Registration Closes Sept. 9, 2022, 1 p.m. UTC
Total Supply 7,777 NFTs
Number of Winners 40 Spots
Raffle Time Sept. 9, 2022, 2 p.m. UTC
Official Link subjectsworld.comVisit Premint
Project Name: SUBJECTS
Mint Date: September 2022
Mint Price: 1st mint FREE/ 2nd mint (optional) paid for (price TBD)
Supply: 7,777 Website: https://www.subjectsworld.com/
What is SUBJECTS?
“The purpose of art is mystery.” –
Subjects is a new art project from Baby Teeth and studio Sutter Systems.
Subjects has not yet revealed the artwork, intentionally keeping the project mysterious and subversive through the preview of “packages” and a series of highly curated promotional materials.
Subjects is a free mint with no roadmap and no utility – we want to be clear, this is art for art’s sake – not a utility driven project.
What’s inside the packages?
All we can say is you will find out soon enough. Eventually our packages will start to reveal unique NFT art created by artist Baby Teeth that is nothing less than a culmination of creative development that spans almost two decades.
Who is Baby Teeth?
The artist behind Subjects is called Baby Teeth. Baby Teeth’s client list includes N.E.R.D, Heron Preston, Baby Keem, Burberry, Maharishi, Nike, Playboy, Jay Park + many more.
Baby Teeth has collaborated with Sutter Systems, a Web3 studio best known for creating CryptoBatz in partnership with Ozzy Osbourne.
Baby Teeth on SUBJECTS:
WHAT INSPIRED SUBJECTS?
Subjects did not happen overnight, it is an evolution of various works I’ve doodled and penned since I was a child, an unconscious process not published until now.
Subjects grew from the cartoons that inspired me so much as a child, to later being informed more by the masters of the line such as Picasso and Matisse, through to discovering the bizarre colors and expressions of Yue Minjun’s laughing characters.
Subjects are also heavily inspired by my career in fashion and streetwear.
In the last five years, fashion and contemporary aesthetic has begun to permeate my artworks more and more.
This inspiration runs through the veins of the Subjects collection. For example, I remember seeing the iconic Raf Simons collaboration that introduced me to Brian Calvin. You can see how Calvin’s eyes inspired me with their piercing yet vacant glare. Subjects are a 20 year ongoing eureka moment, not an overnight flash of brilliance.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fewocious, XCOPY and more recently Nina Chanel for their efforts to pioneer the Web3 art space forward… without you – I wouldn’t be here now.
WHY A PFP PROJECT?
I was initially reserved about creating a ‘PFP project’ as this medium often has negative connotations, rightfully associated with lazy craftsmanship that plagues our space. Very few artists have managed to marry the world of PFP and true artistry.
I see PFPs as a canvas that allows one to show others who they are, something emblematic of their identity and I love the idea of being able to give somebody that vehicle. You are your Subject and your Subject is you.
IS THIS YOUR FIRST TIME USING GENERATIVE ART?
Although this is the first time I have created Generative Art, the creation of my art has always been somewhat generative. I don’t choose what I paint, I involuntarily paint. When I get into the right headspace, it begins to feel as though something else is generating the images through me.
Master Artist Edgar Degas famously said “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Subjects has helped me to discover myself and my hope is that it helps others to do the same.
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY SUBJECT?
The utility of art is how it makes you feel. Subjects are made to live on your wall or on your profile. They’re made to be shared, loved, appreciated. They’re a piece of me that are now a piece of you.
We are openly stating that there is no utility nor roadmap planned for Subjects as anybody that is expecting this is missing the entire point of our project. As we have said from day one, this is an art project above all else.
“What is art for? What is the point of it? It’s not like food, clothing and shelter. We don’t die without art. At least, not straight away. Art doesn’t appear to be essential for life. In fact, it even seems frivolous at times. Its utility is not obvious. Yet, we humans keep making it. And the better our physical needs are met, the more art we seem to make.”