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Ilan Katin

Ilan Katin
by Judith Seipold
We first recognized ilan while browsing KnownOrigin.io. His artworks are very different from what is stylistic ruling these days. Incentive enough for us to invite ilan to give some insights into his work and activities on the blockchain!

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

Ilan Katin

What is your professional background and career?

I studied art and have worked in a lot of different areas related to computer graphics.

Please give a short statement about yourself, your work, your art, 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 create artwork on a daily basis. The material from this ritual of creation allows for a thick and rich compost of ideas and concepts that emerge in the process of assembling the materials together. The common thread of my work throughout the years has been to capture and transform the essence of my drawings. Being able to put some of this work on the blockchain has exposed this work to a new audience and somewhat flowed back to the ideas that I am working with.

Which is your medium?

Acrylic on paper or wood.

How would you describe your art?

My work is mostly non-objective, non-figurative or abstract. I have been in that 'space' for a long time now, although I do some sticker designs for disseminating what I consider to be positive incantations.

Which artworks, artists and styles do you admire the most, and which shaped you the most?

It's hard to say exactly. But usually music has the strongest influence on me.

One of your recent artworks

URL to one of your artworks you love most.

What led you to the blockchain?

A combination of curiosity and commerce.

Since when are you active in the crypto space?

Must have been November 2018.

What is your contribution to the blockchainart, cryptocollectibles and NFT field?

For the moment I think of myself as an 'end user'. But I can expand on that somewhat. I have been through several 'tech trends'. Blockchain to me seems like another one. As long as there are human beings there will be art. I am not 100% sure (nor is anybody for that matter) that blockchain will outlive art. Perhaps that's obvious. Sometimes I get the impression that it is not so I am taking the liberty of stating that here. But stating this is not to belittle the impact that this technology has had for some of us who have jumped in early, although I have to say that I consider myself a latecomer.


For me the experience of 'putting art on the blockchain' has had three positive effects:


a) I have been able earn some money that allows me to cover some basic necessities, which leads to b) That I am working a bit harder to develop my work in a way that I always wanted to and c) probably more importantly and oft overlooked is that I have met some like minded people. I can't tell you how much I value this small group of people even though I have never met them face to face. I guess I am contributing to the movement by being a part of it in this way.

Which tools do you use to create your blockchainart?

Dada.NYC, Photoshop, Procreate, Cinema4D, Blender and After Effects.

By using which tools do you tokenize your artworks?

I tokenize on SuperRare, KnownOrigin, MakersPlace and contribute to Dada.NYC

Further info you'd like to provide re the creation process?

The less I think before and while I am doing something the more easily the work emerges.

On which platforms and dApps are your contents available?

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