In this interview with CryptoArt Sundays, Idil Dursun talks about how the arts can be empowered by crypto assets.
Everyone, welcome to CryptoArt Sundays! This week, I’d like to introduce you to the incredible Idil Dursun. She’s always been an artist, but she got into NFTs in early 2021 and has had tremendous success since then.
She graduated from Bilkent University with a degree in architecture and started working as a CGI Artist at “ivaBOX” soon after. Her work is influenced by architecture, environmental themes, and video games, and it focuses on dystopian landscapes and cyberpunk surroundings.
So let’s see what she’s up to, what her next project is, and how her experience in the NFT sector has gone so far!
What drew you to construct your own NFTs and how did you learn about the NFT space?
I had never heard of the phrase NFT until February 2021. I read about it the first time I saw it on an Instagram feed, but I had no idea what it was. In March 2021, I saw one of my friends selling his work as NFTs and inquired about it. He was nice enough to explain everything to me and encouraged me to give it a try. As a result, I decided to give it a try. It was totally insane when I minted my first piece in March 2021 and sold it the same day.
How frequently do you make something?
Normally, I am always developing. I’ve been working on several very great projects for the previous few months, so I’m entirely focused on meeting their deadlines right now. I also work full-time at my day job, so I only have time to work on my personal artworks in the evenings and on weekends. Trying to handle them both is really taxing, so I try to take breaks whenever I can.
How do you go about coming up with ideas?
I always start by seeking for ideas from the artists I like. My sceneries are created in 3DS Max. Normally, I experiment with some basic shapes there to determine my camera perspective, then refine it with details. As a habit from my day job, I render using Corona Renderer, then perform some post-production in Photoshop, and voilà! A piece normally takes me around two weeks to complete.
Do you have any CryptoArtists with whom you’d want to collaborate?
I have some future collaborations planned with some of my favorite artists, but for now, Annibale Siconolfi and DrifterShoots are two artists I’d want to work with. Both are really excellent painters that I greatly admire.
What do you believe CryptoArt’s future will be like?
I wouldn’t be shocked if, in the future, all galleries offer artwork as NFTs. I feel that NFTs are the most trustworthy method of confirming ownership of almost anything, and I am hopeful that the industry will expand to attract more recognized artists and collectors, particularly in the 1/1 artwork markets.
What are you working on right now?
Aside with my 1/1 efforts on SuperRare, I have three future projects that I’m hoping to complete before the deadlines. I’m not allowed to provide particular specifics about two of them, but I swear they’re both quite intriguing. The third, on the other hand, is my Nifty Gateway collection, which will debut in early 2022, and for which I have big plans.
What are the locations where collectors may locate your work?
I mostly sell my 1/1 works on SuperRare, but I also have a piece on Nifty Gateway that is 30 editions and accessible on the secondary market. Visit my Foundation and MakersPlace profiles for more information on my prior projects.