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Yuki (Japan)

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

They preferred man-made objects to natural ones. Well-arranged colours, stable materials, flat, smooth surfaces. I felt at ease with these things. In contrast, natural objects are sparsely coloured and unstable in condition. I felt uncomfortable when I touched them because they crumbled or became slimy. When I touch man-made objects, I can feel the history and technology of intelligent life.

1-1  What made you think that?

This is my nature by nature, there is no reason for it. It has already been that way for as long as I can remember.
I preferred to expand my creativity with games, cartoons and playing with blocks rather than playing in nature.
For me, the output of my creativity is as natural as breathing.

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

I like the early works of Tsutomu Nihei. He depicts a world on a scale that is too vast for people to comprehend. I also find the mix of science fiction and goth elements in his early works more appealing. Besides science fiction, I love goth and heavy metal.

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

I liked robots and often copied Gundam and other characters. From there, I started drawing my own original characters and mecha. In my teens, I also started making music and videos, which led to my current style of creating multi media art.

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

The value and importance of civilisation. We believe it is the only way to arrive at the truth of this world.

4-1 What do you think about the relationship between civilization and nature?

Nature and civilisation are completely connected.
For convenience, humans separate natural and man-made objects, but for me both are natural.
Life is a natural occurrence and civilisation is the result of its long-term success.
However, I believe that there are clear conditions for civilisation to emerge.
That is that life leaves something other than offspring for the survival of the species.
Primitive life links the species by leaving behind children who inherit their own DNA.
When it develops a certain degree of intelligence, it passes on objects, knowledge and concepts such as hunting education, nests and migration routes.
This is the beginning of civilisation.
Highly intelligent humans are a development of this, producing and passing on tools such as books, buildings, vehicles and computers to their descendants.
These are a kind of survival strategy, just like other forms of life.
However, they are so different from conventional natural objects that they are categorised as artifacts or civilisations.
I believe that man-made objects and civilisations are thus categories that humans have retrofitted, and that they too are essentially just extensions of natural phenomena.

5. The transcendent world of the future that the Artist shows is powerful and beautiful. And behind the scenes, loneliness seems to be visible from the work. tell us about the world view of art work


It is a very distant future, 10²³ years from now. The world I envision does not already exist in physical space. It operates in non-physical space as a spiritual life form due to the technological development of civilisation. I have named my series based on this worldview projectES.

The world of ES and the life forms that live in it are free from the idea of function and consistency. They do not need the constraints of gravity or even scientific correctness. It is, in other words, the form of the soul itself. Immortality, omniscience and omnipotence have become natural abilities of ordinary people, not of God. A perfect story of perfect life in a perfect civilisation. That is projectES.

6. Why did you start NFT ART?

I have been selling digital artwork since before the NFT became popular. I started because I was attracted by the scarcity of digital art in this context and the emergence of a more artistic market.

7. What is the perception of NFT ART in Japan?

There is a deep division in the perception of NFT ART in Japan.
People who are knowledgeable about virtual currency and art understand and are interested in the creativity, value and scalability of NFT ART.
On the other hand, the proliferation of fraudulent and unbelievable projects claiming to be NFT ART has left many people with a bad image.
Japan has always had a rich digital content industry.
Therefore, some believe that there is little need to go to the trouble of owning digital works through virtual currency.
The position of NFT ART in Japan is still far from mainstream.

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

This is the moment to exchange words with the holder. In the traditional digital content market, artists could not figure out who the buyers were. In the NFT, tokens connect artists and holders.

9. What about the nftart you've actually experienced? Tell me about the good and the bad.

I have been able to interact with many fans and artists through NFT.
Above all, I am happy to be able to put a legitimate value on the digital art that I am putting my all into.
On the other hand, it is a bit distressing to see so many projects with little creativity.

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

With the advent of creative AI tools, simple technical superiority has become less significant. Artists of the future need to be able to lead and invite people into their own worlds, rather than create them.

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