Bassil Taleb

Bassil Taleb
by Harry Martin
Bassil Taleb is yet another talented artist to graduate from the VerticalCrypto Art Residency programme. An architect by trade, Taleb embraced Crypto Art to find a home for his geometric generative art experiments, made entirely from his own code. Appearing visually striking with an appreciation of 3D programming, we were delighted to speak to Bassil about his practice:

What is the name by which blockchainart and cryptocollectibles community knows you?

Bassil Taleb.

Which company / institution are you representing?


What is your professional background and career?

As an artist and architect, my professional background encompasses a diverse range of disciplines. I studied at Damascus University, where I honed my skills in architecture. However, my passion for generative art began to take shape during my later years of study.

This fusion of architecture and generative art allowed me to explore personal themes such as relationships, personal image, anxieties, and the experiences of displaced people. I draw inspiration from my architectural background, creating visually complex yet approachable works that provoke thought and bridge the gap between physical form and emotional expression.

Please give a short statement about yourself, your work, your aesthetics, your vision and everything else you want people to know about you as a person active in the blockchainart and cryptocollectibles space.

I strive to push the boundaries of artistic expression and explore the potential of technology in art. My work is rooted in the belief that art has the power to transcend physical limitations and connect people in profound ways. I embrace the possibilities offered by blockchain technology to create unique, verifiable, and immutable digital artworks.

Through my aesthetics, I seek to create visually captivating and conceptually rich pieces that invite viewers to contemplate the intersection of art, technology, and human experience. I am here to participate in era of digital art that combines innovation, inclusivity, and the democratization of creativity.

What is your medium?

My medium primarily revolves around digital art, specifically generative art and abstract geometric art. I utilize code and algorithms as my creative tools, allowing me to create intricate patterns, forms, and animations. Drawing inspiration from mathematical processes, I employ randomness and controlled variations to generate unique and visually captivating compositions.

Through the medium of digital art, I aim to challenge conventional notions of artistic creation and invite viewers to experience art in a dynamic and interactive way.

URL to an artwork you love the most (if any)?

What led you to the blockchain?

I have an innate distrust in authority figures. I'm not sure why. But the concept of decentralization has intrigued me for several years. The term Trustless System sounds very good to my ears. However, I have stayed watching from afar.

In May 2021, and during a transformative personal period, I decided this is the time to engage more deeply and to participate. I liked the idea of NFTs and I came to accept and embrace the concept of digital ownership very quickly specially since I have always seen my works as digital works that need to experienced digitally.

Since when have you been active in the crypto space?

May 2021.

B.A.D. would like to thank Bassil again for his time. A talented creator of the Crypto Art community, we wish him every success for his future projects, creations and collaborations. ☻

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