“There is absolutely no shortage of incredible art being made by artists who are not white males. We need to uplift those artists and highlight their work. I really want to see this shift in the NFT space, and I know I’m not alone.”
Space Case (a.k.a. ADHD) became enamored with art at a very young age. Although it was his first love, he took up music full-time after high school, playing in a band – Circa Survive – that ended up signing multiple record deals and touring the world for nearly 2 decades. Art would soon reenter the picture, though, and he had his first solo show in 2012 consisting of acrylic paintings, ink drawings, assemblage, and installations. For the next 8 years or so, music and visual art were equal passions and pursuits.
By the time the pandemic brought the world to an abrupt halt, Space Case was heavily focused on experimenting with various digital art forms. Despite being involved in crypto since 2017 and not prudent by nature, Space Case needed encouragement before joining the NFT world. As a spectator, he witnessed the birth of SuperRare, CryptoPunks, and CryptoKitties but wasn’t quite sure where he could fit in.
Thanks to a final shove in the right direction courtesy of a close friend, Sarah Zucker (a.k.a. The Sarah Show), he joined the space during the final chapter of 2020. Before adopting the moniker ADHD, he dabbled in NFTs as colincirca, releasing his genesis on Known Origin in January 2021. A bit overwhelmed with the mania that hit NFTs that year, he decided to stop minting on Ethereum. Soon after this break, Space Case found the Tezos art community via Hic et Nunc, then OBJKT, which led to an explosion of inspiration and ensuing success.
Roughly a year after entering crypto art, he was onboarded to SuperRare and minted ‘A Magnificent Waste Of Time (Come To Bed)’ in January 2022. As the NFT world continues to evolve, he sees diversity and inclusivity as obvious remaining barriers. He expresses: “I see we are still repeating a lot of the same old problematic standards of the traditional art world in terms of male dominance, white dominance. Yes, there have been changes, but it’s not changing fast enough. There is absolutely no shortage of incredible art being made by artists who are not white males. We need to uplift those artists and highlight their work. I really want to see this shift in the NFT space, and I know I’m not alone.”
Space Case is nevertheless excited about the future. He can’t wait to see to what extent the possibilities for NFTs and digital art will continue to grow and transform – and neither can we!