NFTs are becoming more popular, and many unanswered questions remain about the technology. What is an NFT exactly? How do they work? What’s next for them in 2019 and beyond? Our Q&A with Mabel Poblet from Polymath helps answer these questions.
This article first appeared on Nifty’s website.
Tell us about yourself and your artistic endeavors.
Mabel Poblet Pujol is my full name, and I am a Cuban artist.
Art has always felt like the oxygen I breathed and a method for me to interact with the world via thoughts, experiences, and emotions since I was a child. I can convey myself via art without using written or spoken words.
In daily life, I find inspiration in scenarios of human existence, love, and grief. My encounters with other people, and the way they form and destroy our identities and ideas, motivate me.
In general, my work is inspired by my life experiences, which include personal and communal memories of my family, friends, and generation. My work is united by a similar thread of telling tales and expressing myself via installation and photography. I started making works for gallery spaces and exhibits at foundations and museums after graduating from the Academias de Bellas Artes and the Universidad de las Artes en Cuba.
As an installation and performance artist, you rely largely on in-person interaction. What inspired you to this medium and how does an NFT fit within those concepts?
NFTs enable me to stretch my thoughts beyond what I am physically capable of owing to their intricacy. The virtual medium allows me to be as creative as I want. In the virtual world, we may have sensory experiences, and NFTs help me to communicate more effectively via this other reality.
What drew you to this particular drop?
Through the human senses of communication, vision, and sound, this series portrays a road with no bounds, one of perpetual progress and, in a sense, infinite.
In one words, describe your work/style.
My work explores the finiteness of memory and the ephemerality of events.
Could you tell me the names (handles) of two additional artists whose work you admire?
Julio Le Parc, Olafur Eliason, Marina Abramovic, and other kinetic artists, installations, and performance artists inspire me.
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