The Future of Digital Art & NFT with Monty Preston of Saatchi Art

Why are artists creating NFTs and what are the various NFT use cases going to be in the future?

In this edition of the UpTech Report, host Alexander Ferguson talks to art expert Monty Preston from Saatchi Art to learn more about NFT, digital art, cryptocurrency, blockchain tech, and where this is all going.

At its core, Saatchi Art is an online marketplace for independent artists to sell their artwork. It currently features over 1.4 million original artworks created by 94 thousand emerging artists from around the world, and 110+ countries are represented to date.

But in the future, it’s likely that the focus is going to be more and more about digital art. The real questions are, what will NFT in the Metaverse actually look like and how soon are we heading towards mainstream adoption? Plus, what are the environmental impacts of NFT and cryptocurrency, and should we be worried?

Monty Preston is the Manager of Art Advisory and Curation at Saatchi Art. Saatchi Art is the world’s leading online gallery for emerging artists, featuring one of the world’s largest selections of original art,  and helping people all over the world find art and artists they love.

As the creative director behind The Other Avatars, Monty is leading Saatchi Art’s entry into the NFT space. In addition to curating the list of artists participating in The Other Avatars, she is guiding them through the creative process to help them create high quality, unique works of art for this one-of-a-kind drop.

Prior to joining Saatchi Art in 2018, she worked at female-led, industry disrupting startups including Beauty Pie in London, where she managed content and creative, and The RealReal in San Francisco, where she specialized in luxury estate management with a focus on designer apparel and fine art.

As an artist and photographer, Monty has collaborated with renowned talents in the fine art and fashion industries, providing her with the unique insight into the creative process that she brings to her curatorial practice.



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