$Whale and Breezy started a long-term collaboration to provide a narrative to the WHALE’s “The Vault”, one of the largest and most valuable collections of NFTs in the entire space through art curation.

Each month we highlight a specific creator or theme, providing rich visuals, high-profile artist interviews, gallery events, and more. 


For the month of  December 2022, the presented artist is  Bryan Brinkman



Take life lightly, for lightness is not superficiality, but a gliding over things from above, without letting things weigh on your heart.” – Italo Calvino 


Lightness is not superficiality. It is freshness, color, movement, sequences, references; it is to be aware and reflect on something while translating it into a smile, curiosity, playfulness, irony


The art of Bryan Brinkman is all this. It comments on personal emotional status and events happening around us, from daily life to the Cryptoart world. It catches the funny aspects of human existence, sometimes not that funny, and it takes us to flow and fly through them with animations and colors. The art of Bryan Brinkman is not superficial, but it doesn’t let things weigh on our hearts. 


For the end of this year, I couldn’t imagine a better conclusion, if not with the creations of this fantastic animator and artist. 2022 was a journey; things weren’t always great for the reasons we all know about, but it was also the time to regroup and build meaningful projects. For those who are still here, I am very happy to see you. And if you have any doubts about what we are doing, our identity as a creative space, and why we are here, please, stop and enjoy the art of this gallery. It’s while having a smile on your face that you will just understand everything. 


Happy New Year,

Eleonora Brizi

December is the last month dedicated to the Breezy curation of “The Vault Collection” by Whale. To conclude the first chapter of this adventure, we dedicate it to Bryan Brinkman.
Already close to the world of digital art, in 2019, Brinkman came into contact with the NFT marketplaces and stopped turning his digital art into physical. His entrance into the Crypto community was “explosive,” just like the title of his first work tokenized on SuperRare (“Explode”): “a forever looping explosion of fun”, with a colorful comic style. Perhaps color is the artist’s hallmark. Pink, yellow, green, and blue take on fluorescent or pastel shades, creating contamination with the real world, and bringing out its dystopias, excesses, and chaos.
Technology allows us to imagine paradoxical and (im)possible scenarios, and creativity, in the skilled hands of those who know how to recognize its potential and exploit it, is the means to give the public a critical vision of where we are and where we would (or could) go. There is no “right” path, but as many paths as the expressive possibilities of each individual technology:
My goal when I joined the space was to experiment with all the media it provides. Since then, I’ve done everything from animation to generative and programmable art. 
I look at what the next wave of technology will be, and I’m excited to keep pushing in these new directions.
For Brinkman, the Crypto Space is not the arrival point: he also continues to pursue his path outside the blockchain, distinguishing his production “inside and outside” the Space. In his off-chain production, Brinkman continues to tell his pop influences, creating contaminations between movies, television shows, and so on; while his Crypto Art works report his personal journey as an artist within the space, as a sort of autobiography:
It is a diary of my understanding and learning about the NFT space
Don’t miss the usual gallery exhibition on the Arium Space platform, where we will discuss and enjoy what  Bryan Brinkman created for the world and for The Vault collection.


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