OSINACHI (B. 1991)
Pool Day
token ID: 4
wallet address: 0x6F1AC601a10f4d41CF1194b02DF57F9Aa003B362
smart contract address: 0xd5610Aa84F47b9E26e0E588BB0e14671C675daA0
non-fungible token, ERC-721
4677 x 3307 pixels
Minted on 30 September 2021
The Artist.
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Lot Essay

Osinachi’s Different Shades of Water restages David Hockney’s iconic double portrait Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) in digital form. Across five works, the artist explores water’s materiality, casting a black man in the role of poolside bather. Born in Aba, Nigeria, Osinachi is a celebrated cryptoartist, who predominantly uses Microsoft Word to produce his art. In Different Shades of Water, he endeavoured to capture the flicker of light across the rippling water employing only the programme’s limited suite of design tools. By turning his eye towards bodies that resemble his own, Osinachi has filtered Hockney’s narrative through his biography and background. Explaining such narrative focus, which is seen throughout his practice, Osinachi has said, ‘Through my art, I want to tell authentic stories influenced by my personal experience. One of the things I have experienced as a Nigerian is injustice. Another is inequality. The list goes on. I use my art to highlight these issues. Specifically, in exploring queerness, my art is geared towards presenting the queer body in its most authentic and boldest state, so that the subject in the artwork says to the viewer, “Yes I am real and normal. This is me and there is nothing wrong with me”’ (Osinachi quoted in C. Badewa, ‘Meet Osinachi, The Cryptoartist Fronting The Tokenized Artwork Movement In Africa’, Morebranches, 27 February 2020,

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A 10% royalty is payable to Osinachi on all secondary sales. The royalty is not payable on this primary sale. Please review the smart contract for further details.

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