About Barabeke

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About Barabeke

Barabeke in Florence with the Earlier Mona Lisa

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 also love to work with fractals, which I have recurrently included in my works, and I am experimenting with video.

Barabeke reading the 2kTenCom

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.

Transfiguration of Earlier Mona Lisa

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…

On social media I am mostly active on Twitter, and to a lesser extent on Instagram. Best way for you to reach out is via Twitter or my Telegram.

 

Artist CV

 

EDUCATION

Self-taught

 

EXHIBITIONS

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

 

PUBLICATIONS

Oct 2015 Interview for DailyStorm (in Italian)

Aug 2020 MagNFT Issue XV (featuring 5 of my works)

Aug 2020 FOMA Mag, Issue 4 (featuring “A cryptopunk from 1844“)

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”)

 

KEY ARTICLES BY BARABEKE

Oct 2015 On the Origin and Nature of our Universe

Feb 2016 Ten Commandments for the Digital Millennium (2kTenCom)

Oct 2017 Mona Lisa is not Mona Lisa: On Da Vinci’s Life, Sexuality, and Inspiration

Sep 2018 How to build an Economy based on Kindness powered by the Blockchain

 

AWARDS

May 2019 KnownOrigin/Auctionity Creative Challenge, 1st place (with “Structure of Reality”)

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