LA’s Premier Physical Gallery for NFT-Backed Digital Art Hosts New Exhibition From AI Autonomous Artist
The Decentralized Unicists: A Botto Solo Show
FEBRUARY 17, 2022 - MARCH 6, 2022
7673 Melrose Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90046
Thurs - Sun | 1pm - 6pm (By Appointment Only)
FEBRUARY 17, 2022
Opening Reception | 7pm-9pm
Preview | 6pm-7pm
Los Angeles, CA (January 12, 2022) - Vellum LA, Los Angeles’s premier art gallery for NFT-backed digital art, is solidifying their reputation for innovation with the upcoming solo show from AI generative autonomous artist, Botto, curated by Jesse Damiani and Sinziana Velicescu. In its short time on the LA art scene, Vellum LA has showcased incredible artists from all walks of life. Now, joining them is the first decentralized artist governed by its own community.
Unlike traditional gallery shows and artists, Botto brings a level of interaction and humanity that is striking for an artist ruled by an algorithm. The Botto community is made up of over 6,000 people who vote on the best of Botto’s 350 pieces per week, ultimately acting as curators and selecting the winning works that are auctioned on SuperRare each week. Created by an international group of engineers and based on an idea that came from the German artist Mario Klingemann, a global trailblazer in the field of AI art, Botto responds to its community and learns day by day from the collective feedback of its community of stakeholders. Not only does voting determine the piece that will go to auction that week, but it provides feedback for Botto’s generative algorithm, dictating the direction that the next series of pieces will take.
This show once again brings Botto from the metaverse to our physical universe. With it, Botto explores the limitless possibilities of combining art and technology, affording attendees a glimpse at the results of a budding NFT community. Botto’s work will be on view until MARCH 6, 2022, meaning it is just in time for Frieze week. This show is the perfect supplement for art enthusiasts, rounding out an art-filled week with true innovation.
About Vellum LA
Vellum LA is LA’s premier art gallery for NFT-backed digital art located on Melrose Ave. As a physical space in the heart of Hollywood, Vellum LA will become the destination for experiencing NFTs and digital art in Los Angeles while also facilitating immersive NFT-backed experiences around the world. Outfitted with state-of-the-art LumaCanvas displays, Vellum LA aims to revolutionize the NFT industry, bridging together the traditional and crypto art worlds while meaningfully situating NFT’s within the context of art history.
Botto is a trailblazing AI generative autonomous artist governed by its community, a growing group of thousands of users. Launched in October 2021, Botto has already created hundreds of works of art. The Botto community vote each week for their favorite artworks to be auctioned on SuperRare, the NFT art marketplace. Members of the community give feedback on these art fragments, expressing their individual preferences on what is aesthetically pleasing art. Collectively, votes are used as feedback for Botto’s generative algorithm, dictating what direction Botto should take in its next series of art pieces.
Founded in 2017, SuperRare is a pioneering online, peer-to-peer marketplace for premium, single edition non-fungible tokens (NFTs), most notably CryptoArt, built on the Ethereum blockchain. Created with the goal of reinventing art collecting for the digital age, SuperRare has facilitated artists and collectors around the world to sell and purchase more than $71M worth of art in the last year alone. On the heels of a successful first round of funding in 2021, SuperRare continues to work with key art curation and auction partners across the globe.
About Luma Canvas
Luma Canvas is a museum-grade LED display designed specifically for digital art and NFTs. Bringing artwork to life through the widest color gamut available and an unparalleled 160- degree viewing angle, Luma Canvas boasts resilient LED technology and is immediately more vivid than the highest caliber of TV displays.
Media Inquiries: Hijinx PR | Heidi Johnson | firstname.lastname@example.org | 323.204.7246
7673 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, California