@larsnagler is an artist living in Germany between Pirna and Leipzig. Since 1996, Lars has been working in creative fields ranging from stage design to filmmaking, 3D design, digital art to music. Lars studied Visual Communication at Bauhaus Weimer and is currently doing freelance creative work and operating a music label.
How would you describe your work?
I have been freelancing in 3D/2D/digital and sound design since 2007, so I bring a lot of creative experience to the table. The themes in my work involve a lot of depth. The work isn’t always clear for the viewer at first and this can be challenging when it comes to attracting collectors. The main themes you’ll find in my work are pseudo-science, nature, organic and living things. I find ways to take elements from one or more of these themes and build on it in each piece that I create. This year, I started working with AI and a whole new world of possibilities opened up.
How did you get started with NFTs?
Spring of 2021 is when I first dove into NFTs. It took some time to familiarize myself with all of the technicalities. But once I understood it, I began to mint my work on Foundation and HEN. I had been on Twitter since 2010 but had never really used it. Once I started working with NFTs, I started using it to find like-minded people in the community. It helped me build up a large network that got me where I am today.
How have NFTs helped you as a creator?
Seeing the possibilities that NFTs offered, opened up my whole world. My creativity and drive exploded. I was inspired to really start diving into my favorite themes creatively. The first few times my work was sold, I felt so much appreciation for my collectors. It was an incredibly rewarding experience and an exhilarating feeling of accomplishment. I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
What advice would you give to creators who are new to NFTs?
My main advice: don’t expect anything. Unfortunately, it’s hard to predict what’s going to do well in the NFT space. And it’s not always about the quality of the art, but more about the popularity and kitschy-ness that catches on with collectors. I also feel like the NFT space is a bit like a caste system, where people split out into their own silos and don’t really connect with others outside of those silos.. So, for creators, I would say, don’t be surprised if your reach loses momentum at some point. Just like the traditional art space, there are a small few at the top that people are willing to spend a ton of money on. But there are also tens of thousands still trying to get noticed. You have to be very patient.
How do you think OIX can contribute to your success?
So far, OIX looks like a great option for creators. If OIX acts primarily in the interest of the artists, I think that it will be a successful platform.
Would you join OIX as an early adopter?
Why not…? 😉