I have been a digital artist since 2006, doing art for art’s sake, as a natural urge. Most of my works consist in editing and blending photos I take in extreme ways, without any hand drawing involved, creating with reality as seen through the camera a new reality of psychic and archetypal nature.
When I create, more than an artist I feel like a shaman summoning spirits, or an alchemist. That’s why I call my process transmutation.
I have an inclination for conceptual and performance art as I like to provide experiences that can challenge conventional thinking.
Lately I have been into taking paintings from masters of the past and make them my own with a style that I call transfigurations, which involves replicating the original painting thousands of times, with almost as many variations, forming a microcosm which I try to keep in harmony with the macrocosm of the transfigured artwork.
Visual art is just part of my craft, I am also a “very late beat poet“, the vehicle of Ten Commandments for the Digital Millennium (2kTenCom), and more…
May/Sep 2020 Personal Exhibition at MoCA Gallery on Cryptovoxel
May 2020 Rare Art Fest, invited speaker. Presented my “Transmutations series”
Jun 2020 “Take me to the Moon” VR Gallery Group Show on Somnium Space
Jun 2020 “Mona Lisa in the toilet“, virtual installation on Cryptovoxels in collaboration with El Geko
Sep 2020 Barabeke’s Salvator Mundi becomes part of Museum of CryptoArt permanent collection
Oct 2015 Interview for DailyStorm (in Italian)
Aug 2020 MagNFT Issue XV (featuring 5 of my works)
Aug 2020 Live interview with Blockchain Art Exchange CEO Sacha Bailey
Sep 2020 Interview for Scum Magazine
Oct 2020 FOMA Mag, Issue 5 (featuring “Our Lady of the gate of dusk”)
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May 2019 KnownOrigin/Auctionity Creative Challenge, 1st place (with “Structure of Reality”)