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. We hope to introduce you to talented and incredible people in the NFT space and the reasons they love doing what they do.
Demon Ego is a multimedia artist, also known as "narrator of disasters." All of his pieces are inspired by his desire to create a world-space of my own. His art reflects the answers that he is after about himself. Some of his favorites include monsters, artists working on demons, and everything about the origins and forms of surreal beings. You can find his art on Foundation.
Who or what are some of your biggest inspirations?
DE: The reason I started creating artworks (which I was able to figure out years later) stems from my childhood fears, nightmares, traumas, and my desire to create a world-space of my own. All of this encompasses human nature and the answers I'm after about myself, so my sources of inspiration are things that come up for the same reasons. In other words, everything that I can find an answer in my own mind, anything that can answer my questions inspires me. Horror films, comics, monsters-demons of Japanese Traditional Art and Religious Systems, thrillers and horror novels; monsters, artists working on demons, and everything about the origins and forms of surreal beings are my inspiration.
How has your artist journey changed since joining NFTs? How did you start?
DE: My NFT adventure started in 2021 when I saw the posts of an artist I followed on Instagram. I hadn't heard of it until then (: I researched later and decided that my best place to start at that time would be Tezos. I minted my first NFTs in the Hicetnunc. I can say that my art is now more creative and I’m much more hardworking thanks to Metaverse.
In my 15 years of art adventure, I have created over a thousand works in different media and sizes, but I have never been as productive as in the past year and a half.
Do you prefer physical or digital art?
DE: I need to touch the paper first. I love the richness of digital media, but physical is always my priority. Because I started there, I practiced art in physical for a long time and so I am more in control and more independent there.
How would you describe your art style?
DE: I define myself as a multimedia artist, my works are also have multi-style. Staying in a certain style or media is not for me. That's why, in my latest works, I combine everything that I have tried and loved so far and that I think will add more depth to my art.