ESCAPE REALITY WITH ART
“I’m really fascinated with this idea of the intersection of art and science, or art and mathematics. Where it’s almost like a puzzle.”
Andre Oshea makes art for people who want to escape reality – and want to build a better future. He does that with incredible animations that have rocked the NFT space and the music industry.
He minted his first NFT in 2021 – and it changed his life. His animated music video NFTs are now part of the collaboration between the GRAMMYs and OneOfNFT.
This Georgia, United States-based artist is fast becoming a household name in the digital art space, crossing over into other industries to bring even more attention to NFTs. He has worked on several high-profile projects with brands such as Netflix and Academy Awards and appeared in documentaries and news promoting web3.
His clients include iconic musician John Legend, the music streaming service TIDAL, the social media platform Snapchat, and the fashion magazine Vogue.
Before NFT days, Andre’s artwork comprised 2d album cover art, logos, illustrations, and social media assets. He knew musicians needed help with graphic design, so he shared his skills with many different bands.
After a month of working in motion design, Andre found that he liked it. So, he went online to look for tutorials on how to make motion graphics with Adobe After Effects. After that, he got his first big 3d job and hasn’t looked back.
“I’m really fascinated with this idea of the intersection of art and science, or art and mathematics. Where it’s almost like a puzzle,” Andre says. “That’s how I see music in the creating process. I love to sample, and I love the mathematical ideas behind it. For instance, if you slowed something down to a certain tempo, but then you also had another layer on top of it at double time.”
His visuals go well with the digital world of the future, where musicians “feel a lot more empowered to create music because of how real and dreamlike it is.” That’s a powerful combo for the future of music and entertainment.