A DARK PLACE
“Art should be art, regardless of the medium or the space it is created, traded, or displayed in.”
Skilux’s art haunts… and heals. Incredibly evocative, devoid of a formal art qualification despite a stint at graphic design school, he spent much of his time dabbling in eSports and creating cover art for rap artists.
A blockchain rookie, he entered the NFT space in 2021 and almost immediately began making art, and released his genesis drop ‘personified purgatory’ not long after. Without any exceptions, all of Skilux’s pieces are stark, fervent visualizations of negative life experiences ranging from breakups to depression. He explains, “There is a lot of pain embedded in my art, and I think people can sense it. I hope they do because that is what I want to do: to move people with my art. When I create, it helps me process my trauma and turn it into something beautiful.”
Primarily using black on white, Skilux occasionally incorporates small bursts of color into his art, creating an ethereal visual. Skilux is not a fan of attaching unnecessary labels to his art. He explains why: “I don’t like the term ‘crypto art.’ Art should be art, regardless of the medium or the space it is created, traded, or displayed in. There is no reason for it to have a name and a surname to define what it is. No crypto art, no digital art. Just art.”
Skilux has a very balanced view of AI. He shares, “I have seen artists use it as a tool and do great things with it. My own friends use AI as a referencing tool, an inspiration. I have also seen people use it to generate images and sell them as their own. AI itself is not the problem. How people use it is what determines whether it is a problem or not.”