Yanis Georges, a French 3D artist and art director, is renowned for his sleek abstract designs and organic animations. His work often explores the concept of the future and features shimmering, multicolored worlds that suggest alternate realities. Born in Grenoble, Southeastern France, Yanis fell in love with illustration, film, and photography before moving on to 3d work. Today, he lives in the UK with his beautiful wife and little boy. We were lucky enough to sit down with Yanis and learn more about his amazing craft.
Can you tell us about your background and what lead you down the path to becoming an artist and ultimately experimenting with NFTs?
My passion is for the more graphic forms of art. I love illustration, film, photography and all visual aspects of urban culture. Graffiti art in the 90’s had a direct influence on my decision to become an artist. I studied art & graphic design and then worked for various design studios and music labels in France. In early 2008, I created ethikdesign©, a Design & Creative Studio based in my home town where I’ve worked with many different clients, nationally and internationally. I’ve collaborated on music videos, commercial design and artworks and have been lucky to work with some of the most famous brands and leading artists in the creative industry.
Aside from my more commercial work at ethikdesign, I’ve also been involved in personal work including, ‘Everyday Project’ (2014-2016) and ‘Never Stop Exploring’ (2016 – and ongoing ). Working on new ideas on a daily basis is great exercise for my creative muscle and technical skills. It helps me to be disciplined but also keeps me creatively agile.
In March 2021, two dear friends and amazing artists in their own right, Archan Nair and Onyro, invited me into the NFT space. It was, for me, a game changer. Today, I am a full-time NFT artist.
When did you mint your first NFT Collection ? What platform did you choose and why?
I minted my Genesis Collection “MONDRIAN 3.0” on SuperRare in April 2021. It’s a series of 5 abstract figurative works exploring the human form. I deliberately used quite specific tints and tones, as a nod to the Dutch pioneer of 20th century abstract art and one of my favorite Artist, Piet Mondrian.
I worked on this collection while my application to be approved by the SuperRare Team was being processed. For me, tokenizing my art as a crypto-collectible on a curated platform is very special. It allows me access to collectors who appreciate the value of individual and limited artworks of high quality. SuperRare is a unique digital art platform where extraordinary artists meet sophisticated, keen-eyed collectors. I always feel SuperRare is where my journey began
Can you tell us one thing you cannot live without? (and why)
Ha! Good question! I’ve got two answers. As an artist embedded in 21st century digital art I could not be without my computer and graphics tablets. But as a person, the only thing that truly matters is my family. They are the centre of my world, they ground me and give me meaning.
What is the one piece of NFT art you wish you had purchased but missed out on?
Im a big fan of Alessio De Vecchi. His motion pieces are absolutely outstanding. Technogenic is one of my favorite.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? Why this location?
Definitely, Canada ! Back in 2013, I travelled the globe with WorldRiderZ, filming and creating 3D content for their TV Show on TLC . WorldRiderZ strive to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease and organ transplant. It was an amazing time. I got to be on the road everyday for over three months traveling across Canada and the USA. The astonishing scenery, the vast, uninhabited landscapes of lakes, rivers and incredible wild life are things I will never forget. What a privilege.
What are your other passions besides art? Why?
I love to dance. Well, it’s more fun than the gym! I also love to go snowboarding when I can. And wherever I am in the world I always have to check out the local graffiti. There’s so much inspiration out there.
How did you come up with your specific style? How has your style evolved over the years?
I have spent the last decade experimenting with dramatic, living forms, bringing simple shapes to life. I’ve been fascinated by the ambiguity of the organic and the inorganic and how these two seemingly distinct domains, sometimes overlap. Both of my projects, ‘Everyday’ and ‘Never Stop Exploring’ have helped me evolve my aesthetic style. It’s also been fascinating how the evolution of digital technology has impacted on how I create work over the years, unlocking new ideas and new designs that would not have been technically possible just a few years ago.
What is coming in the near future?
I think 2023 will be another year for experimentation. Maybe combining 3D & AI, Dynamic NFT and Motion Graphics animation. So much to explore ! I cannot wait.
If you could collaborate with one artist who would it be?
Any artists from the Bloom Collective ! They’re all incredible.
Bloom is a collective of some of the worlds brightest creative talents from the NFT industry . A design led collective that stands for the absolute highest levels of quality, integrity, and diversity.
Do you have any upcoming drops?
I have just released the most significant compilation of my work on my own smart contract, The 203 Collection. A passing and a birth from Web.2 to Web.3. A Collection of 203 1/1s 3D Artworks with an Exclusive Interactive Art Book –
203 pieces representing over 8 years of digital creativity from my own personal portfolio and curated by the legends ROB MOIR (Chevy_Pop) and ArchanNair. The collection is named “203” in reference to the transition from Web2 to Web3, and as part of this project, the original artworks will be erased from the web. This adds an extra layer of rarity and exclusivity to the collection.
Where can collectors find your work?
Link to Website:
NFT marketplace links:
The 203 Collection
CWS X ethikdesign