NFT of the Day: Silent Wave by @RikOostenbroek

Tue 21 Sep 2021 ▪ 12h20 ▪ 4 min read — by Katie Donaldson

Today is 18th September, and here’s another part of CoinTribune’s NFT of the Day series with more not-too-trendy but deep and probably underestimated digital artworks that are fortunate enough to have taken the form of non-fungible tokens.

If you’d like to see what NFT was featured in the previous instalment click here. Here we go!

Art’s perpetual growth

For hundreds, if not thousands, of years we’ve come back to the same, consistent vessel of reflection of reality: art. Art is a mirror. Creativity is a reflection of so many things, not least of which is the current state we, as a humanity, find ourselves in. This includes political environments, major cultural events, as well as technological progress. And it’s always interesting to see how art changes when artists grow.

Van Gogh with his ever changing colour palettes, Monet with his progressing abstraction, Picasso always switching between different plots and styles  — all are perfect examples of how art never stays the same. When an artist like that is painting, they will almost always say they are searching for something — searching for that next breakthrough, searching for ways to express what they are feeling, searching for ways to say the same thing but in a different way.

And here’s another example of such a search. Today we will look at how one artist grew in the last 15 years. 

Silent Wave by @RikOostenbroek 

The abstract NFT called Silent Wave by @RikOostenbroek became a revelation to the artist himself. 

“It’s kind of crazy to see how I developed myself during the past 15 years. From doing hectic chaotic pieces into an artist that’s a sucker for simpler approaches and let the colours and forms do all the talking. It’s actually quite similar the way I’ve developed myself as a human being when looking back,” he commented.

Artwork’s waves and general sense of calm might be mirroring how peaceful the artist feels at this stage of his life. This NFT makes us feel secure, just like how gentle and relaxed people usually make us feel in real life.

The colour palette palette surprises, energizes and comforts. Soft peach blossom, sunset pink and silky white pop next to sophisticated dark blue and crisp purple. @RikOostenbroek clearly sought out a freedom of color and print within the boundaries of clean and modern shapes.

Make sure to let us know your thoughts!

What thoughts does it instil? Maybe you would like to contribute to the next NFT of the Day? 

We are glad to inform you that you have a unique opportunity to share your thoughts about the industry of non-fungible tokens with us!

Drop us a line here, and make sure to attach the links to the artworks you find interesting, as well as a few words as to why exactly you think they’re notable. We will consider all the incoming works, and if your choice resonates with ours, it will get featured in one of the upcoming instalments of NFT of the Day! 

And, of course, be sure to share your works if you’re an artist. We’ll be ever so happy to help you get your art around. 

Katie Donaldson

I went full time crypto back in June 2018, and have never looked back. I want to help persuade as many people as possible to come and build the decentralised future! Let’s go!


The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this article belong solely to the author, and should not be taken as investment advice. Do your own research before taking any investment decisions.

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