“This artwork was created when Bitcoin first hit 40k USD, capturing a moment in time that was significant to both the online and offline worlds. It was an event that proved there was a place for cryptocurrency and further brought Bitcoin into the mainstream,” explains the artist, Szabotage. “I’m interested in this movement and growth of the metaverse and want to explore this ‘boom’ in this artwork by utilising the image of Bitcoin, showing just how widely known it has become.”
The artwork is part of a larger collection titled ‘Crypto Crackers’ where Szabotage further explores cryptocurrencies’ influences, particularly that of Bitcoin.
Size: 9.4 x 7.1 in.
Style: Street art, Urban art
Gustav Szabo is a prolific, contemporary urban artist and designer known as Szabotage. He grew up in Hove, a town near Brighton in the UK, where he studied architecture before moving to London where he worked as an architect and designer. After moving to Hong Kong he quickly gained notoriety with sold-out exhibitions, solo shows, collaborative projects, private and commercial commissions with iconic brands such as Prada and Louis Vuitton.
Characterised by bright colours and popular cultural references, Szabotage’s visual language is high impact. His signature style uses layers of stencils to depict life and create personality in each unique piece.
Szabotage works with a variety of formats. His collections range from walls, canvases, prints, and cars to sculptures, stencils and NFTs. He constantly challenges limitations and enjoys creating his art and sculptures using deconstructed aerosol cans, metals and wood. In the digital space, NFTs allow him to add extra dimensions using animation and sound.
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