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.
Yagamiii, also known as Juan Rosiles, is a Las Vegas based artist best known for his multitude of styles, techniques and applications. He believes in storytelling through art and bringing viewers into the worlds he creates. ONE37pm had the pleasure of asking Yagamiii about his inspirations, goals for the future, and much more.
How has your artist journey changed since joining NFTs? How did you start?
Joining WEB3 in general has been one of the most pivotal points in my art career so far. I’ve been practicing art for almost a decade now and I never felt like a “professional” artist to an extent. I was creating and selling work through websites and social media but joining WEB3/ NFT’s taught me so much about artist rights, provenance and sovereignty. I now manage my work on a higher level. I know my rights to my creations on a more serious level and I’m able to log my process more efficiently.
It’s my first year in NFT’s and I've learned so much about crypto. I was introduced to the space by other artists through Twitter when it was trending around social media in the summer of 2021. Thereafter, I began researching the market and meeting tons of people involved in the markets. I learned about minting, and what that meant for the longevity of my work and how the blockchain can help me track my career. The new technology and concepts enticed me to make it my focus since October 2021. I now focus on digital creations and work primarily through crypto currencies.