Eniosta | Interview with artist Mae NFT. – NFT culture
Eniosta | mae australian is a digital artist working in 3D to create surreal and dreamlike environments. his work is a means of escape, and is shared with the aim of transporting the viewer to his side in a place that will soothe his soul.
Hope you find a little escape. – Mae
Hi, my name is Mae and I go through eniosta online.I I have lived all my life on the east coast of Australia. It’s just the right balance of insane weather, incredible scenery, and excellent humans.
First, where can collectors find your work?
Social: https://twitter.com/enixsta | https://www.instagram.com/
NFT Marketplace: https://makersplace.com/
Can you tell us about your background and what led you to become an artist and eventually experiment with NFTs?
I’ve always been creative in one way or another, which I think was influenced at a very young age by watching my mother paint and my older sister draw. Thinking back to my early childhood when life was a bit chaotic for my family, I always realize how peaceful and calm they were as they focused only on creating something beautiful. I think I really understood – that focusing on creativity was something you could do to get out of the chaos of life.
Growing up I experimented with different mediums, sketching, painting, weaving, sculpting – but none of it ever clicked as something I was very good at or loved enough to pursue too seriously. Around the age of 25, I started using interior design as a creative outlet, which led to 3D modeling. I found the problem-solving side of the work so meditative in itself, like really focusing on how to build something in 3D space from a simple cube or sphere, and my love for the medium only grew from there.
Eventually, I transitioned from selling furniture for video games to creating my own art. In the beginning, my work was also rooted in architecture and interiors, inspired by incredible people like Alexis Christodoulou and Charlotte Taylor. Over time I think I’ve grown to create work that is authentic to me and I think that’s very important.
I’ve been in crypto for six or seven years, but didn’t know much about the NFT space until 2021 when I realized it wasn’t just about collectibles. The whole concept made sense to me as a response to recognizing digital art as real and important, and when I realized how amazing the community was in the space, I had to to be involved.
When did you hit your first NFT? Which platform did you choose and why?
September 30and 2021, on Foundation. At the time I really thought opensea was for pfp collections only and Foundation seemed like the best starting point for a 1/1 job.
Can you tell us one thing you can’t live without? (and why)
My dogs. I am a person who lives with very severe anxiety among a myriad of other mental health issues, and my dogs are the biggest comfort to me during difficult times. There’s nothing quite like cuddling a dog and seeing it in the eye with pure love.
What is your favorite artist(s) (Non NFT)? How does their style resonate with you?
I recently discovered the work of Brett Allen Johnson, an American landscape painter who creates these incredible abstract landscape works that make you melt into them. Brett’s use of light and color is beautiful and I’m inspired to sit down and create something every time I look at his work.
Who is your favorite NFT artist? What makes this artist unique?
If I have to choose just one, I’d say Rhett / Mankind. His use of color to make something real feel surreal is just amazing. His work provokes a real sense of serenity in me and he is absolutely one of my biggest inspirations.
What prompted you to get into NFT art?
I think realizing that some of my favorite artists were in the community and contributing to the space was the boost for me; before that i had this idea that it was all pfp monkeys and day traders. Digital artists kind of tricked us into believing that our work really wasn’t worth anything, and when I realized that wasn’t the case anymore, I felt compelled to participate. It feels like we’re at the start of an artistic revolution and it’s a privilege to be part of it.
What is the NFT piece of art you wish you had bought but missed out on?
Mankinds Rare Abundance. I will absolutely own one someday.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why this location?
Probably Peru, because I feel like I absolutely have to see Rainbow Mountain in Cusco with my own eyes before I die.
What are your other passions besides art? Why?
I guess the most important is psychology. The human brain is such a fascinating thing in so many ways. I studied for a few years to become a psychologist and eventually life got in the way of it, but I approach almost everything from a psychological perspective and I think that helps me better understand myself and the world around me. if I took everything at face value.
One of my favorite activities is talking to someone about something they’re passionate about that I know nothing about. I learn a whole new thing, but I can also see their faces light up with excitement and ask questions about why they’re so interested in that specific thing, and I think I learn a lot about people and their brains that way.
Do you do other art forms?
Not for a while, everything revolves around 3D for 3 years. But I’ve been missing painting lately, so I hope to get my brushes out soon. Painting is a whole different type of meditation and one of my favorite activities is painting while camping in the middle of nowhere.
How did you find your specific style?
It’s quite difficult to condense into a succinct answer but ultimately the basis of my style is as follows:
I create to leave behind the chaos of my own mind, so creating is a meditative process for me. When I started sharing my work on Twitter and it got attention, I realized my work was also meditative for others.
If I had to describe my style, I would say it is soothing, surreal and meditative. For me, these words are what comes naturally from the reason I create. I arrived at the specific visual style by learning about linework and the psychology behind it, and combining that with the elements of nature that I love the most. I have tattoos on each inner elbow, one of mountains and one of ocean.
Of course, there are many artists (Rik Oostenbroek, Six n Five, Andres Reisinger, Mankind) and places (the Rainbow Mountains in Peru, China, the lines forming in the deserts of Arizona and Utah) who helped me refine my work. into what he has become.
How has your style evolved over the years?
It’s crazy to me, but I haven’t been doing art for 12 months yet like I am doing now. During that time though, I see really constant growth and evolution, and I think it’s the insecurity I have about my job that’s constantly pushing me to grow. I’ve gone from creating work that wouldn’t necessarily stand out from any other image if you type “dreamscape” into a pinterest search, to finding something that’s really authentic to me and I’m really proud of it.
What’s coming in the near future?
So many things. I have some really exciting collaborations that will be sprinkled throughout the year; I’m in talks with some very cool art teams about collections I’ll potentially be involved in and beyond, I’m really excited to see how the rest of this year will see my art evolve
How was the collaboration with our friend NoCreative?
‘Abulia’ my collaboration with NoCreative has achieved the highest price to date and is also beyond the biggest chunk in terms of time spent on the project. I’m so proud of what we’ve created, it’s like a perfect meeting of minds.
If you could collaborate with an artist, who would it be?
Humanity, no doubt.
Can you link us to your recent declines?
Do you have any drops coming?
I’m currently working on a piece for PJ Curly’s ‘Women of Web 3.0’ curation on dissrup which I’m really excited to be a part of, and hope to have the last drop of my Seussian collection on opensea done in the next month or more.
What was your biggest failure and what did you learn from it?
There are a bunch of examples I could give of this, but failure itself is trying to conform to what I thought society, or a specific member of it, wanted me to be. I’ve learned (the hard way, and over and over again) that life isn’t about pleasing others – with your actions, with your work, with who you are – it’s about finding yourself and being that person with absolute conviction.
Do you have anything else to share?
Just my sincere gratitude. The NFT community is a truly wonderful corner of the internet to participate in, and the opportunities that have come my way since becoming a part of it have honestly changed my life. I am so grateful for all of this. I can’t wait to see where we’ll all be in five years!