Gus Grillasca: meme, cyberpunk and the future in NFT

    Gus Grillasca: meme, cyberpunk and the future in NFT

    Gus Grillasca is one of the 50 artists featured in “CRYPTO ART – Begins”, the first NFT book that tells the history and evolution of Crypto Art

    “CRYPTO ART – Begins” tells the exciting beginnings and evolution of the Crypto Arte through the history and work of 50 of the best artists in the world who contributed to its birth and are still an active part of the present and future of its revolution with their projects NFT

    CRYPTO ART – Begins presenta Gus Grillasca

    Expert in the history of the NFT and blockchain market, Gus Grillasca is an illustrator who has long been producing his art for the Crypto world.

    His works reflect his interest in blockchain, Cyberpunk and memes – all that are strongly characteristic of the digital age.


    Not many know that Crypto Art has a history that starts from 2013 – when artists started producing art connected to the blockchain universe – but even fewer can claim to have witnessed it right away, like Gus Grillasca.

    Biotechnologist, teacher, entrepreneur and illustrator – Grillasca immediately understood how much the NFT market can help artists to earn independently with their work and decided to join it.

    In 2017 the artist launched ArtOlin, an NFT market platform. He is considered a pioneer of Crypto Art in Latin America.


    One of the merits of Crypto Arte is that of having elevated memes to the status of works of art, giving space to that enormous culture that has developed in the most recent phases of the Internet and which has become the most representative creative language of the last. generations.

    Gus Grillasca in his works follows the stylistic canons characteristic of this aesthetic as a trait with a rebellious, Punk and futuristic flavor.

    A work that perfectly sums up the aesthetics of Grillasca is “CORDYCEPTED” (2021). A tech-themed horror story told by an animated Cyberpunk-style NFT.

    A futurist metaphor for the addiction to technology that plagues our time. Grillasca’s “Cordyceps” is a fungus that survives by colonizing the brain of its human host, reduced to the state of a zombie.

    Has technology, like the fungus, colonized our minds making us less alert? The same artist, on SuperRare , leaves us with three questions:

    “Is the technology alive? Are we controlled by it? Have we been “cordycepted”? “


    Eleonora Brizi, curator and founder of Breezy Art , who curated for The NFT Magazine the selection of the 50 artists featured in the book “Crypto Art Begins” writes about Gus Grillasca:

    “In our interview, Gus Grillasca explains how Crypto Art is the first art movement that brought attention to meme aesthetics that wasn’t even on the radar of art galleries before. Crypto Art began somewhere between the meme, futurist and trash art aesthetic ”.

    What are you waiting for? Find out all about the artists of “Crypto Art – Begins”!


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