The Pepeful Eight

by barabeke

I don’t normally deal with memes in my NFTs, but Pepe the frog captured my attention. What makes its use so widespread and cross-cultural?

This is the answer I gave to myself: Pepe represents the forgotten, the ugly ones (if looked through the lens of media), those who don’t fit and act as they don’t care. Pepe could be interpreted as a quiet rebellion coming from the existential ghetto in which those who don’t buy the media narrative are confined.

I like this frog, so I decided to kiss it. My transfigurations of Pepe didn’t make it more beautiful. For sure they made it more hard to recognize, more trippy, and sometimes more spooky. And yet, all you see is entirely made of Pepe, multiplied thousands of times, savagely deformed and blended on itself, until a new image holding a microcosm of suggestive details emerged.


By diving inside the full 4K version of my Pepes you can find countless of stories in the multitude of glitches, which I carefully cultivate in my process.

The Pepeful Eight are available to collect as NFTart on OpenSea, singularly or as a bundle.

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