Where are you from? (Provide a little bit of your background, have you moved etc)
Half the year I live in the EU, the other half in Dubai
Can you tell us about your background and what lead you down the path to becoming an artist and ultimately experimenting with NFTs?
Heyyy. My name is Julia aka J_SKY, I grew up in a creative family, my grandfather is an honored artist. I’ve been doing creative work all my life
I am an interior designer by education, I also studied monumental painting. I have created more than a dozen murals in the interior.
I also create oil paintings and participated with them at exhibitions.
But I’ve been a full-time nft artist for 1.5 years now and I want to continue to build my career in this WEB 3 space.
I have created and sold over 60 artworks on SuperRare, FND and KO.
I am also co-founder and artist of the WRAKX collection.
Having a common focus and desire to develop the WEB 3 space, because only here I feel free and can do what I want. In my opinion, the feeling of freedom is why artists come to the NFT space.
When did you mint your first NFT? What platform did you choose and why?
My first collection was created by Opensea 1.5 years ago. I chose Opensea because it was the most famous marketplace and I didn’t know much about other marketplace, haha. The collection was called CryptoAnimals and consisted of different images of animals. My choice was associated with animals, because they are a big part of our life, and some of them are on the verge of extinction, while only a small part of humanity is concerned about salvation. Part of the proceeds goes to support animals (WWF or local shelters).
Can you tell us one thing you cannot live without? (and why)
My iPad Pro. I spend most of my life with Ipad, and it is a window to my Web 3 world, also with it I create my art and just a universal helper for everyday life.
Who is your favorite artist(s) (Non NFT)? What about their style resonates with you
My favorite is Hieronymus Bosch. My favorite is Hieronymus Bosch. He has a unique style of images, a detailed drawing of the characters, an unusual look at the typical.
Who is your favourite NFT artist? What makes this artist unique?
My favorite is @SubwwayM. He has a unique style and bright art.
What made you pursue NFT art?
I have been surrounded by art since childhood, because as a child I spent a lot of time in my grandfather’s workshop and I liked it, so I decided to connect my life with the creation of art
What is the one NFT you wish you had purchased but missed out on
Art made by Archan Nair and Deekay, BAYC, Cryptopunks.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? Why this location?
I would like to send to Machu Picchu, a place located in the mountains has crazy energy and a great history
What are your other passions besides art? Why?
I love to eat (haha) try the cuisine of different nationalities, unusual cuisine.
Do you make other forms of art?
Not yet, but I would like to try to create a sculpture (create my own toy)
Are you self taught or trained?
Now my teacher is my experience and the time I spent on creating art
How did you come up with your specific style?
Since I love animals, I wanted to draw them, but at the same time I wanted them to look unusual. Then I started adding new heroes and eventually I got WRAKX
How has your style evolved over the years?
The style was getting weirder :))
What is coming in the near future?
I want to give more value to my collectors – to give physical paintings, to be able to buy a real WRAKX figurine
If you could collaborate with one artist who would it be? (and why)
I would like to collaborate with Archan Nair. Since we have different styles, I would like to try to integrate them into each other, to create something new. By creating something new we will progress
What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?
When creating my first collection (CryptoAnimals), I did not adhere to a single style – a single concept
What is your biggest piece sold
How much did it sell for
Do you have any upcoming drops?
Yes, soon I will publish a new drop on SuperRare
Link to Website
Social links and NFT marketplace links
Anything else you’d like to share?
I would like to end with the following words: You are not late. You are not early. You are on time.