SINGAPORE, May 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — RtistiQ, an innovative Singapore-based online art platform, has announced a ‘She is Unstoppable’ NFT art auction to help promote female representation, l opportunity and inclusivity in the world of NFT. The auction will be the company’s third this year. In February, RtistiQ took the works of renowned Indian modern master Raja Ravi Varma into the metaverse as NFT, followed by a charity auction in April to support war-affected Ukrainian artists.
RtistiQ commented, “This year’s International Women’s Day theme ‘Breaking Down Stigma’ provided an opportunity to reflect on the years gone by, do something different and advance gender equality. There is an acute under-representation of women in several sectors and disciplines. One of them is NFTs. Only 5% of NFT art sales have gone to female creators, in the 21 months to November 2021. As we see a growing commitment to gender equality, more action is needed. Through this auction, we want to help change the trajectory of female NFT creators and accelerate progress.
RtistiQ is thrilled to present the 14 female artists who will be participating in the SHE IS UNSTOPPABLE Digital Art NFT auction. Nayanaa Kanodia (India) is an award-winning artist recognized by reputable art institutions as the pioneer of Indian naive art. Linkan Pakenawan (Indonesia) is an emerging artist under the radar of many contemporary art collectors. With an articulate voice, she harnesses the power of art to challenge social norms and break taboos. Linkan aims to provoke a debate around nudity and the representation of the female body in a conservative society. Smruthi Gargi Eswar (India) brings forgotten goddesses to life through a feminist lens. Rendered in bold and flamboyant avatars, her “Sister Misfortune” series attempts an inverted deification of these goddesses, exploring not only their duality, but the multiplicity of their personalities and individual journeys.
Some artists look inward for inspiration. Kerry Inkster (Australia) explores themes such as equality, gender discrimination and horizontal segregation. She is interested in strong, beautiful and resilient women portrayed in fantastical underwater scenes. Like her, a victim of domestic violence, the heroines of Inkster are survivors. For Melissa Labozzetta (Australia), art is an infusion of worldly behavior, open sexuality and a passion to engage, share and contribute to the world around her. With a constant drive to share her creative and sensual self, Melissa breaks away from traditional constraints to find solace in her art and in her life. Critically acclaimed multimedia artist Santosh Jain (India) is known for her digital works revealing untold stories. Her digital collages are an incongruous, often surreal mix of disconnected images and forms that come together to address the universal subordination of women in art and life. Working in a contemporary expressionist style, Mila Plaickner (Austria) is driven by the idea of capturing human expressions. His multi-faceted pictorial compositions are rich in symbolism and often unveil the process by intentionally leaving details unfinished. Young Hnatiuk Olena (Ukraine) is a digital artist and illustrator who uses art to express her feelings. Carolina Alotus (Cyprus), Christel Haag (Germany) and Daniella Pasqualini (USA) are commercially successful process-oriented artists. The abstract style they adopted speaks volumes about the raw emotions.
Other artists in the auction are fine observers of our contemporary society. Described by the media as “a pioneer of new German pop art”, Susanne Boehm (Germany) has a very well-defined pop art style that depicts elusive ordinary people in ordinary circumstances. Nana (Anastasiya) Artamonova (Spain) creates vibrant portraits of famous and attractive faces. Beyond being appropriate for the Metaverse, its signature painting style emulates extreme digital photo effects. Mainaz Bano (India) is an artist and storyteller who depicts current social issues in designs and motifs inspired by Mughal miniature paintings. Firmly rooted in his cultural heritage of the city of Lucknow, the Nawabs, Begums, Colonial Sahibs and Memsahibs of Awadh come to life in his fascinating works.
Each of these female artists was invited by RtistiQ to participate in this auction due to their exceptional talent, cohesive artistic concept, recognition in the art market, and powerful statement. RtistiQ is excited to provide the platform for these artists to take their first steps into the metaverse. Their coveted artworks minted as NFTs are shared with art collectors looking to add digital editions to their collection as well as NFT collectors and crypto enthusiasts. RtistiQ has hit works by each artist on Polygon and the auction will take place May 12-15. The starting bid for digital art NFTs ranges from $200 to $3820. The company accepts payment by cryptocurrency or credit card. RtistiQ encourages all art and NFT collectors interested in participating in this auction to register in advance.
The auction page can be viewed here.
RtistiQ is at the forefront of a journey to build a sustainable art market ecosystem and empower all art market players. He has developed a unique art platform and community that has embraced Blockchain, NFT and NFC technologies to bring much-needed transparency to the art industry. RtistiQ is the first NFT-backed platform for art across traditional and digital media connecting artists from over 40 countries with art lovers.
For more, visit: https://art.rtistiq.com/en/auction/nft-art-by-women
RtistiQ publishes a curated selection of whimsical digital creations to the metaverse by 14 exceptionally talented and acclaimed female artists.