Oscar Civit loves science fiction. With his Illustrations, he wants to show an acidic and cynical vision of modernity, the near future, new technologies and sex. In future, he wants to make a piece for async art. He is thinking of a collection of illustrated characters of a Catalan local tradition.
NFT Granny: “Dear Oscar, thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Looking at your art pieces I do feel a lot of passion and feelings. Is there something you want to express with your art?“
Oscar Civit: I love science fiction, I want my illustrations to show an acidic and cynical vision of modernity, the near future, new technologies, sex…
How did you first become interested in art and how did you get started with it yourself?
Oscar Civit: I have been working in art since I was 18 years old. I exhibited my drawings in cafes and small spaces in my hometown. Then I studied graphic design at art school and became a designer … Although I never stopped painting and drawing, crypto art has allowed me to put graphic design aside and dedicate myself to what really interests me, which are illustrations.
Which of your artworks are you most proud of?
Oscar Civit: I’m proud of my animated illustrations. Because it is the mix of my two passions, illustration and video art. But I also love some of the still illustrations, for example, “P-la3r II”.
Is there an artist you would like to work with? Like a collaboration?
Oscar Civit: Yes, there are many artists that I like to work with. For example: Neurocolor, Robness, Mattia Cuttini.
We are curious 🙂 Would you be willing to share any plans for upcoming projects?
Oscar Civit: I want to make a piece for Async art, and I’m thinking of a collection of illustrated characters of a Catalan local tradition.
Who or what are your biggest influences or sources of inspiration?
Oscar Civit: I’m a big fan of Sci-Fi and classic comic authors (e.g. Moebius, Otomo, Segrelles, Manara) and illustrators like shintaro kago, apollonia sinclair, joan cornellà.
Do you remember the first time you heard about NFT Art?
Oscar Civit: Around two years ago, I heard the term “crypto art” for the first time, and it sounded nerdy/illegal to me. Then in early 2020, a friend told me that he was tokenizing his artwork and he showed me how to do it.
How do you enjoy the NFT Art you have collected? Do you have a way to display it for example at home?
Oscar Civit: I have collected some artworks that I love, but I still have no way to show them at home. One day I will get a screen to display them at my place.
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?
Oscar Civit: Well, I believe that art is a transforming tool of society. I think that the scene needs more disruptive, politically critical art that delves into issues such as racism, sexual diversity, individual identity, social justice.
We would really like to know, where do you see the NFT Art scene in the future?
Oscar Civit: I think we will not talk so much about cryptocurrencies and sales records in the future, and we will talk more about art itself.
What does a normal day for you look like and what do you like to do when you’re not busy with NFT Art?
Oscar Civit: That’s a funny question as my routines are very chaotic. I work in the mornings if I have a graphic or video design project. If I don’t have a project, I can draw all day if I don’t have other things to do.
When I’m not in front of the screen, I take care of my plants (I have a lot) and play with my cat.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Oscar Civit: I have told some artists that it is not easy to find a place in the scene. They must be constant and humble. If their art is good, people will find them.
Is there something aside from art or NFTs you collect?
Oscar Civit: I collect plants.
What do you feel the moment a project you’ve created dropped?
Oscar Civit: That is the best moment. It is pure excitement and fear.
- Full Name: Oscar Civit
- Date of Birth: 20th February 1977
- Current hometown: Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona
Languages she speaks: Catalan, Spanish, a little bit of English
- What did you want to be when you were a child: Explorer
- Education: Degree in Graphic Design
- First Job: Warehouse boy in a supermarket