Despite finishing a fine art degree, Bricx, full name Bricx Martillo Dumas and sometimes known as ShrimpPaste, has spent the last ten years trying to find his artistic voice. He was initially influenced by the Surrealistic movement and Fauvism and began to dabble in digital art when typhon Haiyan hit his native Philippians in 2013.
A keen mountaineer and lover of nature, this devastating storm pushed him from being a concerned citizen of the planet to a devoted climate activist. This passion was to also influence his art which increasingly drew inspiration from the collapsing climate themes.
He discovered the DigitalArt4Climate competition in November 2021 organised by IAAI GloCha in collaboration with the UN-Habitat youth programme. The NFT platform chosen by UN-Habitat was Unique Network, offering carbon neutral NFTS using its more efficient and scalable proof-of-stake solution, currently built for the Kusama and Polkadot blockchain networks.
The aim of the competition was to inspire and promote climate action through the power of culture and technology, and to empower the update of digital innovation by the creative community in an accessible and meaningful way.
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