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Top Up-and-Coming NFT Artists

Last updated 18th Jun 2022
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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the new talk of the town and recent big-ticket sales have brought discussions around art into the mainstream.

With some NFTs already selling at prices on par with top physical artworks, it seems as though a whole new generation of world-renowned artists are emerging.

The most expensive NFT sale so far has been by digital artist, Beeple, whose artwork titled ‘EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS’ was purchased for $69,346,250 or 25,376.366 ETH in March 2021.

However, instead of focusing on price alone, this article will be taking a deeper dive into the up-and-coming artists themselves who are shaping the NFT scene in their own unique way.

Read on to find out more.

Dmitri Cherniak — @dmitricherniak

Dmitri Cherniak is a long-time artist who is creating ripples in the NFT space with his simple yet complex generative art.

One of his most popular series is titled Ringers and features different ways of wrapping a piece of string around pegs.

The art is a culmination of years of algorithm design and has captured the interest of art collectors around the world.

Alotta Money — @money_alotta

Alotta Money is an anonymous crypto artist whose work is commonly described as being “anarchic, cyberdelic and nonsensical”.

He’s already sold over 1,500 works since entering the NFT space and continues to produce new art on a regular basis.

More recently, he has started collaborating with other crypto artists as part of a new direction in his crypto art journey.

Edit: Unfortunately, Alotta Money passed away on 3 March 2022. His name will remain on this list to honor his legacy.

Fvckrender — @fvckrender

Pseudonymously named Fvckrender is a digital artist who specializes in geometric and architectural art design.

His namesake Instagram account is rapidly growing and currently has over 340,000 followers.

Micah Johnson — @Micah_Johnson3

Before embarking on the NFT space, Micah Johnson was a Major League Baseball player.

He is perhaps a more well-known figure in the NFT space due to his past in popular sport, however, his art speaks for itself.

Each digital piece is unique and also comes with a physical sculpture counterpart.

Refik Anadol — @refikanadol

Refik Anadol is a Turkish-American designer whose artwork has now been featured in the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and also sold through premier auction-house, Sotheby’s.

He is now working on a new multi-sensory Metaverse project that uses AI and machine learning.

Tyler Hobbs — @tylerxhobbs

Tyler Hobbs is an artist that uses computer programs to generate artwork.

Each piece is completely unique and created entirely through code.

His most popular algorithm is known as Fidenza which features flow fields and curved rectangles.

Khashayar Abbasi

Khashayar Abbasi

Khashayar discovered Bitcoin back in 2014 and has since spent countless hours researching the different use cases of cryptocurrencies. He has a bachelor's degree in International Relations and has been a writer in the financial services industry for nearly half a decade. In his spare time, Khashayar enjoys photography, cycling, and ice skating.