle to drive my conversation into a visual work.  

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ONE37pm: What is your favorite piece? 

Bhare: I would say my “Big Top Outlaws” piece. Manly because it is my most underrated piece. It  marks a shift in how I approach my work in my own opinion. It’s based around one of my  favorite games Red Dead Redemption 2 and in creating the piece as a whole I felt myself  carried into a new world. It feature fun bright colors, cowboys who are clown, dark space and  amazing texture features, like there is so much to love. You would think the artist would go  immediately to something that has an extremely deep meaning but those moments where I feel  my happiest while painting, I treasure those and the work forever. 

ONE37pm: What do you hope to accomplish in the next year? 

Bhare: I hope for 3 things. Showcasing in an auction lot on Sothebys or Christies. Working with interior designers and/or designed furniture. Reaching a new level within the NFT space and making room for others like myself to start their artistic journey.  

ONE37pm: When do you feel the most inspired to create? 

Bhare: Right after watching movies honestly. I get really moved by cinematography, the sounds, and the way it makes me feel. I get immersed and find myself lost in the details of the movie and  every time I say “that the type of feeling I want to evoke in my pieces.” I had watch Train to Busan one night and spent the rest of the night sketching on my iPad in bed. Not because I was low-key scared of the zombies at night hahaha. Other than that really memorable  experiences with family and friends fuels the fire to create even more and color the life around us.

You can follow Bhare on Twitter to stay updated on his upcoming Nifty Gateway drop on August 31.

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