In this article we present the leading, biggest, top selling NFT artists that are pioneering this innovative and exciting part of the crypto space.
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With no further ado: a list of NFT artists who we think are the most influential, famous and popular in 2022.
Due to the large file sizes of many of the animated crypto artworks, we only show the static images here to give an impression. Check out the respective NFT marketplaces and artists’ websites for the original files of these beautiful crypto artworks.
The Picasso of pixels
Mike Winkelmann is a digital artist that got even more famous after auction house Christie’s sold his collage of daily artworks “Everydays: the First 5000 days” for a stunning $69 million in March 2021—the top-selling NFT to date.
He is known for his obscene, sometimes phantasmagoric artworks, mash-ups of pop culture and politics and this makes him truly a visionary digital artist at the forefront of NFTs.
It was Pak (5th on our list) that introduced Beeple to selling NFTs in October 2020. After selling “Everydays”, Beeple called NFTs an “irrational exuberance bubble”.
Currently, he makes most of his art using Cinema4D and rendering software Octane.
Make sure to check out all collections on his website and follow him on Twitter to see his everydays.
Named after a snow cone stand he used to own.
Erick Calderon is a digital artist and founder of Art Blocks, the world’s first platform for creating on-demand decentralized generative (computer-generated) artworks.
From a young age, Snowfro was already taking his first steps into coding. It let him to projection mapping installations at music events and in 2017 he entered the NFT space.
Around then he got the idea to create a place where artists could write generative scripts on the blockchain that then form unique artworks basis on randomized variables.
Snowfro is best known for creating the Chromie Squiggle generative art NFT project. The Chromie Squiggles change when you hover over it, and there are more ways of interaction. Read more about it on Artblocks’ wiki.
Victor Langlois was responsible for crashing auction house Christie’s website for the first time after too many buyers tried to bid on his digital art.
“Fewo” was only 17 years old when he gained immense success in the world of NFTs, selling more than $4 million dollars worth of art. After that launch to the moon, he had several collaborations: sneaker brand RTFKT Studios and with musician Two Feet.
When a New York-based art collector bought one of his artworks for as little as $90 Dollars, it opened the door since that person introduced FEWOCiOUS to the world of NFTs.
His artwork commonly features a collage-like style with notes placed on it.
Justin David Blau is not a visual artist but an electronic dance DJ. He is the one that sold the world’s first tokenized album, earning $11.6 million. Soon after that famous artists like Kings of Leon and Jay-Z followed.