Klarens Malluta

Klarens Malluta Interview

What got you interested in art? Why did you start creating art?

It is hard to say a specific moment that got me interested in art, but I can say that since I was a child, I liked drawing Dragon Ball characters, like most children do I guess. Then I learned about DeviantArt, where digital artists share their work, and this is where I first thought ”I want to do this too”, but more like e fun thing during my free time, since I was around 13 years old around that time. So I started to learn Photoshop and just create photomanipulations when I could. So it was more like a hobby, until 4 years ago, when I started my everyday challenge and I understood that I can make a living from doing what I love.

What kind of program do you use to make your art?

Mostly I use Photoshop and After Effects, but I like to mix everything, so I also use Cinema4D, Daz Studio sometimes, although I don’t consider myself a pro in these softwares.

How long does it take you to finish a piece?

I create something new everyday since 2017, so I have to finish an artwork within 1 day. On average I can say that it takes 2-3 hours, but seeing it from another perspective, I can say that it takes me 3+ years, because every new work, is created based on the experience that I have from previous works. During the years, I have also resources that I use from time to time, so I don’t have to create everything from scratch, whenever I create a new artwork, so this helps me too, to be fast.

What excites you most about selling your work as NFTs?

I am excited about the whole cryptoArt revolution, not just about selling my work as NFTs, because until now, digital art was not considered real art from some people, but seeing all these collectors interested in digital art, makes me happy and I hope that a lot of artists can make a living from this.

 What worries you most about selling your work as NFTs?

Hmm right now I just see positive things about this, so it is difficult to say something that worries me. I hope that this is just the start of the revolution and not something that happens for a few months.

What is your favorite artist of all time?

Hard to answer this question. I don’t want to mention any famous painter just to sound cool, because my art is mostly inspired from art that I see in internet. I can say that I like abstract/trippy/retro art, but I can’t mention one artist, because there are a lot of artists that I love. I guess you can go on my ”following” list on instagram to find some of them.

What is your favorite artwork? And which has been the most challenging artwork?

Usually my favorite artwork is the one that I create ”today” but I don’t like it anymore after a few days. Hard to consider any of them challenging, since these are my personal projects, and I want to have fun doing them and not get stressed. I can say that it is challenging during the days when I don’t have any ideas in mind, and I just have to sit, try new things, create, delete, experiment, until I create something that I am satisfied with.

Where does the concept of your art come from? Have you ever considered changing style or direction?

I don’t think it is related to any specific concept. I like to create things that I think are nice to see, and maybe make you feel something, but usually they don’t have any hidden meaning, or a concept. I am a kinda existentialist person, meaning: I think that we ourselves create the meaning of the world or anything else, so everyone can interpret my piece in different ways, although maybe I didn’t intend to give any meaning at all to it.

I tend to switch my style from time to time, because I get bored if I keep doing the same thing over and over and at the same time I get excited about learning new things. Of course there are things that you can notice on most of my work, like the trippy colors, abstract vibes etc , but I like to evolve by mixing new styles

 What’s been your biggest success so far?

I consider my Nifty Drop, my personal biggest success. I have also done client works that I am proud of, but Nifty Drop was something else, as I was sharing my personal work. No one was telling me to change the background, use another color or ask for 10 revisions. It was cool to see people appreciating my personal art.

Any collaborations with other artists? Musicians, Dj’s?

I like to collaborate with other digital artists for my everydays, so I do that from time. I also like the idea to do a collab on a SuperRare drop, but right now I am just starting myself, so it is more of a future thing to do I guess.

Besides that, there are some plans for some collaborations with some well known musicians, but nothing is 100% sure yet, so I will let you know more when everything is ready.

Which other artists are you keeping an eye on and why?

I am mostly looking forward to see other artist that I admire, join platforms like SuperRare, NiftyGatway, Makersplace etc, because I see so many artists that have great work and still are not part of the cryptoart world.

Holding Ethereum; or do you cash out once you receive the money of the sale? Are you holding Bitcoin?

Right now, I am holding Eth for two reasons: first of all I don’t know yet how to cash it out haha and secondly I see it as an investment, so I want to keep it. Maybe when I have a lot more ETH, I can cash some of them out but I definitely want to keep some, as a way of investment. I don’t have Bitcoins, only ETH.

Where do you see the CryptoArt space in a year’s time?

Honestly I don’t know if I am the right person to make predictions, but I just hope that this will be a revolution for digital art, so it is on the same level as traditional art when it comes to sales/revenue, and I hope that a lot of talented digital artists can make a living from this.

Will CryptoArt replace traditional art?

I hope not, since Traditional Art has existed for so many decades, and of course it has it own unique value. I hope they can both coexist 😀

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