In Espen Kluge’s NFTs, human and digital meet

    In Espen Kluge’s NFTs, human and digital meet

    Espen Kluge 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 presents Espen Kluge

    Espen Kluge was born as a composer, but he discovered his nature as a visual artist through programming.

    His NFTs are Javascript-generated portraits that express the balance between human and digital of generative art.


    Espen Klugehe is a capable artist to successfully carries on the passion for two disciplines: in fact, he is a composer for television and a digital artist.

    If in creating music he abides by the rules of composition, art is a space where he feels free to test the expansion of the boundaries of visual representation.

    The programming experience acquired during the development of a never completed musical project comes to his aid.

    What seems like a failure turns into an opportunity and Kluge begins experimenting with programming to create images.

    The contact with Crypto Art comes in 2019 when the curator of one of his physical exhibitions proposes him to coin his first NFT .


    In 2019 Espen Kluge debuts with “Alternatives”, a series of 100 NFT portraits generated with Javascript and distributed on OpenSea and SuperRare .

    The work on personal interiority is the leitmotif of Kluge’s production. His works arouse a sense of disorientation in the viewer because they play with our evolutionary ability to read a face.

    The decomposed portraits are created thanks to the generative abilities of an algorithm programmed by the artist to overturn our most familiar points of reference such as posture and expression.

    The result is images that our brain immediately encodes as portraits, but which have an ethereal, synthetic and inhuman consistency in their familiarity.

    A completely innovative perspective on generative art that is often criticized for its lack of human warmth. Kluge’s portraits manage to perfectly combine this feeling with an element of the unknown characteristic of algorithmic presence.


    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 Espen Kluge:

    In the interview with Espen Kluge, he reflected deeply on how programming is his main weapon. However, he never perfected this skill, because if he had been an expert programmer perhaps his art would have been different. Perhaps more aware, but less experimental and less spontaneous ”.

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


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