Mika Bar-On Nesher: How did you get started in the NFT Space?
Diewiththemostlikes: The same way a dying old man eases his way into a crockpot of tepid bath water set to keep warm for the last decade, one inconsequential ounce of sagging skin at a time. I’d been creating digital art for about 10 years and physicals for my whole life, so when a random internet stranger with ambiguous intentions told me I could possibly sell cans of fuckable monster energy, I was delighted. HIC ET NUNC, the OG Tezos platform, was a formative orgy of unchecked creativity to grow in and make some damn good friends. That’s the place that embraced the uncanny prose and odes to strip malls and hometowns we’d never leave first, forever grateful for that.
MBON: Consumption is a major theme in your work; how do you view the digital cycle in relation to America’s obsession with excess?
DWTML: There isn’t much difference between the passive consumption, digestion, and sickening expulsion of flavorless digital content and the devouring of a ketamine pile of goat knuckle from an Arby’s off of US31. We chew because there’s nothing better to do. We wade through a retention pond of celebrity gossip and viral videos to avoid thinking about the rapidly deteriorating fruit platter that will be served at our sparsely attended funeral. Excess is a necessary distraction from embracing the fact that we are the lips and buttholes of a generation.
MBON: Can you tell us about your process when creating your digital paintings? What do you draw inspiration from?
DWTML: Mainly things around me. I’m a writer so everything gets embellished, I’ll inherit the lifetime of regret in a recreational vehicle rusting in a front yard or the sadness of a man unboxing a Fleshlight in the parking lot of an adult bookstore. I think about freshly paved asphalt a lot and the fact that most of our hometowns aren’t all that different.
Reposted from: superrare.com