Tim Grove is a Sydney artist and designer exploring visual communication and expression.
Stimulated by abstract and surreal art, cinema, science and architecture, Tim’s aesthetic language is compelled forward by frantic curiosity. Perpetually seeking new forms and techniques, a dedication to constant incremental improvement inform a distinct, genre and practice melding style that overwhelms the daily noise. Tim’s intention is to grip, entertain and enrapture the viewer or passer-by.
A versatile skillset with foundations in art direction and graphic design, he is fluent in 3D motion design, procedural art, photography and animation. This versatility is compounded by a deliberate and critical thought process, aligning strategic outcomes to a creative filter in reply to commercial and artistic briefs.
Tim has directed and produced projects for renowned musicians, artists and international corporations. His unique work has provided the identity, look and feel sought by agencies, brands and project managers around the world.
READ Our Q&A with time grove Below
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Tell us a bit about your art practice and any key themes throughout your work?
My background is in graphic design and while learning 3D became a massive source of creative freedom for me, it’s the discoveries I’ve made when merging these two mediums that has resonated with me the most.
What attracted you about showcasing at Satellite?
When I first started making digital art in the early 2000s, it was always a dream to find a way to have it accepted into a gallery and received with the same reverence that traditional art enjoyed. When I saw NFTs accelerate at the beginning of 2021 I started to realise that this dream was finally starting to materialise.
Can you tell us more about the story and inspiration behind your Satellite submission?
Over the holiday break of 2021 I took some time to develop new workflows. The three pieces displayed at Satellite represent some of the discoveries made during that period and are the initial voyage into a larger body of work that I’d like to develop. Each piece is a loop of bright and bold abstract graphics compiled as a digital collage and seasoned with a little bit of nostalgia.
Do you have a favourite NFT in your wallet / project you idolise and why?
It would be a close tie between Bumpy’s Self-Medication and Nic Hamilton’s submerged_stockmod. I love both.
Who/what are your biggest influences and where do you find your inspiration for your art?
Growing up I loved reading car magazines and looking at the art that came with CDs. These had a major impact on how I began to view media (especially typography) long before I had even heard of graphic design as a discipline. Adjacent to this I read books on art history, watched anime and became obsessed with science, fashion and computers.
In your crystal ball, what are your predictions for NFTs in the next 5 years?
I think the NFTs of today will mark an interesting and archival period of the technology. As AR hardware begins to integrate into our lives and many of the utilitarian benefits of NFTs are realised I expect that the use of them in day to day life will become much more commonplace.
Don’t miss seeing Tim Grove NFTs at Satellite 2022
international NFT art
exhibition in Sydney
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.