CRYPTOART Island

CRYPTO ART ISLAND BRINGS LEADING ARTISTS TO GIBRALTAR

29th April – 4th May 2022, Xapo Bank, Gibraltar

21st April 2022 – Crypto Art Island, Europe’s first ever NFT art fair, is set to take place in Gibraltar later this month, showcasing leading crypto artists from around the world. The event features an outstanding physical and digital gallery of art from some of the best, most collectible artists on the crypto art scene.

From Friday 29th April to Wednesday 4th May 2022, the headquarters of Gibraltar’s historic Xapo Bank will be transformed into an incredible interactive setting offering buyers and collectors the chance to see and buy work from top digital artists and creators.

The highlight of the event will be an NFT auction where work from over 26 world-renowned artists will go under the hammer, with art presented for sale on large-format NFT screens specially designed by Tokenframe.

Every piece will be on sale using ETH, and MetaMask Wallet technology which ensures an authenticated and signed version of the digital asset, providing proof of ownership, provenance, and a set of smart contracts. As well as taking place live, the NFT sales will also run online.

“As NFT art continues to take the world by storm, interest in building a collection has never been greater, both among seasoned collectors as well as those dipping their toes into the water for the first time,” says Crypto Art Island co-founder and award-winning entrepreneur and international art dealer Joëlle Dinnage.

“Crypto Art Island brings together some of the most exciting, innovative artists working in the space, in a novel and engaging way, making it at once simple and safe as well as completely thrilling to find and acquire a statement piece.

“The art fair line-up reads like a veritable who’s who of NFT artists who are creating a real buzz in the crypto art world, and there will be a wealth of amazing and unique pieces being auctioned to build or start a collection,” she continues.

“With investors and collectors from around the globe joining the auction in person and online, it really is an unmissable opportunity to see and acquire something incredible.”

Among the artist highlights at Crypto Art Island are:

JAVIER ARRÉS – one of the most recognised crypto-artists worldwide who is known for his hyper-detailed works, his intricate cities and machines and his Visual Toys, impossible fantasy gif-arts.

GALA MIRISSA – one of the greatest digital artists of the 21st century and most influential Hispanic women in the cryptocurrency industry who tops the CryptoArt.io. NFT sales ranking list.

EDWARD HOPLEY – award-winning photographer who has documented a cocktail of individual tastes from contemporary minimalism and industrial chic to the most opulent and historic in his 25 year career.

REKA NYARI – oscillating between mischievous eroticism and wistful splendour, her work employs and explores traditional ideals of beauty and gender to portray sexuality from a predominantly female perspective.

JOYART – art that is much more than visual with an inherent touch of energy that activates expansion in all self-expressions. Creations that awaken a deep meaning of belonging and a feeling of being home.

ÓSCAR CARRASCO – world renowned for his photographic works of abandoned places taken from across Europe, which he often clandestinely infiltrated before they disappeared.

ALEJANDRO PEREIRA – traditional and digital sculptor in the animation and collectible industry currently beginning his transition into crypto art, creating digital sculptural works in NFT.

GALLARDO SUCH – in her illustrative works, the comic culture both western and eastern with striking shapes and bright colours merges with the sensuality and ostentation typical of the Baroque, searching the spectator’s visual pleasure.

MAX MITENKOV – artist and illustrator of film, illustrator VFX and games, his main skills are Keyframe Concept Art and Environment. A great artist applying new tools and techniques to his workflow art.

HOWARD HARRIS – with an iconoclastic streak that has seen him consistently forge new directions in design, he approaches the photographic image in a genuinely unconventional way.

NACHO RIESCO – digital sculptor who focuses on organic jewellery designs and jewellery themed pieces inspired from nature depicting figurative forms of plants, animals and flowing curved lines.

STALKER – under this pseudonym, the artist explores, without ties of any kind, different artistic languages with a distinctively avant-garde experimental and collaborative character.

YELENA YORK – a visual artist producing exquisite, detailed work typically using markers to create pieces that resemble brushed paintings. Her unique style layers patterns until they become three dimensional in appearance.

MARCO OGGIAN – the simple shapes and bright colours of his work highlight critical, controversial, and social issues, in posters and prints capturing iconic moments including the Syrian war and the Black Lives Matter movement.

PINK F!CTION – after painting on oversized canvasses since 2013, the artist now focuses on NFTs collaborating with fellow artist Dan Broekman on technical effects, in work that aims to show how truly amazing our world is.

JUANMA ESPINOSA – an illustrator trained in advertising graphics, he has extensive experience in film and animation story boards, creating animated illustrations and story boards widely used in film and animation series.

ANNA AMGREN – her work combines painting, digital art and crypto art, painting automatic drawing with closed eyes and importing the draft to the computer where it is processed and animated.

CAROL CARPENTER – an intuitive painter who uses experimental processes and a saturated palette to create vivid works of organic art. Inspired by the beauty in nature, she uses colour to transcend the balance between reality and imagination.

DUTCHIE DINNAGE – the youngest crypto artist of the show at the age of just eight years old, is showcasing his NFT monster creations for the first time ever on sale. Hyped as an inspirational newcomer in the crypto art industry.

Crypto Art Island takes place from 6pm-9pm on Friday 29th April 2022 and from 10am-5pm on Monday 2nd May 2022 through to Wednesday 4th May 2022 at Xapo Bank, One Grand Casemates Square, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA. More details and applications for a VIP pass can be found at:

http://form.jotform.com/GAAApplication/crypto-art-island-2022

ARTISTS

ABOUT

Crypto Art Island board include some of the world’s most respected art professionals, international art dealers, NFT investors, art critics, art gallery owners, entrepreneurs, crypto firms, film producers, and NFT journalists.

CRYPTOART ISLAND + WISe.ART

Europe’s First NFT Art Fair “Crypto Art Island – Gibraltar Edition” in collaboration with WISe.ART. Presenting 25 world-renowned NFT artists exhibiting exclusive NFTs for investment opportunity. The event put the emphasis on crypto art, and invites NFT investors and collectors from around the world to join us for the physical auction at Xapo Bank, Gibraltar. The event is also online.

Crypto Art Island is the first European NFT Art Fair at Xapo Bank, Gibraltar. The venue Xapo Bank is the first of its kind. Bringing the best of both worlds by uniting the stability of traditional banking with a seamless portal into the future of money – Crypto Currencies. The venue is truly an amazing building. The event will attract VIP guests who are interested in investing into NFT’s.

Nichole Perez
Art Critic                                

DANIEL STARK
Curator Tokyo
International Art Fair.

JOËLLE DINNAGE
Art Dealer & Award-Winning Entrepreneur

JESSIE SHAOI
Curator & Art Fair Director Shanghai International Art Fair

SINA FATTAHI
Executive Board Member of Royal Front.

WHAT IS CRYPTO ART:

The biggest advantage of the cryptoart is, without a doubt, that a creator can register his work as unique and the buyer of the same can certify both its authenticity and the ownership of his creation. The cryptoart emerged in the late 2010s and is a new artistic genre related to blockchain technology (blockchain that acts as a ledger where monetary transactions or information are recorded) that works by giving an NFT (non-fungible token) to a digital file.

An NFT is the unique and indelible signature of the owner of a digital work of art – which can be given away or sold. That is, an NFT serves to give value to said work, despite the countless unsigned copies that circulate on the network, and, in addition, whoever is the owner of the signature or token retains its copyright.

TOKENFRAME

TOKENFRAME patented NFT display frames for your home or office. Crypto Art Island is working together with only the best. Tokenframe NFT displays can be purchased here: 

The striking investment and collection pieces will be presented for sale on extra-large, high tech NFT screens specifically designed by Tokenframe, the official NFT Display Partner for Crypto Art Island and the first company to offer NFT ownership authentication devices linked to the users’ Web3 wallets. Tokenframe patented NFT displays, system and app are the only products on the market that offer this feature, making it a major advantage to have their frames on display in April.

PARTNERS

NEWS

CRYPTO ART ISLAND BRINGS LEADING ARTISTS TO GIBRALTAR

29th April – 4th May 2022, Xapo Bank, Gibraltar

21st April 2022 – Crypto Art Island, Europe’s first ever NFT art fair, is set to take place in Gibraltar later this month, showcasing leading crypto artists from around the world. The event features an outstanding physical and digital gallery of art from some of the best, most collectible artists on the crypto art scene.

From Friday 29th April to Wednesday 4th May 2022, the headquarters of Gibraltar’s historic Xapo Bank will be transformed into an incredible interactive setting offering buyers and collectors the chance to see and buy work from top digital artists and creators.

The highlight of the event will be an NFT auction where work from over 26 world-renowned artists will go under the hammer, with art presented for sale on large-format NFT screens specially designed by Tokenframe.

Every piece will be on sale using ETH, and MetaMask Wallet technology which ensures an authenticated and signed version of the digital asset, providing proof of ownership, provenance, and a set of smart contracts. As well as taking place live, the NFT sales will also run online.

“As NFT art continues to take the world by storm, interest in building a collection has never been greater, both among seasoned collectors as well as those dipping their toes into the water for the first time,” says Crypto Art Island founder and award-winning entrepreneur and international art dealer Joëlle Dinnage.

“Crypto Art Island brings together some of the most exciting, innovative artists working in the space, in a novel and engaging way, making it at once simple and safe as well as completely thrilling to find and acquire a statement piece.

“The art fair line-up reads like a veritable who’s who of NFT artists who are creating a real buzz in the crypto art world, and there will be a wealth of amazing and unique pieces being auctioned to build or start a collection,” she continues.

“With investors and collectors from around the globe joining the auction in person and online, it really is an unmissable opportunity to see and acquire something incredible.”

Among the artist highlights at Crypto Art Island are:

JAVIER ARRÉS – one of the most recognised crypto-artists worldwide who is known for his hyper-detailed works, his intricate cities and machines and his Visual Toys, impossible fantasy gif-arts.

GALA MIRISSA – one of the greatest digital artists of the 21st century and most influential Hispanic women in the cryptocurrency industry who tops the CryptoArt.io. NFT sales ranking list.

EDWARD HOPLEY – award-winning photographer who has documented a cocktail of individual tastes from contemporary minimalism and industrial chic to the most opulent and historic in his 25 year career.

REKA NYARI – oscillating between mischievous eroticism and wistful splendour, her work employs and explores traditional ideals of beauty and gender to portray sexuality from a predominantly female perspective.

JOYART – art that is much more than visual with an inherent touch of energy that activates expansion in all self-expressions. Creations that awaken a deep meaning of belonging and a feeling of being home.

ÓSCAR CARRASCO – world renowned for his photographic works of abandoned places taken from across Europe, which he often clandestinely infiltrated before they disappeared.

ALEJANDRO PEREIRA – traditional and digital sculptor in the animation and collectible industry currently beginning his transition into crypto art, creating digital sculptural works in NFT.

GALLARDO SUCH – in her illustrative works, the comic culture both western and eastern with striking shapes and bright colours merges with the sensuality and ostentation typical of the Baroque, searching the spectator’s visual pleasure.

MAX MITENKOV – artist and illustrator of film, illustrator VFX and games, his main skills are Keyframe Concept Art and Environment. A great artist applying new tools and techniques to his workflow art.

HOWARD HARRIS – with an iconoclastic streak that has seen him consistently forge new directions in design, he approaches the photographic image in a genuinely unconventional way.

NACHO RIESCO – digital sculptor who focuses on organic jewellery designs and jewellery themed pieces inspired from nature depicting figurative forms of plants, animals and flowing curved lines.

STALKER – under this pseudonym, the artist explores, without ties of any kind, different artistic languages with a distinctively avant-garde experimental and collaborative character.

YELENA YORK – a visual artist producing exquisite, detailed work typically using markers to create pieces that resemble brushed paintings. Her unique style layers patterns until they become three dimensional in appearance.

MARCO OGGIAN – the simple shapes and bright colours of his work highlight critical, controversial, and social issues, in posters and prints capturing iconic moments including the Syrian war and the Black Lives Matter movement.

PINK F!CTION – after painting on oversized canvasses since 2013, the artist now focuses on NFTs collaborating with fellow artist Dan Broekman on technical effects, in work that aims to show how truly amazing our world is.

JUANMA ESPINOSA – an illustrator trained in advertising graphics, he has extensive experience in film and animation story boards, creating animated illustrations and story boards widely used in film and animation series.

ANNA AMGREN – her work combines painting, digital art and crypto art, painting automatic drawing with closed eyes and importing the draft to the computer where it is processed and animated.

CAROL CARPENTER – an intuitive painter who uses experimental processes and a saturated palette to create vivid works of organic art. Inspired by the beauty in nature, she uses colour to transcend the balance between reality and imagination.

DUTCHIE DINNAGE – the youngest crypto artist of the show at the age of just eight years old, is showcasing his NFT monster creations for the first time ever on sale. Hyped as an inspirational newcomer in the crypto art industry.

Crypto Art Island takes place from 6pm-9pm on Friday 29th April 2022 and from 10am-5pm on Monday 2nd May 2022 through to Wednesday 4th May 2022 at Xapo Bank, One Grand Casemates Square, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA. More details and applications for a VIP pass can be found at: http://form.jotform.com/GAAApplication/crypto-art-island-2022

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS:
About CryptoArt Island
Europe’s First NFT Art Fair “Crypto Art Island – Gibraltar Edition” in collaboration with Wise.Art. Presenting 25 world-renowned NFT artists exhibiting exclusive NFTs for investment opportunity. The event put the emphasis on crypto art and invites NFT investors and collectors from around the world to join us for the physical auction at Xapo Bank, Gibraltar. The event is also online.

Press and Investor Relations
CryptoArt Island
Company Contact: Joëlle Dinnage
Co-Founder: contact@joelledinnage.com
Tel: +44(0)7825443925
Press contact Crypto Art Island:
Sarah Pracey, Pracey PR // sarah@praceypr.com // +44(0)7985112777
Joëlle Dinnage // contact@joelledinnage.com // +44(0)7825443925
Tokenframe:
For more information, visit https://tokenframe.com/cryptoartisland

  THE GIBRALTAR CRYPTO ART ISLAND POWERED BY WISE.ART EUROPE’S FIRST NFT ART FAIR

Gibraltar – February 15th, 2021: Crypto Art Island and WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain and IoT company, today announced that they will join forces at the Crypto Art Island event, which takes place in Gibraltar, from April 29 to May 4, 2022. During the event, some of the world’s most innovative NFT art created by leading artists will be auctioned on WISeKey’s entrusted NFT platform, WISe.ART.

Crypto Art Island is the first European NFT art fair focussed on crypto art featuring a ‘phygital’ or hybrid physical and digital art platform focussed exclusively on digital work. For six days, one of Gibraltar’s most iconic buildings, the Xapo Bank, will be converted into an incredible immersive viewing experience showcasing the most exciting and collectable NFT art in the world.

The flagship headquarters of the Xapo Bank, set within the solid limestone walls of the former British army barracks in Gibraltar’s old town in the shadow of the famous rock, will house a unique collection of artworks from a carefully chosen selection of leading crypto artists.

The striking investment and collection pieces will be presented for sale on extra-large, high tech NFT screens specifically designed by Tokenframe, the official NFT Display Partner for Crypto Art Island and the first company to offer NFT ownership authentication devices linked to the users’ Web3 wallets.

Tokenframe patented NFT displays, system and app are the only products on the market that offer this feature, making it a major advantage to have their frames on display in April.

The NFTs will be auctioned throughout the exhibition on the new entrusted NFT platform, WISe.ART, a fully-fledged platform secured by WISeKey technology ensuring an authenticated and signed version of the actual digital asset, providing proof of ownership, provenance and a set of smart contracts Terms & Conditions describing future use and monetisation streams.

WISeKey’s innovative security technologies enables the authentication of digital assets, in a safe end-toend process based on its 20-year experience and proven expertise in this domain. WISeKey develops technology following principles based on the understanding that technology shall serve people and not people serve technology.

In launching Crypto Art Island, co-founder Joëlle Dinnage, award-winning entrepreneur, international art dealer, art fair director, and founder of the prestigious Tokyo International Art Fair says: “The NFT art market is booming and interest has never been higher. We are taking this opportunity to focus on true Crypto Art for the discerning NFT art investor and collector in an exclusive Crypto Art Island experience highlighting world-renowned NFT artists.”

“It will be the event of the year, held in singular location, where Xapo Bank brings the best of both worlds, uniting stability of traditional banking and a seamless portal into the future of money – Crypto Currencies. Don’t miss it,” she says.

Seamus Rocca, CEO of Xapo Bank adds: «We are very excited to host this event at our award-winning offices in Gibraltar and are very proud to showcase what all the amazing artists taking part in the event have to offer. We couldn’t think of a better way to open the doors of our Xapo offices to the public than with this event.»

Co-founder of Crypto Art Island and international art dealer from Spain, Pedro Terol adds, “We have put together an impressive line-up of top artists for this first European NFT art fair and are excited to be able to announce some of the headliners already.”

JAVIER ARRÉS (Spain) – Is one of the most recognized crypto-artists worldwide, a pioneer nominated winner of the London Art Biennale 2019 and the Illustrator People Choice Award Creativepool 2017 among other awards. Andalusian, based in Fuerteventura, he is known for his hyper detailed works, his cities, intricate machines and his Visual Toys, impossible fantasy gif-arts. Among his clients are the most important collectors as well as The New York Times, The NFL, Corriere della Serra and more. His NFTs works sold exceeds one million dollars.

GALA MIRISSA (Spain) – One of the greatest digital artists of the 21st century born in Barcelona. She is an exclusive NFT artist for the next Hollywood Film “FRESH KILLS”, directed by Jennifer Esposito. Gala also designed ultra-rare Freedom NFTs for the film by 300.000 dollars. She was named by BeInCrypto on International Women’s Day 2021 as one of the three most influential Hispanic women in the cryptocurrency industry who are using NFT (non-fungible token) technology and is amongst the top sales in the rank list of NFT by CryptoArt.io. Gala has created the first NFT for ELLE magazine and it appeared n the cover last month. Much more to come from Gala who continues her road to success. She will be exhibiting exclusive NFTs at the Crypto Art Island event, a sure sign of ample investment opportunities at the show.

MARCO OGGIAN (Italy) – Born (1990, Venezia) and raised in Italy, but currently residing in Spain. He has worked on more than 150 projects around the world, often using simple shapes and bright colours to highlight critical, controversial, and social issues. Oggian’s posters and prints have been featured prominently in recent years, from criticism of the Syrian war to the Black Lives riots last June. His strong sarcasm has generated two well marked positions in the viewer. He says: “I am not afraid to stand up for a cause and it is clearly visible in my work.” Over the years, he has contributed to the creation of «True Color Films» in Switzerland, one of Europe’s most interesting and innovative studios for artistic direction and audio-visual specialising in extreme sports. Since then, he has had the opportunity to broaden his artistic horizons by collaborating with major clients such as Nike, Volcom, BMW, Vogue, Samsung, Saatchi & Saatchi and Firefox. His works have been published over 30 books on design, branding, illustration and typography. He has had gallery exhibitions in Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Seoul, Turin and
Tokyo. Expect a wonderful series of exclusive NFTs from Oggian at the Crypto Art Island NFT Art Fair.

ÓSCAR CARRASCO (Spain) – From the beginning, the multidisciplinary work of Oscar Carrasco reflects a poetic and dreamlike vision of time, memory, order, and chaos. He is world-renowned for his photographic works of abandoned places around Europe in which he infiltrated clandestinely before they were demolished. Currently, he is exploring new paths combining photography, video art and new media with which he continues to reflect on landscape decomposition, the points of no return, the sublime and irrevocable return to the organic world. He has received more than 150 national and international awards and his work has been exhibited throughout the world, in solo exhibitions and the most prestigious art fairs. His most notorious awards include the 2018 HIPA International Photography Award in Dubai, the 2009 Generation Award and the 2011 Short Film Contest awarded by Caja Madrid, Unicaja Photography Contest Award and the Association 76 Madrid Autumn Salon of Sculptures and Paintings.

MAX MITENKOV (Belarus) – Artist and Illustrator. Film, illustrator VFX, and Games. His main skills are Keyframe Concept Art and Environment. Highly skilled in Photoshop, Unreal Engine 4, 3d Max, Substance Designer and Painter. An artist to be reckoned with, using new tools and techniques, and skilfully
applying them to his production.

Crypto Art Island takes place at Xapo Bank, One Grand Casemates Square, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA from Saturday, April 30 through to Wednesday, May 4, from 10am to 6pm CET daily.
There will be a VIP opening on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 6pm to 9pm CET.
To find out more, apply for a VIP invitation or submit work as an NFT artist please contact:
info@cryptoartisland.com or visit: http://cryptoartisland.com/

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS:

About CryptoArt Island
Europe’s First NFT Art Fair “Crypto Art Island – Gibraltar Edition” in collaboration with Wise.Art.
Presenting 25 world-renowned NFT artists exhibiting exclusive NFTs for investment opportunity. The
event put the emphasis on crypto art and invites NFT investors and collectors from around the world to
join us for the physical auction at Xapo Bank, Gibraltar. The event is also online.

Press and Investor Relations
Crypto Art Island
Company Contact: Joëlle Dinnage
Co-Founder: contact@joelledinnage.com
Tel: +44(0)7825443925

Press contact Crypto Art Island:
Sarah Pracey, Pracey PR // sarah@praceypr.com // +44(0)7985112777
Joëlle Dinnage // contact@joelledinnage.com // +44(0)7825443925

Tokenframe:
For more information, visit https://tokenframe.com/ or follow Tokenframe on Twitter ahead of their official launch on February 22.

About WISeKey
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anticounterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact: Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com

WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact: Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

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