In conversation with Matthew Ferrick

In this episode of Fakewhale Live, host Jesse Draxler has a chat with Matthew Ferrick, Creative Lead at Nifty Gateway.

A conversation focusing on creativity and art in society, as well as their involvement in the crypto art world: Jesse and Matthew discuss the current state of the art market and the importance of curation.

In discussing the current art market, Matthew Ferrick points out that relying on large collectors for income is not sustainable. 

In particular Matthew emphasizes the importance of challenging people’s preconceptions about art and how crypto can help bring out creativity in more people, while also discussing how artists are playing a more important role in the publishing world and how the ecosystem will be more artist-led and focused on quality than quantity in the future.

Towards the end of the conversation, they discuss “Publishers” in Nifty, a feature designed to open the gates to more people while still maintaining quality. 

Jesse Draxler is an LA-based artist working in mixed media and digital formats to create deconstructed, distorted images.

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