“Art is meant to be consumed by everybody. Only having it for the few doesn’t make sense.”
After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona in 2005 with a BFA degree focused in graphic design, Coldie was an in-house designer for IKEA before becoming an award-winning cover designer for LA Weekly, where he got to experience the best of the art and music culture in Los Angeles. It laid the groundwork for everything that would come next.
In 2007, Coldie began developing his art style at night after working full days at LA Weekly.
His eye for experimental art led him to stereoscopic imaging (a technique for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in a flat image) and 3d graphic design and photography.
An avid music lover, he dreamt of becoming a concert photographer to capture the moments he experienced in the front row of his favorite concerts. His digital 3d magazine ‘Stereo-Man’ gained him photo passes to concerts, including Coachella Music Festival in 2009 and 2010. He recently held an IRL exhibition in London, where he showed previously unseen 3d photographs of bands, including The Flaming Lips, Foals, and MGMT. “I also have the only stereo photos of Chris Cornell and Soundgarden.”
Coldie heard about blockchain on a podcast in 2017. His first NFT purchase was a 3d Glasses Crypto Punk at 0.6 ETH when it was around $100.
He started tokenizing his GIF animations on Rare Art Labs in early 2018. At the same time, Robbie Barrat, the first artist to tokenize on SuperRare, minted 300 tokens he printed for Christie’s infamous 2018 London Tech Summit. Of the 12 remaining tokens, Coldie has one. When VK_Crypto sold his entire collection, Coldie bought as many as he could, including his own genesis artwork.
Coldie’s stereoscopic 3d art, featured in national-juried art exhibitions, major cryptocurrency events, and live auctions, is mesmerizing. He regards the ASYNC artwork ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ as an early opus. His recent series ‘Market Psychology’ on ASYNC sold out in 30 hours. “Art is meant to be consumed by everybody. Only having it for the few doesn’t make sense.”
His ‘Decentral Eyes’ portrait series features the most influential faces in the blockchain industry. In 2021, he collaborated with Snoop Dogg, creating the now-famous ‘Decentral Eyes Dogg.’ In the same year, Coldie opened the VRChat art gallery that houses his ‘Decentral Eyes’ VR portrait series and stereoscopic 3d images in VR.
“My collection is more of a scrapbook of visual memories I have collected from friends over the years.”
Coldie is among the crypto artists most appreciated by collectors. He also reinvests significant portions of his art sales into other digital artists.