Kaloh is a computer and data scientist with over 8 years of experience in the tech industry. He changed his corporate career to focus on digital art.
Kaloh is a computer and data scientist with over 8 years of experience in the tech industry. He changed his corporate career to focus on digital art, and these days he writes Kaloh's Newsletter (www.kaloh.xyz), a bestselling publication on Substack about digital art. He is the founder and curator for the Blind Gallery, a collecting experience that has featured over 50 of the most talented crypto artists and reached over 1,000 collectors worldwide.
Do you have a job title for your role in NFTs, Web3, and Crypto Art? If not, what is an approximation or newly invented title that sums up what you do?
How would you describe what you do to a friend who isn't in this world?
I write a newsletter about generative and AI art. I cover the latest trends, market analysis, and established and emerging artists in the space. The newsletter has grown to a community of over 8,000 art enthusiasts.I am also the founder of the Blind Gallery, a digital gallery that celebrates art before names. In just one year, we have collaborated with over 50 digital artists and reached over 1,000 collectors worldwide.
Are you associated with an organization, company, gallery etc?
www.kaloh.xyz and the www.blindgallery.xyz
NFT Magazine has teamed up with the Crypto Mermaids to help more people understand and celebrate cryptoart. We find there is often something technical or cultural is a barrier to more people appreciating work in this space. What do you wish more people understood about NFTs, crypto art, or Web3 that would also help great work be properly celebrated?
There has been a lot of confusion and misinformation portrayed by the media over the past years. NFTs are groundbreaking technology that when used correctly power digital ownership, art provenance, and creating connections between creators and fans in an efficient and scalable way (among other benefits). Since we are in the early years of the technology and the space, they aren't easy to use, making it extremely complicated for non-technical people. I believe this will change, slowly, over time, as the applications improve and focus on user experience. Crypto art is a new form of art, that already has a rich history and celebrates art, internet culture and technology. Web 3 is often times confused and seems to be thrown around without much thinking. It is just a phase in the development of the internet and makes reference to a new web, that is more decentralized and therefore each individual (creator or consumer) owns digital assets, contrary to companies or centralized entities having control.
What have you done in Web3, NFTs, or Cryptoart that you are most proud of and excited to share with our readers?
I am pretty excited to have built a community of art fans that are here to collect art, support artists, and be on top of the latest trends. This isn't easy, as many people join the space looking to make money. I am happy I've been able to find an in-between while supporting all kinds of creators.
What are you currently working on?
Every day I work on my newsletter, through analysis and research to write informative content. I also spend a lot of time collaborating with artists in the Blind Gallery. We have planned over 10 new generative art collections that will be released over the next few months. Finally, I have been building https://www.kaloh.space, a place to find market insights about the generative art market, including content and upcoming events. This platform aggregates data from multiple galleries, marketplaces, and blockchains in a friendly way.It is currently in private Beta, but it will open soon to the public.
When did you get into NFTs?
I got into NFTs in April / May 2021.
How have your views on NFTs evolved since?
NFTs aren't only about art. They also enable communities, loyalty programs, and connections between digital and physical assets, among many other use cases I didn't think were possible when I got started.
What are your views on "the traditional art world" and how do you relate to it, or not?
Thanks to digital art, I got interested in the traditional art world. I am still learning as much as I can, by reading books, critics, and curators. I am also trying to visit as many museums and exhibitions as I can.
I still think the bridge is under construction. Soon we won't be talking about the "trad art world"
it will just be the art world - and I have the feeling digital art (through NFTs) could take a big portion of the market thanks to their efficiency, ease of use, and convenience.
What are you doing to endure crypto winter?
Focus on the fundamentals. Try to keep a positive mind. Be more realistic. Spend less, give more.
We are a new magazine, give us some advice on how to get great work understood and celebrated.
I think finding success stories, not linked to monetary gains, but real life events, communities, organizations with strong causes, etc. would help to educate people that NFTs aren't only a way to make money.
What is an NFT you love and why do you love it?
I love my PFP because it represents a mixture of the old art world and the digital art world. It is a Basqunk created by Culla (https://twitter.com/tamccullough), inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat and the crypto punks.
I also love my Thomas Noya's generative coded pieces on Fxhash (https://www.fxhash.xyz/u/Thomas%20Noya):
Ciudad Central, FHX-1, VHX-1, CHX-1
Discover the project MindDrawPlay by George Mobius.
"I wish more people understood Web3 = ownership and community."