Hassan Karimi

Jun 3, 2022

Finding Quality Artwork is Difficult. Here’s a Guide to Help Find Some Gems on Tezos.

It's hard to find great art in NFT marketplaces. Especially when you're a new collector. 

Here’s how I’ve managed to find some hidden gems and discover great artwork on Tezos (XTZ). It started with learning to navigate  Objkt — The marketplaces that aggregates all Tezos NFTs.

Not only does Objkt aggregate the artwork, but also the users. The best way to find great art is by following great collectors — many of whom are artists themselves.

The collectors listed below have helped me navigate the NFT labyrinth and find some jewels.

  1. Cozomo de’ Medici, who I’ve mentioned many times. He’s a must follow on Twitter, but in this case, it’s his collection on Objkt that you want to watch. He has a small selective collection on Tezos with just over a hundred pieces.

  2. John Karel is amongst the most established artists on Tezos and also a great patron. John specializes in colorful low poly 3d art that evokes a spirit of 60s pop art and boasts a diverse collection of over 1,000 NFTs.

  3. Laurence Fuller is an actor, producer, and writer who has collaborated with many Tezos artists. Not only has he made a splash in the community through collaboration, but also by building one of the largest Tezos NFT collections with over 2,000 works.

  4. Adam Disbrow is an American Expressionist Painter and cryptoartist who has been minting NFTs since March 2021. His diverse collection of over 1,000 NFTs includes paintings, photography, and digital art.

  5. Shortcut is a full-time cryptoartist that is also a patron to the community with a strong collection of generative art with nearly 800 pieces.

  6. XCollabz coordinates collaborations between many of the great artists minting on Tezos. In this case, I would recommend looking at their created works and collaborators to discover some of the best out there.

  7. Ganbrood is a generative AI artist who has minted many great works as NFTs. Their collection includes over 2,000 artworks.

  8. Kevin Rose is an entrepreneur and investor working in Web3 and recently launching the Moonbirds NFTs. He has a small collection of over 50 pieces on Tezos. He regularly interviews artists on the Proof podcast and is bound to uncover new hidden gems.

Following these accounts will give you plenty to discover. Take your discovery one step further by visiting the history section of any piece that captures your eye. You'll learn how the price has fluctuated and the numerous owners of the piece.

Originally published on The Voyage newsletter on June 1, 2022.

As I dig deeper into Web3, the discussion will involve cryptocurrency and I want to make sure to include this disclaimer. This is not financial advice and is intended for informational purposes only. 

As a disclaimer, I have no background or expertise in finances. law, or economics. This article explores new technologies like NFTs and cryptocurrencies and the potential uses for artists and creators. This is for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, investment, financial, or other advice.

Hassan Karimi

Sharing new ways to look at things—like tech and mythology—and extract lessons for the creative journey. UX designer, former architect and sketchbook maker.