This is not financial advice. It is insights on what we see in the market and how we, personally, will act accordingly.

This is not financial advice. It is insights on what we see in the market and how we, personally, will act accordingly.

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This is not financial advice. It is insights on what we see in the market and how we, personally, will act accordingly.

This is not financial advice. It is insights on what we see in the market and how we, personally, will act accordingly.

This is not financial advice. It is insights on what we see in the market and how we, personally, will act accordingly.

Xcopy’s Glitchy Animated World

Xcopy is a Neo- Expressionist NFT artist who has the power to draw viewers into his work in a variety of ways. Xcopy is a true leader in the NFT community and inspires aspiring artists. Xcopy is introducing a totally new genre with a fearless attitude. The way he is creating a dance on the canvas is poetic. Xcopy work is colorful and complex and he can transform a simple pattern into bizarre static noise. His work explores underlying themes of death and dystopia. Xcopy’s digital art has influenced many aspiring artists in the NFT world, and there is no doubt his legacy will continue to live on.

His flashing imagery is rich, marvelous and alive. It is exciting, filled with bizarre phenomena, and has a kind of violence and exuberance. The sharp separation between figure and ground creates energy and flatness. Xcopy has created this universe and he is not afraid of having it consumed on your favorite device. He references internet culture and the speedy consumption of images in his work Right- click and Save As guy.  

His color dances and is dense and textured. His provocative approach leaves the room for viewers to freely interpret his art. I believe Xcopy creates work that jumbles abstract expressionism, graffiti and narratives from his personal history. The work is very emotional and provocative. 

Xcopy is creating a strange cast of bizarre, colorful characters. His digital portraits vibrate with glitchy energy and seem to portray a group of sometimes friendly, sometimes aggressive monsters. These monsters thrive in their digital space and evoke cartoon characters or video game creatures. Xcopy is a master of depicting his subjects in an almost raw and brutish manner.

The world he is building feels like a nightmare as it might be illustrated in a children’s book. Though these creatures scream, catch on fire, or loom menacingly, the way he has drawn them is simple and filled with sweet, saturated colors. These monsters do not feel truly dangerous, but an expression of inner distress.

This is especially true of works like Deathless. Deathless depicts many large eyeballs quivering and watching a small skull travel across the bottom of the screen. The eyeballs are stylized and flat, floating in a dark background covered with tiny stars. The way they are animated and drawn, each with a red crown perched on top of them, personifies them. They act like an anxious crowd of people and exist in an odd, dreamlike space. They don’t seem to be actually threatened by the symbol of death that is floating through the space, they are simply watching. Xcopy invites the viewer to enjoy this nonsensical narrative, populated with whimsical characters.

Disruptor reminds me of the way Basquiat embraces flat painting and chunky mark-making. Xcopy combines this traditional language with the language of the digital.

His work is intense and filled with brilliant light. Xcopy deploys the methods of a child but adds a sophisticated touch with monochrome outlines. It is a colorful feast even though he has used a limited color pallet. His work invites the viewer to  think about how digital art can bring different mark-making techniques to flat painting.

In his other work, Bitcoin Protester, Xcopy simplifies form and only depicts essential information so that the viewer must invent the rest with his eye. However, the taunting eyes and mouth are clearly human.  The way he is repeating the color around the canvas allows the viewer’s eye to travel around it. The viewer gets consumed by the work.

Xcopy’s digital paintings allow the viewer to create their own theories about the story he is trying to tell. Xcopy is not leading viewers in any specific direction. He allowed the viewers to create their own conversation and complete the painting with their own thoughts and personal history.I can’t wait to see more of his work because it is so satisfying to look at.