Andy Picci
Paris, FRA

Andy Picci’s work revolves around fame, social networks and the deeper quest for self-identity. The artist is obsessed with the torments of an age that is dominated by social media.

"How do we separate dreams from reality in a world where reality isn’t necessarily tangible anymore?"

Andy Picci

Confession (I dream to have a dream), 2021

Video (3D, DM)
00:15 min

OPEN EDITION
Available from 7 OCTOBER – 7 DECEMBER 2021 MIDNIGHT CEST

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR COLLECTORS 

The NFT will be delivered to the automatically created MISA wallet within 72 hours after the end of sale on 7 December 2021. The minting process will start once the edition size has been determined and the edition numbers can be assigned. 

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€250 €297,50 incl. VAT.
Ever since social media sprang up, society has been torn between an unconscious desire for exhibition and even voyeurism on the one hand, and conc...

Ever since social media sprang up, society has been torn between an unconscious desire for exhibition and even voyeurism on the one hand, and concerns around privacy and the treatment of personal data on the other. This leads to a contradictory response: what is private is made public in order to seek validation, yet the user is unable to voice their feelings. For this series of sky lettering, Picci showcases confessions that unknown people shared with him via direct messages on Instagram.

By taking these intimate thoughts and publishing them as giant sky messages for everyone to see, Picci evokes compassion and offers mental support for those experiencing loneliness.

The liquid look of the letters references the book LIQUID MODERNITY by Zygmunt Bauman, in which the concept of liquid society replaces that of postmodernity. In a liquid society, as opposed to a solid society, structures of the common organisation are created collectively. Social status, identity and achievement are defined only in terms of individual choice and can vary, fluctuating rapidly in line with demand for flexibility. Picci defines social relations as becoming increasingly intangible in today’s society, citing love and feelings as evidence of the impalpability of relationships.

Contract Address: A.20187093790b9aef
Token Standard: A.1d7e57aa55817448
Blockchain: Flow
Metadata: Centralized

Interview

How did you get into digital art?

When I was working on the construction of identity, it got me thinking about analysing social media and people’s habits and behaviours.  I was interested in using social media as a full artistic medium rather than just a gallery to showcase my art, and so I felt I had to dive into virtuality to express my vision.

What is a place that inspires you?

Any landscape. I love being in places where I can see the horizon without any obstacles. Maybe that’s why, when in I am in the city, I just love to look at the sky. It gives me a feeling of freedom.

What was your first memorable encounter with fine art?

It was in Montreal, when I discovered Anri Sala’s work. His exhibition at MAC Montreal gave me a deeper understanding of art practice and taught me to expand the boundaries of my expression.

What was the last dream you had?

I remember I was traveling, although I can’t remember from where to where. I was driving a cabriolet car through a landscape of some sort, with unusual colours. What I remember most is the feeling I had: I was so serene, not late, not in a hurry, I was just there…

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