5 Minute Stories

Five Minute Stories is an anonymous yet best-selling writer. They question in order to reorder. 

Their works are a response to society and social media: deliberately short, deliberately provocative, sometimes humorous, sometimes psychedelic, sometimes spicy, always a challenge.

The patriarchal expectation of heteronormativity must, and will, fall.

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Obsidian Urbex

Obsidian Urbex is more than just a photographer. She is a teller of forgotten stories.

For many, travel is a reason to photograph.  But for Obsidian Urbex, photography is the reason to travel. Sounds standard, some might say vanilla, until you consider the places her inquisitive nature takes her; the unusual, the undesirable, the hidden, the unthought of. She frequents the locations that time, history and humanity forgot.

Obsidian Urbex  toils for history, rust, disaster and decay. Some might say it’s freaky, she says we can learn a lot from what now lays shrouded in dust. She has a hunger to discover and capture unusual, unseen and nostalgic sites. This drive takes her far and wide. Obsidian Urbex goes off the beaten track, out of her way to frequent and capture things few think of, let alone venture to. What lies beyond that “No Entry” sign is where you will find Obsidian Urbex, camera in hand.

Her passion is exploration through photography. Every new place she visits catalyses her hunger to go further, to capture more unique treasures. Sharing her work and her discoveries through pictures and writings, conveying findings and feelings so others may enjoy these lost places. Obsidian Urbex conveys her story, an adventure, a sentiment of what she sees and feels. 

Discover the Undiscovered. Capture the Uncaptured.  See the Unseen. This is her life, and her ongoing adventure shared through her art.

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Kira Bursky

All Around Artsy was founded in 2009 by Kira Bursky, an award-winning filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist on a journey to explore perceptions of reality with each of her magic-fueled films and projects. She is inspired by our capacity to heal from mental health issues and is driven to tell stories of our ability to transform our minds and hearts into a perspective of infinite possibility. She has produced over 60 short films and music videos that have screened at festivals around the world from Los Angeles to Berlin to Beijing. In 2014 Kira was recognized as National YoungArts Finalist and was a finalist in the White House Student Film Festival where she had the honor of screening her work in the White House. In 2015 Kira was selected as the Best Emerging Female Filmmaker at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). In 2016 she was featured in Seventeen Magazine as the April issue’s Power Girl and received the Emerging Artist to Watch grant through Le Couvent artist residency in France. Kira and her creations have been featured through NPR, Out Magazine, Pride and No Film School to name a few. Her YouTube channel has 40,000 subscribers and 14 million views. From November 2019 to June 2020 Kira produced “Considerations of Infinity,” an immersive projection-based film installation. She is currently developing the script for her first feature film, designing and selling clothes and products featuring her original art and collaborating with a diverse range of inspiring artists.

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Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mantis is a musician and visual artist working in a variety of media, including various forms of printmaking, drawing, photography, film, and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining the NFT space, he was an exhibiting artist in the physical art world for over 15 years.

Since entering the metaverse in 2021, he has sold 106 NFTs on the blockchain.

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Nomadic Frame

Nomadic Frame is an award-winning published photographer & artist with over 20 years of experience in Marketing, Advertising & Photography.  He has a passion for art and creativity, and sees his art as a vehicle of storytelling & the cultural expression of his nomadic journey. He has been recognized for his work at the Cannes Film Festival, the Epica International Awards, the Effies and most recently the Muse International Awards, Marcom Awards and the Hermes International Awards for Creativity.

Nomadic Frame is one of the top selling NFT artists in the space today with over 230 NFTs sold to some of the biggest collectors in the metaverse.

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Sub Net

Sub Net (subnet?) is an anonymous art project about the ontology of digital existence. It was birthed and minted on October 1st, 2021. 

It exists in perpetuity on the blockchain. It also ventures into centralized networks. Who is Sub Net? What is a subnet? 

A database of a database, a network divided into networks. Constantly evolving, changing, existing.

The story is told over time. Each network another clue, another take, another way to think about where and who we are as a world mind.

Sub Net is a pseudonym for an internationally exhibiting artist established in the video & new media art scene. The artist known as Sub Net has shown works under their name in hundreds of shows and festivals worldwide for over a decade, including shows at the Museum of Modern Art; the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabruk, Germany; the Ann Arbor Film Festival; the Denver Art Museum; the Ilman Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea; and the Art Museum of the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China to name a few.

Their work has been featured in publications by the National Endowment for the Arts and their work has been supported by several grants and fellowships from the New York Council for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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thr33som3s is a master painter and creator of complex and elaborate games that attract top artists and collectors to his work.

Pushing the envelope of possibility in the NFT space using the least amount of technology imaginable, he paints in traditional gouache to transfigure 30 plus year old baseball cards into high art.  Only the photo capture of the finished piece is digitized.

Echoing the Flux Hall Fluxus Shop before him, th33som3s makes his work accessible to newcomers, satirizing the state of NFT art and creating a virtual recreation of a New York gallery opening combined with a wild party almost daily purely with text, photos and voice. 

As more and more celebrity artists and impassioned collectors join the community they help to weave the non linear story that unfolds. Making difficult decisions at each nexus, they collaborate to partially determine the course and ultimately the fate of his art. The collector thus becomes the randomness of a John Cage piece, while thr33som3s twists and warps portraits far beyond Gerhard Richter with the complexity and exacting specificity of Jackson Pollock, all while retaining the clarity and mythical essence of the baseball cards and Americana that lies beneath them.

The varied burning and combining of previous works creates an oeuvre that transcends time weaving themes from disparate eras and temperaments, evoking the ever changing nature of land art while residing entirely in the metaverse.

Born in an adobe house next to the railroad tracks in the high deserts of western USA, thr33som3s now lives and paints in the gritty neighborhood of Cobble Hill in Brooklyn.  In May of 2021, having never sold a single painting, physical or digital, they left their position as an executive for a global telecom giant to dive headfirst into full-time painting and the growing NFT art marketplace.  On June 1, they minted their first series of multi-edition NFTs and sold out in minutes.  In less than 6 months, they claim the second largest NFT artist market capitalization on the Tezos blockchain with a floor exceeding $7M USD.  Their 1/1s are held by prominent NFT collectors ABB and AshyWickr.  And, top level NFT artists Fvckrender, Blake Kathryn, and KidEight are among those who hold multi-edition thr33som3s in their personal collections.    All thr33som3s are hand-painted in gouache on vintage baseball cards.  Known for their eternal utility, collectors are constantly faced with the choice to hold their pieces or burn them in exchange for ever evolving new artworks only obtainable via destruction.   As such, the supply of older pieces is in constant decline playing out in a delicious test of will for the serious thr33som3s collector.

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MABLAB is an artistic duo formed by two sisters with professional background in architecture and arts.

Madina and Ainura, both doing arts from early age, they spent most of their lives educating, practicing and mastering their skills in various fields of artistic expression.

Coming from world’s leading art schools, such as Central Saint Martins, London, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Staedelschule Academy, Frankfurt, Cambridge school of art, UK, they followed artistic path into their professional lives.

Stemming from master thesis research in Architecture their work explores the themes of architectural Interface. They create their work through the unique process of experimenting in different mediums. Using 3d hand sculpting and digital hand drawing techniques they create unique carved architectural spaces, landscapes, textures and metamorphic forms Being exposed to different cultures and have experienced space and distance in their lives they transform their experience into unique 1 of 1 art works that push the boundaries of the perception of space.

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Linda Dounia

Linda Dounia is an artist, designer, and writer living in Dakar. Her work is multidisciplinary and rooted in her childhood growing up in Mbour. Through her practice, she wants to carve out spaces to interrogate her communities’ experiences of the modern world and create repositories for how they imagine futures that work for them. She is the creator of Cyber Baat, a DAO of artists of African descent on the blockchain..

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Gustavo Torres is a multidisciplinary artist that lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s an independent motion graphics designer, illustrator and 3D artist working online since 2005. His work is eclectic, with a strong background in beauty arts that allowed him to explore and discover a unique voice through the years. From surrealism, Lo -fi, classic 80’s/90’s,passing through hand-drawn animation and 3D modelling, the diversity of techniques derived in great collaborations and client projects. Human loneliness, the connection with the other, the existence are regular topics in his work. But also a constant renewed nostalgia is always present somehow in the work. 

  His clients include Justin Bieber, Apple, Tumblr, The Weeknd, Nas, Honda, Instagram, Adidas, Maroon 5, Chromeo, A-Trak and the list goes on. Kidmograph was born as a concept in 2012 with the objective of growing an universal but at the same time personal library of animated loops that chases a feeling, a sensation, sometimes abstract, sometimes too literal. sometimes broken, sometimes clean and pure. The concept of an endless loop (GIF) was the main resource to bring and share these ideas to life back then.Not only because the format can be loop-able, but also every computer can run it. The endless GIF (sometimes cheerful and dynamic, sometimes oppressive) exemplifies perfectly our need of transcendence in a finite world.

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