Artist Bahc Gayeon’s NFT work will be unveiled for the first time at Opensea,
Bahc Gayeon, who presents her work in a variety of mediums such as drawing, sculpture, and installation, has explored the existence of human beings using the indigenous religious culture of Korea as a motif in her work. The materials that artist has used are very closely related to, but gradually disappearing such as traditional shamanism such as rituals, traditional funerals, ceremonies for the dead. The artist has constantly questioned the boundaries and beyond of life. He creates images that go back and forth between life and death, stating that “the longing for eternal freedom and liberation from the obsession with life will be found somewhere beyond death.” The series <Nirvana>, which will be released this time, is a video work that contains ceremonial acts against life that becomes food after living a fierce life. While most of the NFT artworks are created using motion graphics, this series of works using an analog work method provides a meditative experience with vivid, realistic images and the vibrancy that surrounds them. This work is a series that gives a glimpse into the question of human existence from the memory of the artist as a child, witnessing animal slaughter for the feast in the countryside. Curator Susan Cho of The Five Collection said, “In the case of #1 smoke in the Nirvana series, the scent of ceremonies rising from beyond the fish and the soul revolving around life are visualized. It looks like steam from cooked food, but the crisp vitality takes on a cold nature, revealing the gap between life and death. This presents a dilemma for animals on the table.”
The Five Collection, consisting of curators working based on social trends, philosophy, and humanities as well as on understanding of contemporary art, discloses NFT works of artist Bahc Gayeon and many other artists to various Social Network services such as Twitter, and Instagram. The curators are collaborating with professional blockchain developer Pentasquare (https://pentasquare.io/) that provides NFT solutions for safe and accurate minting processes. Communication with The community builders of The Five Collection kindly guides the value of NFT to the prospective collectors, which may be difficult to understand, and provides explanations of works for a deeper understanding through the online exhibition space.
Community Builder of The Five Collection, Cho Hyesu said, “The ‘talking to death’ that Artist Bahc has continued, combined with the characteristics of NFTs that give value to intangible forms, can expand the question of existence and beyond. It remains to be seen what possibilities this has in virtual space.” The Five Collection pays attention to the collection value of NFT art that fully reflects the artist’s intentions, and is conducting activities based on the long-term outlook of the NFT market.
Series from <Nirvana> by Bahc, Gayeon