Jenni Pasanen is a digital artists from Finnland. Art has been with her all her life. She gets her inspiration from the world around her. Based on what she sees and experiences. For her, Art is a mirror and a way to express herself. She loves to enjoy nature during long walks when she is not busy with digital Art.
NFT Granny: “Dear Jenni – thank you so much for your time. You mint your art on different chains. Which one is your favourite and why?“
Jenni Pasanen: I must say Tezos as it’s the one where I started from. Also, what kept me in TEZ is the community and the people I met while also meeting so many wonderful sweet people through other chain communities.
How did you first become interested in art, and how did you get started with it yourself?
Jenni Pasanen: Art has been with me all my life, so I don’t know when I became interested in it as it has always been there. I remember that in my teens came a time when I decided to invest my time more seriously in art and grow my skills.
Could you tell us more about the story of your Artwork “0116AI”
Jenni Pasanen: The piece’s inspiration came purely through the generated Image. In the generated Image, I saw the struggle, pain and also a passion, a wide variation of emotions depending on which angle you looked at it. From the generated Image, I started painting and sculpting out what I saw in it. You could say, in a way, as stone carvers say, that sculpture is already stone. You must carve it out; the same happens with some generated images.
Which of your artworks are you most proud of?
Jenni Pasanen: I could say there’s something I am proud of in all of the pieces. As each of them is a part of me and everyone is individual and carries their own story, you cannot choose a favourite child either! 😀
Like many other artists, the artworks that happened through the most struggle or biggest brainchild are always the ones you remember the best.
Is there an artist you would like to work with? Like a collaboration?
Jenni Pasanen: There aren’t specific people in my mind. I just love to work with people who have good boogie and passion.
We are curious 🙂 Would you be willing to share any plans for upcoming projects?
Jenni Pasanen: Oh boy, there’s plenty to come, and every time I finish one, two more to come!
Lately, a lot of time has gone to writing and organizing. On the art side: Multiple collabs (queue of those are reaching behind the corner), packing up big projects first phase, projects that involve code and interactive elements, event pieces, Genesis, edition-based mini collection with the fun system, ongoing projects, oh man this list goes on — if I keep thinking about it I get stress attack.
Who or what are your biggest influences or sources of inspiration?
Jenni Pasanen: Everything around you. We build our world based on what we see and experience, so I get inspiration from everything I see. It can be very random, from a stick you found in your backyard to a sentence you hear from someone who passed you by.
There’s beauty in everything, and when you see it, everything can launch an idea and something new and unexpected. This is why I love GAN. It’s an unlimited world of imagination.
Is there something specific you are trying to express with your art?
Jenni Pasanen: For me, art means expressing myself. It is my language and mirror of me. When I create, I am creating who I am on canvas. It’s a doorway to one’s head & imagination.
How do you enjoy the NFT Art you have collected? Do you have a way to display it for example at home?
Jenni Pasanen: I may be the worst collector, and I constantly miss so many drops. When I see something I like, I get it and keep it. To this day, I haven’t sold a piece I’ve collected. I am very minimalistic and don’t have any other furniture than a bed and table. If possible, I just would get rid of everything physical; that’s why I love NFT. Everything is stored digitally in a compact way; the only weight they have are bits. I haven’t got pretty much anything hung on walls, as I want my surroundings at home to be empty. This way, I can keep my mind at ease and get bored, which is key to making new connections and imagination run.
What would be your biggest wish for the NFT Art scene? What is currently missing / not fully developed to reach full potential out of it?
Jenni Pasanen: Get rid of all Ruggers and Scammers? Of course, there are many things to improve, but I can’t recall anything specific in my mind at this moment. Web3/NFTs have reached only so few, and many things are still in baby shoes. We’re getting there little by little.
We would really like to know, where do you see the NFT Art scene in the future?
Jenni Pasanen: I bet more and more people will join as they see all the possibilities it brings with it. Positive things ahead!
Which tools do you use to create your art?
Jenni Pasanen: I use GAN combined with digital art. As my GAN tool, I use Artbreeder, and from generated pictures, I twist, cut and bend them to the vision/inspiration they have brought to me. And from that, I start digitally painting and mixing the images as a new piece of art.
What does a typical day for you look like, and what do you like to do when you’re not busy with digital Art?
Jenni Pasanen: On an average day, I usually do sports and eat two times a day, and the rest of the time, I create and reply to messages here and there, and the time that I have left after all that, I sleep what I can. I am always busy with NFTs. I love creating so much, so most of my free time goes to it, but when I take a break, I enjoy walking in nature or biking while admiring the architecture of houses as a hobby.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Jenni Pasanen: There are so so so so many, but maybe the most important is: Listen.
Is there something aside from art or NFTs you collect?
Jenni Pasanen: Sticks, rocks and chestnuts I find on the ground. I don’t collect anything much. I enjoy the freedom of not owning things as they could chain me down. Stick and rocks are just for fun, and don’t chain you. As they break and disappear every time I move, they find their way back home to nature and the circle of life.
What do you feel the moment a project you’ve created dropped?
Jenni Pasanen: Many feelings don’t know how to describe. It also depends so much on the work. It’s very much a feeling you feel when you put yourself out there for everyone to see. There isn’t a word for it as it’s many from happiness – fear to excitement!
- Full Name: Jenni Pasanen
- Languages she speaks: Finnish & English
- Education: Graphic Design
- First Job: Graphic Designer (I had also summer jobs, but they were so short, so I won’t count them in)