Wes Cockx is a Designer based in Brooklyn, New York – balancing personal & commercial work under the name CREAM.
He mixes visual styles drawing inspiration equally from pop culture, street fashion, and product design. He strongly believes in exploring and experimenting with visual styles, techniques and software to push the limits of his own creativity.
READ Our Q&A with WES COCKX Below
Wes Cockx, Explorations 22 (Detail)
What have you been up to, what have you been working on over the last year?
Apart from experiments with my personal art & synthesizers I have had a very busy 2021 with client work, I’ve done a lot of collaborations with companies like Microsoft, Apple, Bala and Google.
Tell us a bit about your art practice and any key themes throughout your work
I am a Designer based in Brooklyn, New York – balancing personal and commercial work under the name CREAM.
I am a strong believer in exploring and experimenting with visual styles, techniques and software to push the limits of my own creativity.
How did you first hear about NFTs, what did you think and when was that?
I first got into NFTs early 2021 after a friend gave me an invite to FND.
It started with a whirlwind crash course of trying to understand the world of crypto but it felt great as an artist to grow and do my own thing outside of the limitations of a client brief.
What attracted you about showcasing at Satellite?
Apart from being a part of Sydney’s first International NFT art exhibition the lineup of artists is an honor to be a part of, a lot of friends and heroes!
Can you tell us more about the story and inspiration behind your Satellite submission?
Transmission is a colorful trio of animations where all movement is generated procedurally without any key frames, inspired by the toys of the 80s and useless gadgets – these machines don’t function!
What advice do you have for other artists/collectors trying to break into NFTs?
There are so many aspects and nuances to the NFT world that it’s hard to do this in a short answer.
To artists I’d say do you and don’t compromise, don’t stare at the success of others but do this for yourself and the passion for your work.
To collectors I’d say respect the above and see past hype and a following, collect because you love the work and what the artist stands for.
Is there an NFT you’re most proud of, and why?
I don’t have any specific favorites myself, I love working on a piece but as soon as it is finished and out there in the wild it is done for me and I move on to something else.
It’s a good habit to look forward only, keeps me hungry to grow.
Do you have a favorite NFT in your wallet?
I love all the pieces I’ve collected in my modest collection for different reasons but if I have to pick one it would be Conjure by Kervin Brisseaux.
Who/what are your biggest influences and where do you find your inspiration for your art?
Inspiration is everywhere for me, throughout the years I’ve found it healthy to move away from instagram and portfolio websites to use as inspiration.
I like to think I mix a visual style drawing inspiration equally from pop culture, street fashion, and product design.
Can you share any plans for upcoming projects?
I will be mostly focusing on my “Experiment & Discover’ Opensea collection in 2022, it’s the home for my personal explorations.
As I want everybody to be able to collect my work it’s a collection of 1/1 edition pieces only with a low buy now price.
Apart from that I have some plans for late this year of special pieces on other platforms but can’t share any more details on that just yet!
Don’t miss seeing Wes CockX 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.