Luk aka 25m42 is an Austrian NFT Artist and was recently part of the project “Artvatars”. As an artist, he is always trying to learn new technics and render things that are appealing to him. But overall, he rarely has any concepts for his art: He let them happen. His sources of inspiration are nature and his mind. 😊
NFT Granny: “Dear 25m42, I am really looking forward to the interview to learn more about you as an artist and your artwork. But something I was confused about from the beginning was your name: What does it mean? What is the story behind it?“
25m42: My Name! I never wanted to connect this project with myself. It was supposed to be a learning project. Well, nowadays it is me. So 25 is my lucky number, and M42 is my favourite nebula.
How did you first become interested in art and how did you get started with it yourself?
25m42: My Ex-girlfriend (Artist: Cle cosinus) brought me kind of into visual art. She was doing it ever since and showed me some stuff. I first tried with Photoshop and Processing to make art stuff like this came out
After a while, I bought myself a PC, and a friend installed some 3d software, and I started watching tutorials, and here I am today.
Can you tell us more about the story behind your project “Stairway to Heaven”?
25m42: As often in my projects, I learned a new technic and tried to render something appealing to my eyes. I rarely have a concept for my art; I let them happen.
Which of your artworks are you most proud of?
25m42: I haven´t made that piece yet! I like many of my works, but I need some years more to be proud of them. I think I need some years more.
Is there an artist you would like to work with? Like a collaboration?
We are curious 🙂 Would you be willing to share any plans of upcoming projects?
25m42: As mentioned before, there are no plans, so I am sometimes surprised myself what happened.
Can you tell us a little more about artvatars? How did you get into it? What do you think of the project?
25m42: Yeah, that was quite something to be part of. One day MantaXR great collector, and a really friendly person came to me and bought some pictures. We talked, and he asked me many things about how I make my art. If I use other peoples work and so on. Then he bought some pieces, which was incredible for me; he really wanted to support me, and I was just blown away. Then he said if you liked this, I still have a surprise for you. And I was able to join this fantastic project. It was a great experience meeting new artists, becoming friends with some, and being part of such a vast and well-planned project!
How do you enjoy the NFT Art you have collected? Do you have a way to display it, for example, at home?
25m42: Sometimes I go and check my collection. I haven’t printed them out or anything, and to be honest, many of the pieces are from friends I tried to push a little bit. Still, I enjoy their pieces, and I’m glad I got them.
Which tools do you use to create your art?
25m42: I use mostly Houdini and Zbrush to build my geometrie and redshift to render them.
Who or what are your biggest influences or sources of inspiration?
25m42: NATURE and my Mind… H.R.Giger, Peter Girc, and Beeple inspired me to start project 25m42.
Have you been active in the offline art world?
25m42: Not really, since I cannot paint or draw at all. I printed some of my art and plan to 3D print some other things of mine.
What does a typical day for you look like, and what do you like to do when you’re not busy with NFT Art?
25m42: I love being outside in the mountains, hiking, biking and wintertime skiing ski-touring.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
25m42: Enjoy as much as possible!
Is there something aside from art or NFTs you collect?
25m42: Yes! I collect crystals.
- Full Name: Luk
- Date of Birth: 12th November 1988
Languages she speaks: German, English
First Job: Gardener