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Interview with DANGIUZ

Leopoldo D’Angelo better known by the pseudonym “Dangiuz“, is an Italian contemporary visual artist, crypto artist, art director and graphic designer specialising in sci-fi and retro-futuristic themes.

His work has been featured in various art networks, magazines, exhibitions and galleries, including Sohu, Arte, Wallpaper*, NVIDIA Studio Standouts, Juxtapoz Magazine, Digital Production, the Maxon Cinema 4D official gallery ,the “DART2121” Exhibition at Museo della Permanente in Milan and the “Heart of Cyberpunk” Exhibition in Hong Kong, other than collaborating with Rui Hachimura on his kimono’s design and with Maserati on their MC20’s concept art.

“Grand Challenge”, one of D’Angelo’s artworks, was one of the first digital artworks sold as non-fungible token by an Italian digital artist. In March 2021, upon NFTs gaining popularity due to Beeple’s Everydays: the First 5000 Days sale at Christie’s, D’Angelo rose to prominence along with many other digital artists, establishing himself as one of the most prolific artists on SuperRare along with XCOPY and Murat Pak.

How and when did you enter the world of NFTs?

Back in June 2020 I was contacted by a guy who saw my art and told me about the possibility of selling them as NFTs. I was already quite into Cryptos, but I never heard about NFTs. I liked the idea a lot, but unfortunately at that time I was having some family and work related problems, so I couldn’t keep up with it. I started following the scene though and I saw all of my friends/3D artists colleagues that were getting into it, so after a while I could finally join myself.

What do you think of the Metaverses and their future?

Surely a cool idea. This is very discussed today because of the many possibilities, shortcomings and whatnot that may happen, but I think it could be great news for everybody, not just technically and in terms of coding, but also in terms of experience, market, new ways of doing everything. But most of all in terms of what it represents. I don’t know where we are heading, but I certainly want to try my best to build and side with builders, who, like me, believe in an inclusive future and equal opportunities for everyone.