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Dangiuz in 2023.
Dangiuz in 2023.
Leopoldo D'Angelo

(1995-07-11) July 11, 1995 (age 28)
  • 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, books, TV channels and magazines such as RAI,[4] Arte,[5][6] Wallpaper*,[7] NVIDIA Studio Standouts,[8] Juxtapoz Magazine,[9] Sohu,[10] Pixiv[11] and Digital Production,[12] and showcased in various museums and galleries worldwide. He also took part in the creation of Rui Hachimura's Cherry Blossom kimono design[13] and Maserati's MC20 concept art.[14]

Style and career[edit]

Described as "Romantic Cyberpunk", his work, artistic style and concepts fall under the Sci-Fi and Cyberpunk categories,[15][16] and his figure is often linked to digital art,[17] 3D design, Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk genres in cinema[18][19] and NFTs,[20][21] sometimes in controversial terms.[22][23] 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, from which the artist stated he draws inspiration.[24][25] 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.[26]


In February 2021, "Grand Challenge", one of D'Angelo's artworks, was one of the first fully digital artworks sold as a non-fungible token by an Italian digital artist.[27] In March 2021, upon digital art and NFTs gaining popularity due to Beeple's Everydays: the First 5000 Days sale, D'Angelo rose to prominence together with other digital artists,[28] establishing himself in the following months as one of the most prolific digital artists selling single edition artworks (1/1s) as NFTs on the premium digital art platform SuperRare, along with other popular digital artists such as XCOPY and Pak.[29] In June 2022 he took part in a charity auction at Christie's, with all the proceeds being donated to MAPS. The NFT of his artwork "Enchanter" was auctioned and sold, realizing a price of $44,100,[30] making it the 10th most expensive NFT digital artwork of 2022 sold at a great auction house.[31] In January 2023 Dangiuz stood out for releasing "A Breath of Fresh Air", an Open Edition NFT artwork that was collected 9152 times, making it the fourth highest grossing Open Edition ever and the second highest of 2023. Between December 2023 and January 2024 his artworks "La Siesta" and "Carnival Plaza", previously owned by 3AC, were auctioned at Sotheby's and sold: the former for an undisclosed amount, the latter for $21,540.[32][33]

Selected Art exhibitions and galleries[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. ^ "Gli NFT futuristi di DANGIUZ nascondono il presente". artuu.it (in Italian).
  4. ^ "NFT, quando l'arte diventa digitale". rainews.it (in Italian).
  5. ^ "Cyberpunk: Von der Dystopie zur Realität?". Arte.tv [Mirrored on YouTube] (in German).
  6. ^ "Cyberpunk: de la dystopie à la réalité?". Arte.tv [Mirrored on YouTube] (in French).
  7. ^ "When NFT art meets utopian architecture". Wallpaper.com.
  8. ^ "NVIDIA Studio on Twitter:..." Twitter/NVIDIACreators. 20 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Good follow: the digital works of @dangiuz". Facebook/JuxtapozMagazine.
  10. ^ "有一说一,我就没见过这么牛叉的赛博朋克". Sohu.com (in Chinese).
  11. ^ "Visions 2024". Pixiv.com.
  12. ^ "DIGITAL PRODUCTION 06 : 2020" (in German).
  13. ^ "Rui Hachimura Honors Japanese Heritage With Limited-Run Kimono Series". HYPEBEAST. 21 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Maserati on Twitter:..." Twitter/MaseratiHQ. 9 April 2021.
  15. ^ "An Exclusive Interview with the Cyberpunk Pro Visual Artist Dangiuz". Yahoo! Finance. 2020-08-28.
  16. ^ "Sci-Fi Cyberpunk Illustrations by Dangiuz (aka Leopoldo D'Angelo)". WeAndTheColor.com.
  17. ^ "How a digital work is born: 3D Digital Art according to Dangiuz". NSS Magazine. 2022-01-31.
  18. ^ "Why Finding Your Niche Is Crucial To Excel And Succeed". Entrepreneur. 2020-11-25.
  19. ^ "Visual Artist Dangiuz Explains How Technology Will Revolutionize Hollywood". Haute Living. 2020-10-15.
  20. ^ "NFT, ecco la Top 10 dei Crypto Influencer". tech.everyeye.it (in Italian).
  21. ^ "Crypto Art, al via a Lugano la prima settimana di eventi dedicata agli NFT". Affaritaliani.it (in Italian). 2021-11-15.
  22. ^ "La fighetteria mediatica degli Nft". Il Giornale Dell'Arte (in Italian). 2021-09-27. Retrieved 2021-09-27.
  23. ^ "Crypto art: arte o non arte? La rivoluzione sotterranea divide i critici". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 2021-07-19.
  24. ^ ""Cyberpunk gives life to my dystopian visions," says Italy's Top Visual Artist Dangiuz". IBTimes. 2020-09-29.
  25. ^ "Dangiuz ci mostra come sarà il mondo tra 30 anni". AgoraVox (in Italian). 2020-07-22.
  26. ^ "Dangiuz: Artist from the future". ForAllMedia. 2020-07-08. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  27. ^ "Dangiuz: the artist who saw the future". SuperRare/Editorial. 2020-02-15.
  28. ^ "L'artista Skygolpe e gli NFT: "Così creiamo opere digitali uniche e irripetibili"". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 2021-07-23.
  29. ^ "Who is Dangiuz? Identikit of an Italian Crypto Artist". ArtRights.
  30. ^ "Dangiuz B.1995, Enchanter". Christie's.
  31. ^ "The Contemporary Art Market Report 2022: NFTs, a technology that appeals to young people". ArtPrice.com.
  32. ^ "Dangiuz: the new face of Cyberpunk". ArtsLife.com (in Italian and English).
  33. ^ "Carnival Plaza GRAILS: Starry Night Contemporary NFT Sotheby's". Sothebys.com.
  34. ^ "Maxon Gallery". Maxon.net.
  35. ^ "Former Sham Shui Po homeless camp is now neon-lit 'cyberpunk' exhibition promoted by city's tourism board". Coconuts.co. 19 October 2020.
  37. ^ "Crypto is Cool. Now get on the Yacht". New York Times.
  38. ^ "Lugano NFT Week: Non-Fungible Tangible". Assodigitale.it (in Italian). 12 November 2021.
  39. ^ "Al Museo della Permanente di Milano "2121", la più grande mostra sulla Crypto Art". Artribune.com (in Italian). 24 November 2021.
  40. ^ "DART 2121: This is Crypto. La prima grande mostra (fisica) in Italia dedicata alla crypto arte". Artslife.com (in Italian). 24 November 2021.
  41. ^ "Dangiuz at Crypto Art Fair UAE". instagram.com.
  42. ^ "Art Innovation Gallery presenta NFT. Digital Art Exhibition". ilgiornaleditalia.it (in Italian).
  43. ^ "E adesso tutti a visitare MetaVanity". VanityFair.it (in Italian).
  44. ^ "Vanity Fair Italy Presents New Metaverse Project". WWD.com.
  45. ^ "SuperRare is Coming to SoHo". finance.yahoo.com.
  46. ^ "Plastic Future: Alongside the some of the most distinguished Italian digital artists". artrabbit.com.
  47. ^ "Future Horizons, Art Dubai Digital And Beyond". forbes.com.

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