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.
Portraits are such a beautiful and arduous undertaking, requesting that an artist manage to capture the subject itself while simultaneously invoking an element of the figurative. @tiffatronn manages to toe this line masterfully, producing works that are both personal and eccentric; the kaleidoscopic portrains, which often include vastly disparate colorful imagery, always maintain a focus on an ever-present subject. We caught up with the digital artist ("digital paint with an analog heart") to hear a bit about her work and trajectory so far.
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ONE37pm: How has your artist journey changed since joining NFTs? How did you start?
Tiffatronn: I've always been an artist, I've always made art in some form, but my professional background is in graphic design and art direction. For the years leading up to discovering NFTs, I was freelancing as a designer and art director, working with both smaller creative businesses independently, contracting with an agency to work on accounts for larger global brands. I was also running my own product-based business. It was a really interesting mix; I learned a lot in those roles, but I've always wanted to be a full-time artist. NFTs have given me the opportunity to take on less client work and pursue my art full-time. It's been an amazing 1.5 years in the NFT space so far, I feel like I've found my home. I can't wait to see what the future brings (I'm also excited to see how I can bring more of my past skill set into the space).
ONE37pm: Do you prefer physical or digital?
Tiffatronn: I love playing with traditional mediums, and may do more of that in future, but for now my work is 100% digitally created, all hand-drawn with an apple pencil or wacom pen. That said, I have some ideas for bringing physical objects into what I'm doing this year, which I'm really excited about.
ONE37pm: How would you describe your art style?
Tiffatronn: Always hard describing your own work, but I'd say expressive, figurative, emotive. I recently came up with the line 'digital paint with an analog heart' - I feel this sums up my style pretty well. I often get asked if my work is digital or traditional as the textures and expressive abstract mark-making can sometimes feel like it was created with 'real' paint.
ONE37pm: Who or what are some of your biggest inspirations?
Tiffatronn: I'm inspired by people who are doing great things + are freely sharing information because they want to see others succeed too. That's the kind of big-picture energy I admire and relate to. In terms of art, I try to look outside the usual bubble for inspiration. I have a lot of art books, both historical and contemporary, but I also draw a lot on my own personal experiences, thoughts and emotions.
ONE37pm: What is your favorite piece?
Tiffatronn: My personal favorite piece of my own work changes all the time, but right now probably 'A Culmination Of Epiphanies', owned by Tyler Hobbs. There's a great story behind Tyler collecting it (we connected when he bid on a different piece) plus I just really feel like that piece perfectly captures the essence of my work + what I'm trying to say.