ArtMeta is an NFT marketplace and an advisory platform using the potential of blockchain, both as a new artistic medium and an emerging sales channel for visual artists and contemporary art galleries. ArtMeta collaborates with critically acclaimed artists, galleries, curators, institutions, and digital virtuosos to create unique digital environments and for the world to be able to experience fine art in a completely new way. The team works with traditional infrastructure companies in banking, logistics, and insurance on the back end of acquiring physical art, with NFTs serving as their proof of ownership. The company connects world-class galleries and artists directly to their collectors.
Furthermore, Tchan-Zâca (the native city of the Cyclops Arthur) is a city located in an archipelago of floating islands. Tchan-Zâca is an imaginary city designed by ArtMeta in collaboration with writers, computer scientists, geologists, volcanologists, astrologers, and artists of all kinds since 2013. Today, this city is on the way to becoming the first metaverse for contemporary art by ArtMeta. In the recent development, the masterpiece of Tchan-Zâca is about to be presented on 2nd January 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Once the users enter Tchan-Zâca – the main island in their metaverse, people will have the ability to roam the island and explore every gallery freely. Experiencing Tchan-Zâca is like walking through an enchanting Swiss-inspired city that is surrounded by nature incorporated with modern architectural elements. One of the unique attributes of Tchan-Zâca is that every gallery door people walk through is another world.
Tchan-Zâca is more than just a fine art metaverse experience. The ArtMeta provides a global fine art resource, a repository of knowledge in blockchain technology, and a destination for socializing and meeting people in all of these spaces.
About the Founder – Jonathan Delachaux
Artistic Director Jonathan Delachaux is an accomplished artist. He has created the island archipelago of Tchan-Zâca, a fraction of his artistic practice but the most ambitious project to date. Jonathan traveled to India to continue painting daily, refining his distinct style. Here, on the rooftop of his studio overlooking the Ganges River, he began to craft what would later become a cast of imaginary characters that are now the focus of much of his artwork.
Since 1996 Jonathan has been working on the constantly evolving lives of his created characters. He expresses his work: “I paint their daily life, but also their exploits such as: the kidnapping of Prosecutor Zappelli, the spinning of Paul Auster, the flight of Tim Steiner, Wim Delvoye's tattooed man, the extraction of the madness stone by a real surgeon in 1998 for Vassili, my autistic character, etc... This painting is therefore the first portrait of this little blended family, you can even see their pet: Mardi-Gras, a giant tardigrade.”
The palette of the painting, the lightly colored grays, was chosen to accentuate the contrast between night and day vision. Indeed, when the light disappears the colors appear. Technically, ArtMeta also moves from subtractive synthesis to additive synthesis. The additional projects of Jonathan can be viewed here: Jonathan Explains the Existence of Tchan-Zâca.