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NFT ARTIST SOUTH AFRICA – ZIGGY RAY

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Ziggy Ray Digital Artist

Ziggy Ray is not only a brilliant NFT artist but a digital illustrator specializing in expressionism and concept art.

She was born in Cape Town, South Africa to a pair of professional musicians who invited her, from an early age, to express herself through drawing, writing, and music.

After school, Ziggy pursued a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a career in human resource management and after 10 years built up the passion and courage to move out of the corporate environment and into digital art as her profession. She has been thriving in the NFT space since September 2020.

Ziggy’s art has been featured in a number of notable NFT galleries over the past year+ including Pranksy’s Place in Decentraland and can be viewed and bought on SuperRare, MakersPlace, KnownOrigin, Kalamint, OpenSea, and Rarible.

The NFT Artwork

Ziggy Ray expresses philosophies and her emotions related to the ego, insecurity, fear, admiration for movement, and the beauty of the body by mixing illustration with the powers of technology, as a digital NFT artist. Her pieces are created for live and virtual digital galleries, as well as print.

Her art has been described as “naturally redeeming on the eye”; she attributes this result to color cohesion, consistent patterns, symmetry, mystery, and elegance. Ziggy uses a variety of digital creative software to liven her illustrations which are digitally hand-drawn.

Latest Works

CHAOS
A series of three artworks that represent my mind’s attempts to purge its pain and suffering amidst its chaos… however futile. There’s a multitude of moving parts and other factors. In this series, I’ve chosen just 3 of my overarching themes; three that form a puzzle of the brain, mouth, ears, and eyes.

NFT Moments and Collaborations
Of the plethora of charity and other initiatives and collaborations Ziggy has worked on, these are a
A few notable examples:

“THE NFT COMMUNITY” ON SUPERRARE IN COLLABORATION WITH MICHAEL JORDAN
This is a mass collaboration of 176 NFT artists, including some of the most well-known names in the community. The piece is a collaged GIF of photos of these individuals’ hands. At the time of minting, it was the biggest NFT collaboration to date. It sold for $8,014.00 and is currently listed on the secondary market for $3,874,444.83.

Read more about it here:
https://mjthefellowactuary.medium.com/the-nft-community-ebdd4bc5a5ed
https://editorial.superrare.com/2021/04/14/the-nft-community-mass-collaboration-of-hands/
https://creatorcollection.org/blog/f/drop-fearure-the-nft-community
The artwork can be found here:
https://superrare.com/artwork-v2/the-nft-community-23209

93rd ACADEMY AWARDS FEATURE IN COLLABORATION WITH PROFANITY PARAFFINS
Profanity Paraffins collaborated with a small group of artists featuring our NFTs alongside their
products in the Oscars gift bags.

To learn more about Ziggy Ray visit her Linktree here.

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