State of SEEN — Volume #23
Welcome to State of SEEN the weekly newsletter about all things happening in the SEEN ecosystem
In case you haven’t, make sure to check out State of SEEN #14 where we have outlined the timeline for V3 and additional features.
For our community to be able to follow the progress, we will continue releasing weekly development updates.
- -Implemented parallelization on SEEN market event indexer which increased performance by ~ 10x
- Finished integration of Primary Market Auction & Sale creation via Frontend
- Added abandoned listing process recovery to creation process for primary market tokens that are minted but not yet listed when the creation process is abandoned
- Additional bug fixes for SEEN V3 contracts
Last week we featured a historic piece of history, a handwritten and signed letter by the notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger! The piece is still available at SEEN HAUS and bids can be placed at https://seen.haus/drops/mobster-whitey-bulger-prison-letter
This week we are proud to host two amazing artists on the SEEN HAUS platform: Welcome Seamus Conley and Emre Yusufi!
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Seamus had no prior artistic training making his skill pure, raw and authentic. Not harboured by any artistic nor philosophical predispositions, gives his pieces an edge. His artistic flair is effortless and seamless, unlike any other and quite unique in his approach.
Seamus style tends to be an ethereal emotive expression often of one character in deep pondering moments, floating in the skies or looking beyond large landscapes. His work can be seen at www.seamusconleystudio.com/.
He is a renowned artist and has been featured in very prominent magazines like the San Francisco Weekly, Hi Fructose and the American Art Collector. One of his accolades was being awarded the Pollock-Krasner Award for his paintings. A noteworthy collector of Seamus is the famous writer, Danielle Steel who has written “The Gift” and “Changes”, has several of his pieces at her home in Paris.
The chosen piece from Seamus Conley’s artwork is titled “Computer Love”, it questions how digital tools and artificial intelligence are influencing art making at the moment. Within this this theme are ideas of Technological Singularity, and the irreversible effect that it will play on civilization in the near future. The focal point of the composition is the chrome figure, representing all of those ideas. Cyborg-like, yet still full of humanity, hovering and slowly ascending from the natural world.
Title: Computer Love, Edition of 20
Medium: Printed on Heavyweight Digital Epson Cold Press Bright (310 gsm) / on Archival Ultra-chrome K3 Pigment Inks, AR enhanced
Size: 20” x 20”
Date: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 15:00 EST
THE ARTIST, THE SCULPTURE, THE MUSICIAN
Emre Yusufi born and bred in Istanbul, Turkey on January 19, 1981. The melting pot of both East and West have completely encapsulated his artistic influence.
He graduated from Accademia Italiana Fine Art School in Florence, Italy. Proceeded to get his BA in Fine Arts and Graphic Arts from Marmara University in Turkey. In addition to his MA from Yeditepe University in Turkey.
Emre was the Chief Art Director and Co-Founder of ‘Lemonade’ the advertising agency. Where he gained much knowledge and insight in the industry of both art and advertising.
His niche and signature pieces have become synonymous with the ‘Hercules Series’. Recreating Hercules the Greek god of 1200BC, the god of war. Emre combined this concept with doing modern day activities. Displaying our daily warfare within the modern confines of everyday life in the 20th Century. Giving it an interesting Contemporary form with a Modern day twist.
He marries the Renaissance to Contemporary so well that the blend of the two are unique conversational pieces in any household!
Emre’s passion for music, art and sculpting shows in his interpretation of mythology and everyday struggles of mankind. His work was shown in important collections from Turkey, London, Paris, Cannes, Luxembourg, New York and Monaco to name a few. His full exhibition history can be seen at https://www.emreyusufi.com/about
He has received awards from Forli Contemporary Art Fair and Best Artists Getty Images. His notable collectors range from Emir Kaya, Mondoir and 3f Music. His Scheme of Work can be seen at https://www.emreyusufi.com/work . Emre’s NFT Portfolio has made sales north of 40 Ethereum and can be seen here https://www.emreyusufi.com/nft
Move over Michaelangelo the 20th Century has now been gifted with Emre!
God is a DJ
His sculptures have made a roar on the Foundation Website and now has braced Seen Haus with his sculpting magnificence. Emre Yusufi’s chosen artwork is titled “God is a DJ”, a 27cm x 27cm x 27cm cast marble sculpture. The matching NFT and digital proof of ownership is an actual 360° video of the actual sculpture, completing this stunning piece of art.
Title: God is a DJ
Medium: Castable Marble — Gold Acrylic Paint
Size: 27 x 27 x 27cm
Date: Friday, October 22
Time: 15:00 EST
That’s it for this edition of ‘State of SEEN’. You can follow the project on Twitter, Discord, Telegram, and here on Medium.
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See you next time!
-the seen haus team