Léo Caillard, born in 1985, is a French artist who joined the NFT world in 2021. His works are part of one of the largest NFT collections in France and have been sold at auctions such as at Fauve Paris last March.
He belongs to the new generation of artists for whom technology is a source of inspiration but also a way to rethink our future. By mixing different eras and anachronisms, he encourages us to reflect on the present in relation to our past.
After having been exhibited at the Grand Palais during the “Artists and Robots” exhibition with her work “Judith” and alongside the greatest artists such as Orlan, Catherine IKAM has established herself as one of the pioneers in the field of video and the virtual image.
Her first series of NFTs, Quantum Portraits, represents portraits produced by the movement of a multitude of particles, attracting or distancing themselves, in order to create or conceal faces.
Li Chevalier, a French-Chinese artist, has started a journey of exploration in ink painting. She has been exhibited at major contemporary art fairs such as Art Basel Miami and TEFAF in Maastricht. Two major paintings by the artist have been in the collection of the French Embassy in China since 2011, alongside works by Zao Wouki.
Li Chevalier creates his first NFT work for the Neoart platform. Flying Soul reflects Li’s relationship with the world of music. It is an immersive multimedia installation that focuses on the expressive power of a transdisciplinary work that combines the visible and the audible.
Shaka is interested in the field of light and infrared waves, by interpreting their behaviour he imagines how they redesign the body in movement to deliver a pre-retinal version. He seeks to depict an invisible, impalpable world to reveal its poetry and humanity. Stripped of their flesh, robotized, the bodies are alive thanks to the graphic energy that characterizes them.
Each of the works presented in NFT includes a final (complete) version and its 6 segmented versions, composed only of certain colours. Let’s call it a surgical operation of light.
Gallery 208 is launching a new collaboration with NeoArt, an NFT platform developed between Paris and Singapore, which is online since April 26. Solicited on this new project, the gallery intervenes as exclusive curator on the choice of the artists and the galleries which will be presented there.
The particularity of this new platform, under the impulse of its curator, Patricia Chicheportiche is the presentation of NFT works by established or emerging contemporary artists already recognized on the so-called “classical” art market and present in international institutions.
The selection of works presented on the platform is therefore in line with the continuity of their “physical” work through the NFTs which are either creations of original works, multiples or fragmented parts of a global work.
The inaugural exhibition, Beyond the body, will present a first series of 4 artists who, as the title indicates, propose different reflections on the representation of the body in contemporary art.
Catherine Ikam, artist precursor in the 80’s of artificial intelligence, proposes a multiple in 8 copies of Yun and 16 copies of Judith.
The urban artist Shaka will present 24 original NFTs, composed of 4 works proposed in complete version or in six fragments.
The artist Leo Caillard will present 2 unique works. Leo Caillard, born in 1985, is a French artist who entered the world of NFTs in 2021.
Li Chevalier creates his first NFT work for the Neoart platform. Flying Soul evokes Li’s relationship with the musical world. It is an immersive multimedia installation that focuses on the expressive power of a transdisciplinary work that combines the visible and the audible.
A new approach to this new market of “digital” art which is aimed at collectors who are curious to discover it and who wish to be reassured by the notoriety of the artists, as much as by the proposal of perennial and accessible works.
Through the selection proposed by gallery 208, NeoArt also offers galleries the opportunity to represent their artists, unlike platforms such as Opensea or Superare which directly address artists who produce NFTs independently.
Today we can see the exponential development of this new kind of art market, which is rallying many institutions to its cause. Thus we can see that museums are becoming more and more interested in it, and many projects are being developed with the British Museum or the Pinacoteca de Brera. Gallery 208 is in contact with international institutions for the development of projects related to NFTs.
The NFT “non-fungible token” is actually a digital certificate that allows to know the owner of a work thanks to the blockchain technology. When you buy an NFT, the blockchain records your name as the owner of the work. The provenance of a work of art being difficult to know, the blockchain intervenes to bring more transparency to the art market.
Our goal with this platform? To accompany our future collectors in the understanding of NFT and in the creation of their wallet.