MARCEL SCHWITTLICK

ONE OF A KIND

“Each piece, which takes nine hours to complete using wax crayon, represents the trajectory of his life and was started during the pandemic.”

Upward Spiral

Marcel Schwittlick is carving a niche for himself in the NFT art world and fuses old and new in his digital generative pieces. Since studying computer science and then art and media in his native Berlin, Marcel has been exploring the engineering side of computers – the clicks, the movement of the cursor, and the record those moves leave behind.

“If you click somewhere and you click again, the movement that you made in between is recorded. So I’m using that as a data source. So it’s almost like behavioral biometrics in a way,” he says.

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“Since that stuff is like line data, the best way to finish the work is to use not a printer but rather a plotter to be native to the data. It just fits.”

Marcel builds, fixes, and restores plotters and has used a custom-made one for his 144-piece ‘Upward Spiral’ collection. Each piece, which takes nine hours to complete using wax crayon, represents the trajectory of his life and was started during the pandemic.

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Marcel also uses code and software that he has developed to create his art which he sells in a unique way. Each NFT is a photo of the art piece which comes with the NFT purchase.

He restricts his interaction with collectors and has made just a few close friends from the web3 community. Of his collectors, he says: “I feel like there’s some kind of trust, but I’m not much of a communicator and I don’t think these collectors are either. We just get it, you know, we feel it.”

His interest in the crypto lies in alternative governance and the sociological aspect and how it’s changing things. He’s also learning about the importance of marketing, saying you have to be smart about that side of the work.

Combining analog and digital, old and new, hard copy and digital, generative art, Marcel is one of a kind.

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