Juan Garcia Segura

Juan Garcia Segura is an NFT Artist making 3D Motion Art. He gets inspiration everywhere. He tends to look towards daily life and other mediums to get inspired: Music, films, photography, sculpture, architecture, nature, science, technical processes.. That bring ideas to his mind and keeps him fresh. When he creates new art, he feels excitement, frustration, fear, calm and joy – usually in that order. On July 7th, he will have a crypto art collaboration drop on Nifty Gateway with the collective NFT!

NFT Granny: “Dear Juan, it’s a great pleasure to meet you. I must admit, I could watch your animations all day long. One question that has stuck with me, why did you choose the letter “B” in the artwork “Just B”?”

Juan Garcia Segura: “Just B” was a question of economy. I wanted to use letters to have a written message, but the technique I used in this animation needed a lot of resources. So I chose a letter that had a powerful and meaningful message only by itself. Thus the title, “Just B”, conceptualises the process and meaning of the artwork.

How did you first become interested in art, and how did you get started with it yourself?

Juan Garcia Segura: My father is a novelist and a literature professor, and he has always been very interested in art in all its forms. So I guess I had a lot of input at home. From an early age, I read novels, poetry, and comics, consumed a lot of music and movies, made complex stories with my action figures, and tried to write some short tales. In my late teens, I did some music and hip hop instrumentals with my pc. Eventually, I studied photography, which led me to video editing and motion graphics, where I combined everything that I liked. 

Can you tell us more about the story behind your project “Synthetic Cultures”?

Juan Garcia Segura: Synthetic cultures came from a “white page”, or “black screen”, better said. I had the urge to create something, and I didn’t know what. So one night, I stayed very late just trying stuff and having fun. I found a raw metaphor of life being designed in my exploration, and it connected right away with a narrative about synthetic life and AI. The fact that humanity could be on the brink of creating a new life form is really an interesting and exciting topic. 

Which of your artworks are you most proud of? 

Juan Garcia Segura: I’m fond of all of them, but I’m very happy with “Smokey Slicing Liquid Keyframes” (available in MP) and “The Silent Spring”. They were hard ones to do, but I really was 100% able of reproducing what I had in mind.

Is there an artist you would like to work with? Like a collaboration?

Juan Garcia Segura: I would love to work with a sculptor. 

Would you be willing to share any plans for upcoming projects?

Juan Garcia Segura: Yes! I’m very excited about a crypto art collaboration with the collective NFT that will drop on Nifty Gateway on July 7th. I’m proud and humbled of being in that group among some of the best artists and studios from Spain.

Who or what are your biggest influences or sources of inspiration? 

Juan Garcia Segura: I’m, of course, inspired and motivated by the crazy amount of fantastic artwork we can see online nowadays.  But I tend to look towards daily life and other mediums to get inspired. Music, Films, photography, sculpture, architecture, nature, science, technical processes… That bring ideas to my mind and keeps me fresh. 

Is there something specific you are trying to express with your art? 

Juan Garcia Segura: When I get inspired by something, usually there’s an emotional connection behind it. Just a random example: maybe the sun in the afternoon on a table subtly recalls the peace you felt having a snack at your grandma’s house when you were a kid. So I try to infuse these feelings or atmospheres linked to the object of inspiration in the work that I do. A good example where I elaborated this is my piece “The Silent Spring”. But doesn’t have to always be very profound. It can be just about feeling slick or plain silly cheerfulness.

What do you feel when you are creating new art? 

Juan Garcia Segura: Excitement, frustration, fear, calm and joy. Usually in that order.

Do you remember the first time you heard about NFT Art?

Juan Garcia Segura: I remember it was around the beginning of 2020, but I don’t remember what it was exactly.

How do you enjoy the NFT Art you have collected? Do you have a way to display it, for example, at home?

Juan Garcia Segura: I’ve bought only one NFT. I’ve tried to get myself to collect stuff a few times in my life, but it really doesn’t work for me. I like to create; that is what obsesses me. Purchasing and collecting things doesn’t click with me.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Juan Garcia Segura: One I give myself as often as possible: Do what you think is right.

What does a typical day for you look like, and what do you like to do when you’re not busy with NFT Art?

Juan Garcia Segura: I ride my bike to my studio and get busy with my projects. Maybe I meet somebody for lunch or a coffee. Evenings are usually family time. Besides doing stuff with my wife and kids, I spend my free time meeting friends, going to live drawing sessions or getting lost with my bike in the countryside.

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