Dangiuz

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Dangiuz
Dangiuz in 2020.
Dangiuz in 2020.
Born
Leopoldo D'Angelo

(1995-07-11) July 11, 1995 (age 27)
NationalityItalian
Occupation
  • Visual Artist
Years active2014–present
Known forDigital Art, NFTs
StyleCyberpunk, Sci-Fi

Leopoldo D'Angelo[1] (born 11 July 1995 in Turin, Italy, better known by the pseudonym "Dangiuz" (pronounced [ˈdandʒuts]), is an Italian contemporary visual artist, digital artist[2] and art director specializing in sci-fi themes.[3] His work has been featured in art networks, TV channels and magazines such as Arte,[4][5] Wallpaper*,[6] NVIDIA Studio Standouts,[7] Juxtapoz Magazine,[8] Sohu[9] and Digital Production,[10] and showcased in various museums and galleries worldwide. He also took part in the creation of Rui Hachimura's Cherry Blossom kimono design[11] and Maserati's MC20 concept art.[12]

Style and career[edit]

His work, artistic style and concepts fall under the Sci-Fi and Cyberpunk categories,[13][14] and his figure is often linked to digital art,[15] 3D design, Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk genres in cinema[16][17] and NFTs,[18][19] sometimes in controversial terms.[20][21] His art is produced with 3D computer graphics software and depicts dystopian scenarios with references and hints to Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell, whomst the artist stated to be inspired from.[22][23] He mentions Vincent van Gogh as his all time favorite painter, while Syd Mead and Beeple are the contemporary artists that influence him the most.[24]

NFTs[edit]

In February 2021, "Grand Challenge", one of D'Angelo's artworks, was one of the first digital artworks sold as a non-fungible token by an Italian digital artist.[25] In March 2021, upon digital art and NFTs gaining popularity due to Beeple's Everydays: the First 5000 Days sale at Christie's, D'Angelo rose to prominence together with other digital artists,[26] establishing himself in the following months as one of the most prolific digital artists selling single edition artworks (1/1s) as NFTs on the curated invite only platform SuperRare, along with other popular digital artists such as XCOPY and Pak.[27]

Selected Art exhibitions and galleries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tech Times: 3 Ultimate Cyberpunk Designing Hacks for Beginners by Visual Artist Dangiuz". CelebMix. 2020-08-26. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  2. ^ "Lugano sempre più crypto friendly: arriva la Nft Week". Forbes (in Italian). 2021-11-17. Retrieved 2021-11-17.
  3. ^ "Visual artist Dangiuz offers us a glimpse into a dystopian future".
  4. ^ "Cyberpunk: Von der Dystopie zur Realität?". Arte.tv [Mirrored on YouTube] (in German).
  5. ^ "Cyberpunk: de la dystopie à la réalité?". Arte.tv [Mirrored on YouTube] (in French).
  6. ^ "When NFT art meets utopian architecture". Wallpaper.com.
  7. ^ "NVIDIA Studio on Twitter:..." Twitter/NVIDIACreators. 20 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Good follow: the digital works of @dangiuz". Facebook/JuxtapozMagazine.
  9. ^ "有一说一,我就没见过这么牛叉的赛博朋克". Sohu.com (in Chinese).
  10. ^ "DIGITAL PRODUCTION 06 : 2020" (in German).
  11. ^ "Rui Hachimura Honors Japanese Heritage With Limited-Run Kimono Series". HYPEBEAST. 21 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Maserati on Twitter:..." Twitter/MaseratiHQ. 9 April 2021.
  13. ^ "An Exclusive Interview with the Cyberpunk Pro Visual Artist Dangiuz". Yahoo! Finance. 2020-08-28.
  14. ^ "Sci-Fi Cyberpunk Illustrations by Dangiuz (aka Leopoldo D'Angelo)". WeAndTheColor.com.
  15. ^ "How a digital work is born: 3D Digital Art according to Dangiuz". NSS Magazine. 2022-01-31.
  16. ^ "Why Finding Your Niche Is Crucial To Excel And Succeed". Entrepreneur. 2020-11-25.
  17. ^ "Visual Artist Dangiuz Explains How Technology Will Revolutionize Hollywood". Haute Living. 2020-10-15.
  18. ^ "NFT, ecco la Top 10 dei Crypto Influencer". tech.everyeye.it (in Italian).
  19. ^ "Crypto Art, al via a Lugano la prima settimana di eventi dedicata agli NFT". Affaritaliani.it (in Italian). 2021-11-15.
  20. ^ "La fighetteria mediatica degli Nft". Il Giornale Dell'Arte (in Italian). 2021-09-27. Retrieved 2021-09-27.
  21. ^ "Crypto art: arte o non arte? La rivoluzione sotterranea divide i critici". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 2021-07-19.
  22. ^ ""Cyberpunk gives life to my dystopian visions," says Italy's Top Visual Artist Dangiuz". IBTimes. 2020-09-29.
  23. ^ "Dangiuz ci mostra come sarà il mondo tra 30 anni". AgoraVox (in Italian). 2020-07-22.
  24. ^ "Dangiuz: Artist from the future". ForAllMedia. 2020-07-08. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  25. ^ "Dangiuz: the artist who saw the future". SuperRare/Editorial. 2020-02-15.
  26. ^ "L'artista Skygolpe e gli NFT: «Così creiamo opere digitali uniche e irripetibili»". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 2021-07-23.
  27. ^ "Who is Dangiuz? Identikit of an Italian Crypto Artist". ArtRights.
  28. ^ "Maxon Gallery". Maxon.net.
  29. ^ "Former Sham Shui Po homeless camp is now neon-lit 'cyberpunk' exhibition promoted by city's tourism board". Coconuts.co. 19 October 2020.
  30. ^ "SUPERRARE PRESENT INVISIBLE CITIES, A GROUNDBREAKING EXHIBITION OF NFT ART CURATED BY AN RONG AND ELISABETH JOHS". FAD Magazine.
  31. ^ "Crypto is Cool. Now get on the Yacht". New York Times.
  32. ^ "Lugano NFT Week: Non-Fungible Tangible". Assodigitale.it (in Italian). 12 November 2021.
  33. ^ "Al Museo della Permanente di Milano "2121", la più grande mostra sulla Crypto Art". Artribune.com (in Italian). 24 November 2021.
  34. ^ "DART 2121: This is Crypto. La prima grande mostra (fisica) in Italia dedicata alla crypto arte". Artslife.com (in Italian). 24 November 2021.
  35. ^ "Dangiuz at Crypto Art Fair UAE". instagram.com.
  36. ^ "NFTs are taking over the streets of Bangkok". oohtoday.com.
  37. ^ "Art Innovation Gallery presenta NFT. Digital Art Exhibition". ilgiornaleditalia.it (in Italian).
  38. ^ "E adesso tutti a visitare MetaVanity". VanityFair.it (in Italian).
  39. ^ "Vanity Fair Italy Presents New Metaverse Project". WWD.com.
  40. ^ "SuperRare is Coming to SoHo". finance.yahoo.com.

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