The trending artist of the moment in the United States is called Lina Valentina. After conquering the country from east to west, the young woman quickly became a strong symbol of feminism.
In an exclusive interview for Coingroup, the artist discussed the launch of her first “No More” NFT collection. With this initiative, Lina Valentina wants to take advantage of the web3 community to emphasize the message of the place of women in new technologies. In addition, the artist wants to use this series to expose domestic violence that is still too prevalent today.
Lina Valentina, committed artist
Let’s take a look back at the artist’s journey behind the “No More” collection. Lina Valentina makes her debut on the walls of Brooklyn, the cradle of urban culture. His works are now exhibited in the largest contemporary art galleries in Los Angeles. With her experience and the strength with which she defends her ideas, Lina Valentina has been featured in renowned magazines such as INKspired and Good Weekend Magazine. Finally, in 2018, the artist collaborated with Adidas as part of an exhibition on the mythical Melrose Avenue.
Lina Valentina stands out for her shocking and committed style. With her work, the artist encourages women to expose the domestic violence of which they are victims. Inspired by big names in contemporary culture, such as the famous Salvador Dali, the American translates this message into her art. For example, in his paintings you will find the mouth of a woman, decorated with a zipper. The artist returned to the debates surrounding this production:
† In some exhibitions, my works may have been misinterpreted, in that they thought the zipper was a sign to keep quiet. But it’s the exact opposite, because if you look in detail, the zipper is open and the notches are reversed, so you can’t close it anymore. †
To develop her art, Lina Valentina can count on the support of American stars, enthusiastic about her talent. Latest support to date, rapper Rick Ross who commissioned a performance of a luxury watch from the American prodigy. On the other hand, his paintings have appeared in the Netflix series ” Sell sunset », which highlights the exceptional villas of the California coast.
NFTs as a new communication vector
Developed by Lina Valentina, the “No More” collection pays tribute to all the female victims of violence who have found the strength to denounce it. However, the committed artist also wants to give courage to quiet women, bruised by this everyday hell.
“No More” will thus be composed of 7,777 unique NFTs, created in the artist’s style: from women’s faces to mouths with an open zipper.
This NFT series reflects the great success of World of womenthe NFT series that aims to draw attention to women’s work in the web3 ecosystem† World of women was especially notable for being featured in the TheSandbox metaverse during Alpha Season 2. Some American stars have claimed to have purchased NFTs from this collection, such as Logan Paul, Alec Monopoly and Gary Vee†
During the interview, Lina Valentina indicated that she owns an NFT from the aforementioned collection, bought for 8 ETH. Touched by the power of these tools introduced by the web3, it is natural that she decided to put her art at the service of a greater cause than herself.
When asked about her take on NFTs in the United States, Lina Valentina revealed that the phenomenon is truly inevitable across the Atlantic:
† NFTs and art seem obvious, a new way for artists to express themselves and be heard. Many artists around me position themselves in the NFT sector. Unfortunately, there are still too few female artists in the field, only 5%. The series “No more” also wants to give women the courage to invest in this thriving sector. †
The project roadmap and benefits for NFT holders “Not anymore”
Lina Valentina presents several areas of development to engage a community around her series:
- The first is to create a digital gallery in the metaverse to provide a new space for expression.
- The second is to propose a solution to present digital artworks where desired. To go in this direction, 300 lucky owners of the NFTs of the series ” not anymore for a chance to win a $800 digital photo frame.
- The third axis is to strengthen the bond between Lina and the collectors of her works. NFT owners can meet the artist at a special exhibition taking place at The Cool HeArt Gallery in Los Angeles. NFT holders can also take advantage of discounted prices on the physical works on display.
- Finally, the fourth axis, and certainly the most important to link with the strong message of the NFT collection, is the charitable aspect of the action. In fact, 10% of the revenue generated by the drop is donated to the association SafeHorizonwhich fights for victims of domestic violence, abuse, rape and sexual assault, etc.
To follow the future of this collection
In this turbulent period on the financial markets, initiatives like this seem like a breath of fresh air. Indeed, Lina Valentina is putting her talent at the service of the cause of domestic violence and counting on the support of the web3 community to make their voices heard. As explained before, the “No More” collection is in line with ionic series such as world of women, have had great success. Moreover, collaborations with well-known personalities in the ecosystem are planned, although the details remain confidential for now.
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