what's at the intersection of art and technology?

this april we saw an all time high of usage across primitives. thank you to all of the artists continuing to create such amazing work. and welcome to the developers reading this because you signed up to test our protocol!

as we move into next month, look out for new features that help creators share their process, even more ways to monetize artwork (hint: memecoins), and a new way to experience primitives on your desktop ;)

keep scrolling to learn more about all of the exciting things happening in our community.

with love,

you continue to impress us with unique gems and curated galleries! click below to check out some featured ones, then make your own!

200k gems minted!

memecoin giveaways

app update: gem story

we’ve seen so many amazing works of art on primitives and thanks to you we passed 200k gems minted!

we’re all super excited to keep building a space for your work to flourish.

memecoins are blowing up! and we’ve been excited to see them used throughout the ecosystem. to support the fun, we’ve created some experiences to use memecoins in app.

this month we selected $LSP as a coin to share with our users! we ran weekly contests to highlight top creators on primitives and support the $LSP movement across twitter. 

we also loved seeing the responses from everyone and will continue to promote our favorite memecoins through giveaways in may - stay tuneddd :)

we’re creating a totally new way to describe your process when creating your gems.

soon you’ll be able to add the full story behind your work. share details about your process, goals, and inspiration behind your art for everyone to learn from.

see gem story live starting next week!

antonio ferreira jr, a self-made artist from dmv with a diverse cultural background, found his passion for music amidst the fusion of influences from his brazilian roots and hip-hop culture. despite facing periods of instability, he persevered, honing his skills in music production and visual arts, ultimately birthing his persona, fuhhrare. now, a multifaceted creative force, fuhhrare not only crafts beats and performs on stage but also delves into modeling and graphic design, embodying the essence of a modern-day renaissance artist.

what sparked your creativity? 

growing up i was influenced by my two sisters and my next door neighbor. my sisters were artistic in general and my neighbor was a writer. he inspired my passion for storytelling. seeing his work made me feel comfortable talking about things i usually wouldn't through my music. 

what’s your primary medium? 

while music is my main focus right now, i historically spent a lot of time drawing and collaging.

what themes do you explore in your music? 

i try to incorporate my life and experiences across my art. life in essence is an ongoing series of changed plans and pivots – and the experience of the unexpected and adaptation we all go through is something speak to in my work. 

what’s your favorite work of art? 

i really love Salvador Dalì. my favorite piece of his is “the elephants.” i like when something inspires me to think outside of the box and that piece, which is so obscure yet moving, inspires me to do a lot. 

what's your biggest challenge as an artist and how do you work to overcome it? 

self doubt and perfectionism. being in my head and overly critical about my work is something i grapple with. i often feel like i can’t or don't want to continue a given piece because of my inner critic. it’s one of the biggest endeavors i face as a creative. but that said, i think you just have to try to get over it in order to make something that you feel it's worth making for yourself.

what makes you want to be an artist? 

a big part of it is being able to express myself and my perspective. i really value the ability to share a vision or thought that could possibly be unique — i enjoy the process of trying to communicate that with others. another part of my pursuit is just being able to have an effect on people through art.

growing up, certain pieces of art, whether it be music, visual art, etc. spoke to me. and having the freedom to express myself while also knowing that someone could be affected by that, and possibly change their viewpoint or think differently is motivating. i find it important to provide little beacons that might be influential to others.

until next time, keep creating and be on the lookout for more updates to come!

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