white paper (IOTA) 2
71 x 55 in / 180 x 140 cm
Acrylic and print on canvas
Exhibited: solo exhibition, Smart Sculptures, Galerie Emanuel Layr, 2017
Estimated value: $7,000 - 9,000
About the work
The White Papers series is inspired by the decentralized organization of blockchains. In this painting, notes from start-ups are embedded in five blocks, framed and surrounded by black paint in thick brush strokes. Each element captures only bits and pieces of information, e.g., a sign, a number, a syllable, and some a few words; however, the entire description is never fully visible. Similarly, a blockchain is organized around information that is stored in a distributed database and can only be verified by the entire system. The start-up in this case, IOTA, emerged out of recent blockchain developments and publicity. IOTA invented Tangle, a blockless ledger that enables the transfer of values without fees while ensuring the privacy of data.
About the artist
Sydney-born artist Andy Boot lives and works in Vienna and in 2014 he Co-founded Cointemporary, the first Bitcoin gallery. Since then, Boot has collaborated with various artist and blockchain projects. His works are featured in numerous private and public collections, including 21er Haus, Austrian Government, etc. Recent exhibitions include: Smart Sculptures, Emanuel Layr, Vienna, AT; e4 e5, Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt am Main, DE; Midday Hour, Minerva, Sydney, AU; C C, Croy Nielsen, Berlin, DE; The Gestural, 21er Haus, Vienna, AT; Allegro Giusto, Instituto Svizzero, Rome, IT
Kindly donated by artist and Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna/Rome.