NFTulle: Origins

One of Turkey's foremost contemporary artists, İrfan Önürmen has designed a groundbreaking, new collection. NFTulle: Origins is a series of 150 unique NFTs that tells the story of our ever-changing world through its cultural signs and symbols. Based on his well-known body of tulle works, this collection is the first phase of his upcoming NFT series of multidimensional artworks, and will only be available for three months. It represents the beginning of a new exploration of themes related to personal identity and the human experience, themes that Önürmen has been developing throughout his career.

About İrfan Önürmen

İrfan Önürmen's Biography

İrfan Önürmen graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Painting, in 1987. He addresses the impact of mass media on human experience and its visual representation through collage, painting, and sculpture. His work reveals the relationships and discrepancies between personal and public experience as seen through the lens of contemporary media. Even before the NFT era, Önürmen has been merging different materials, creating unique artworks that document his perspective on our rapidly changing technological climate and its global impact on personal identity.

Önürmen has had numerous museum exhibitions worldwide including 6 positions in critical art from Istanbul, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin; 9 Contemporary Turkish Painters, Brussels, Belgium; Dis-order at Katara Art Center in Doha, Qatar; Made in Turkey, Kulturdezernat der Stadt, Frankfurt, Germany; New Baghdad Museum and Terror Factory, Thessaloniki Contemporary State Art Museum, Greece. The artist’s works are in numerous private and public collections including the Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, Turkey and the Leon Black Collection, USA. Önürmen is represented by C24 Gallery in New York City.

The Story of NFTulle

NFTulle is a follow-up to İrfan Önürmen's previous projects, İmge Dükkanı and Today, where he explored his perception of modern society as a system of codes and symbols. İmge Dükkanı was designed and exhibited as an installation based on randomly selected patterns and symbols. During the exhibition, the viewing audience was involved in the process of creating different images. In his Today series, the artist drew anonymous human faces on tulle and added a new layer with symbols on top of them.

Never one to perceive art as a rigid field of study and always incorporating new techniques and ideas into his practice, Önürmen's creative language is based on the questioning of both material and medium, as well as what belongs to people and society. In this new work, he has immersed himself in the practices of the new conceptual dimension of the NFT world to continue his visual exploration of language and meaning in the most cutting edge medium in today’s art world.

Frequently Asked Questions

NFT stands for non-fungible token. An NFT is basically data that is accounted for in a digital ledger, and that data represents something specific, such as a unique piece of art or a game token. An NFT consists of secured code, thus it provides an opportunity for protected ownership and transfer of digital property.

NFT minting is the process by which your digital art or digital content becomes a part of the Ethereum blockchain, thus becoming available for private ownership. Think of it as its release into the world, similar to the release of a new record or movie.

The mint date of the collection will be in May 12, 2022. Stay tuned to our social media accounts for the exact date.

The mint price is 0.4 ETH.

NFTulle: Origins by İrfan Önürmen is a collection of 150 unique NFTs. The next series will be even bigger, so stay tuned!

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