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​GHARLIERA (South Korea)

1. Tell me about something you liked as a child.

 I loved cartoons, games, books, and anything else that was visually stimulating and allowed me to daydream. Among them, Shou Tajima's Mpd-psycho, Kazuhiro Otomo's Akira, Takehiko Inoue's Vegabond, etc. I loved their realistic, detailed, yet delicate drawings.


2. Who is your favorite Artist? (Art, books, games, etc.)

 I've always admired illustrators with great drawings. Katsuya Terada, Shou Tajima, Kinu Nishimura, Kim Jung-ki, and Kazuhiro Otomo are some of the people I've been influenced by.Before becoming an artist, I worked as a game concept artist, and some of my favorite games include Devil May Cry, Gohon, and Bioshock.


3. What was your personal motivation to work on art?

 I chose art because I think it's the most effective way to express myself.


4. What was the subject of the first painting you did as a student, and is it relevant to your work now?

At that time, I admired and copied paintings that were realistic and well-drawn. Kim Jung-ki, Yusuke Murata, Shou Tajima, etc. I was an adolescent at the time, and I thought this kind of serious and realistic work was the coolest. It's still very relevant today.


5. What is the important part you would like to talk about through art work?

  I believe that when opposites meet, the highest beauty is born there, and I work primarily to express that and to show it to the viewing public.


6. When was the first time you realized the beauty that can be revealed through opposites, and what circumstances led you to see it and transform it in your own way?

I'm a cyberpunk artist who draws combinations of machines and humans, most notably in the techniques I use in my work. The beautiful and tender flesh of a girl combined with a cold, detailed, and somewhat grotesque machine, I think this is where opposites meet and beauty is born.

" M.T_HER ", Sep 22, 2021 

7. Why did you start NFT ART?

 I started out as a digital artist, and I thought that NFT ART was a new area that would allow me to experience a lot of things that digital art couldn't, so I saw the possibilities as positive.


8. What about the NFT ART you've experienced in practice? Tell us about the good and the bad

I think it's a way for artists and collectors to communicate and connect more closely.
The downside is that so many factors other than aesthetics determine the fate of the artist and the art.


9. I think running a community has an important point in your art work. Tell us about the reasons and purposes of community management and what impressed you.

 The network allows you to communicate with collectors from all over the world, and you can do a lot of different things with your art.
fan art, secondary creation, merchandising, etc.
Recently, I met with holders in Osaka, Japan, and received very good energy.


10. Have you ever been hacked while proceeding with NFT ART? 

 I once had an expensive Clone X hacked. It was the day of the Clone X event.
In my sleep, I stupidly followed a link to a fake account and clicked on a contract.
I think it is necessary for collectors, project managers, and the ecosystem as a whole to be careful and prevent such things
I think it's necessary for collectors, project managers, and the ecosystem to pay attention to this and prevent it in advance.


11. What is the most memorable moment while doing NFT ART?

 The first time my NFT art sold was the most memorable, I was like, "Wow, this is actually selling.


12. What are your tips for selling NFT ART?

 In the past, the Foundation has auctioned off multiple pieces of artwork, with the highest bidder (character) andthe holder received an additional gift.It actually did what I intended it to do: it sparked competition, and there was an enthusiastic response.


13. What is the perception of NFT ART in South Korea?

 It seems that writers with various personalities are realizing the possibilities of combining technology
and are engaged in various bonding activities.


14. What do you think is the role of an artist today?

 Just as a baker is in the business of making bread and making it available to those who want it, I think of an artist as someone who is in the business of supplying art.


15. I want to know what art you think and the meaning of sharing.

I think it's about fulfilling more than just the five human needs, but also other needs or emotions.

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