Pictured: A fragment of AB Infinite 1 by Andrea Bonaceto
Andrea Bonaceto, a contemporary Italian artist, has launched a new interactive NFT artwork titled AB Infinite 1 built on the Algorand blockchain. The work represents an interactive snapshot of Bonaceto’s life in the eternal cycle that goes “ab infinite” (Latin for “from infinity”) to the origin, symbolised by the number “1”.
AB Infinite 1 invites members of the public to become artists themselves by altering the digital artwork through a specially designed AI mechanism. AI is user-friendly and collects viewer interactions through social media channels. Reactions or suggestions are turned into visual responses which appear as part of AB Infinite 1.
People can view AB Infinite 1 as it morphs through time on the artwork’s website www.abinfinite1. Users can become part of AB Infinite 1 in two steps:
1: Share Twitter / Instagram account in the appropriate section of the website.
2: Hashtag #abinfinite1 on Twitter / Instagram for AI incorporation in the piece.
“Andrea Bonaceto’s incredible work demonstrates the power of digital art to bring new experiences to global art loving audiences,” said Beatriz Ordovas, Director of Digital Art, Europe at Christie’s. By offering the viewer the ability to interact with and influence the NFT, Bonaceto invites us all to be co-collaborators. This pioneering instinct will be showcased at Christie’s during Frieze Week and we look forward to welcoming our clients to participate.”
This innovative, programmable NFT art is possible thanks to the Algorand blockchain, which is used as the backbone for this project. Algorand is a decentralised, secure, and scalable blockchain while also being one of the world's first carbon negative, layer-1, protocols.
“I’m humbled to see AB Infinite 1 included in the prestigious Evening Sale hosted by Christie’s next to traditional art masterpieces,” said artist Andrea Bonaceto. “I see NFTs as a tool to express artistically profound concepts, not only as certificates of authenticity but as a new brush in the hand of artists to craft unique concepts.”
AB Infinite 1 explores the concept of authenticity and the freedom of expression. Bonaceto’s portraits reflect this signature vibrant style and his landscapes appear surrealist with references to artistic greats such as Kandinsky and Picasso. The most important factor behind Bonaceto’s work is to achieve an honest attempt to express a true feeling.
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