SEALED WITH A KISS
“As an artist, it is also natural to want to give back to your peers; one way to do this is by buying their art.”
From birth, xkiss’s destiny was blatantly clear: to make the world a better place with his art. Born into a creative family, he was always surrounded by music and art. He first dabbled in visual art at the age of 17, creating designs for his tattoo artist friends. He entered the NFT space at the height of the bull market. Before long, he spiraled down a rabbit hole, activating what would become a relentless art addiction.
Dedicating all his time to his artistic pursuits, xkiss brushed up on his blockchain knowledge as best he could. Fearful of losing money, his approach to web3 remains cautious and calculated. Relying on a regular PC and a relatively stable internet connection, xkiss started creating his own pixel art. Admitting that he wasn’t smitten with the results of his efforts at first, his devotion is perpetual. After releasing his genesis drop, a kookie trash can titled ‘Pepe Trash Art,’ Xkiss gained monumental confidence as a creator.
With no formal training under his belt, his blockchain journey consists of as much learning and experimentation as it does creation. “I have been learning so much from YouTube and the internet in general,” he shares. “Sometimes I think I am at a great disadvantage not going to school, but I am proud of the progress I have made – on my own. I am also not overly influenced by anyone, and that is also something positive to remember.”
The lines between artists and collectors are often blurred in the NFT space, where many of the most prominent collectors are also renowned artists. xkiss confirms: “Artists are often also the biggest collectors because they understand the value of the creative process better. As an artist, it is also natural to want to give back to your peers; one way to do this is by buying their art.”
An avid collector, xkiss rates the work of artists such as x0rvault, NounPunks, and Degen Labs as his favorites.