Serwah Attafuah is multidisiplinary artist, designer and musician based on Dharug land/West Sydney, Australia. She creates surreal cyber dreamscapes and heavenly wastelands, populated by afro-futuristic abstractions of self with strong ancestral and contemporary themes.
Serwah has collaborated and been commissioned by clients including Mercedes Benz, Nike, GQ, Adobe, Paris Hilton and Charli XCX. Recent notable achievements include her participation in both Sotheby’s ‘Natively Digital’ NFT auctions and ‘Apotheosis’: a live motion capture experience with Soft Centre at The Sydney Opera House.
READ Our Q&A with Serwah Attafuah Below
Serwah Attafuah CONSENSUAL HALLUCINATIONS (detail)
In your crystal ball, what are your predictions for NFTs in the next 5 years?
We will definitely see more music NFT’s. I think the current system of the music industry will be totally disrupted by blockchain technology.
How did you first hear about NFTs, what did you think and when was that?
I first heard about NFT’s through Superrare and a couple early digital artists’ Instagram pages in 2018. I hadn’t heard the term ‘NFT’ yet but I kept seeing the word ‘Cryptoart’ popping up on their pages. At the time I thought it was just a word for describing an artistic style or genre of artwork, I never thought to look into the meaning! Looking back on it I definitely should have investigated further!
Do you have a favorite NFT in your wallet / project you idolize and why?
I love my Poshgod tape NFT’s. I found Poshgods art and music like 5-6 years ago and instantly thought it was groundbreaking stuff. We’ve become friends now and I feel so stoked to have some of his pieces in my wallet!
What have NFTs enabled for you? (economically, creatively, community wise)
It’s helped me in numerous ways. I’m able to connect with a whole new community of friends and to me that’s priceless. I’m able to finance my workflow and upgrade my tools without having to rely on client work, creatively I feel heaps inspired because I’m exposed to so much amazing work I never knew existed.
What attracted you about showcasing at Satellite?
I’m really excited about Satellite because it’s fantastic to have a physical show for NFT art here in Sydney!
Tell us a bit about your art practice and any key themes throughout your work?
My work deals with themes of Afrofuturism, world building and surreal portraiture.
What advice do you have for other artists/collectors trying to break into NFTs?
You have to stay true to your artistic vision, don’t change your style to suit the mold you think NFT’s fit in. And get a hardware wallet…
Don’t miss seeing Serwah Attafuah NFTs at Satellite 2022
A month-long, digitally immersive and sensory experience Bringing together over 40 NFT artworks from leading influential Australian and international artists, in Bondi Beach this March.