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A.U Artist Curation: 5 NFT Artists On The Rise

If you follow us on Instagram, you've seen our A.U Artist Curation where we bring you our 5 picks for creatives really establishing themselves in their industry. This week, our CEO, Merrick Porcheddu, is bringing you 5 NFT artists from around the world that are on the rise. Check them out below:

NFT by Merrick Porcheddu


Pak is an artist at the forefront of digital art and crypto media. An anonymous creator, Pak has been active in the world of digital art for over two decades, leveraging evolving technology to create boundary-pushing artwork. They are the founder and lead designer of the studio Undream and the creator of Archillect, an AI built to discover and share stimulating visual media. In the burgeoning NFT space, Pak has established themselves as a leader of striking artwork, novel token mechanisms, and evolving media.


XCOPY also remains a mystery as an artist. The only thing the masses know about this artist is that he is London-based. He too is one of the most influential artists and comes among the top tiers in the case of sales. The style that he uses in his artworks is very much unique and people can easily point out that this is XCOPY’s work.

Klarens Malluta

Klarens Malluta is an Albanian visual artist, or as he calls himself, an Experimental artist. He has been creating artworks, posters, and animations every day since 2017, experimenting with different software and techniques to generate original visual content. Since then Klarens has worked with several international clients such as Dj Snake, Ultra Music, Galantis, Empire Records, Steve Aoki, Jackboy, etc.

His inspiration comes from elements of the 80s, such as shapes, color palettes, and clouds, expressing himself through a very modern style described as retro-futuristic, glitchy, and very playful.

Anthony Sims

Anthony Sims' bold, chaotic expressions resurrect Mississippi's delta blues, refined by street culture and American Hip-Hop. Sims' work is known for having vivid background imagery, monstrous figurative characters, warm-toned patches, and articulate lines of poetry. Anthony has exhibited in Memphis, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Oakland, Austin, and London with his works selling for five figures in both primary and secondary markets. In 2021, Anthony gained media headlines through the creation of animated NFTs with the most well-known animation and painting, "Not Sure About Myself, I Am Certain," which sold for $99k in a primary sale. Sims makes raw, unfiltered figurative paintings that capture life from the eyes of bi-racial, Southern Americans who seek greater purpose and desire to overcome adversity regardless of their circumstances.

Prince Ude

Prince Ude is a CG environment artist specializing in and combining interests in the different worlds of art, design, and film with a style consisting of bold use of colors and cinematic imagery.

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