Dave Arcade’s ‘Profile Picture NFT’ series is called “Façades”. A Façade represents a deceptive outward appearance that hides the deeper messaging underneath. When we display our ‘Profile Picture’ on social media, we present one layer of ourselves – the façade. Dave challenges this concept: What if your ‘Profile Picture’ could speak volumes about you? His work explores what hides behind the façade and reveals the components underlying a person’s life.
Dave’s video-animated work begins at the façade level, presenting a cartoon tiger. As we delve deeper, the tiger’s façade is unpacked to reveal a myriad of details hidden within Classic Air Jordan Sneakers, a Cryptopunk ‘flex’, and an arcade amongst a wealth of retro artefacts. The sum of these pieces represent the tiger’s true identity, yet we would never have seen these through the façade of the ‘Profile Picture’ alone.
Dave Arcade is an American artist and cartoon surrealist influenced by Max Fleischer, Salvador Dali, MC Escher and the ’80s. Dave’s pieces are etched in clean, black outlines filled with vibrant, nostalgic colours. Dave is a visual storyteller, which is represented in his digital murals that combine a one-two punch of strong thinking presented in elaborate, colourful compositions. Dave has been commissioned by industry titans such as Google, Nickelodeon, Disney, Activision and the NBA’s Utah Jazz.
Note: Successful bidder will be granted a unique NFT work accompanied by 1 digital print of the work.
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