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Alpha Centauri Kid

NFTs channelled from a higher power

“You’ve got to fully submit yourself to the creativity, to the Muse. I just do whatever the Muse decides.”

Alpha Centauri Kid minted his first artwork on-chain in 2021. Now, he’s a leading artist in the space. This might sound like an overnight success, but ACK has been making art and music since his teens. After record-breaking bidding wars on his Superrare debut, ACK left his government day job (which he’d been in for fourteen years) to take on art full-time. His aesthetic spins in many different directions. Gifs like Dark Red Death have an internet-goth-Renaissance vibe, while you will n̶o̶t̶ surely die could easily be an Abstract Expressionist painting. les femmes glissées has a Cubist style in...

Alpha Centauri Kid minted his first artwork on-chain in 2021. Now, he’s a leading artist in the space. This might sound like an overnight success, but ACK has been making art and music since his teens. After record-breaking bidding wars on his Superrare debut, ACK left his government day job (which he’d been in for fourteen years) to take on art full-time. His aesthetic spins in many different directions. Gifs like Dark Red Death have an internet-goth-Renaissance vibe, while you will n̶o̶t̶ surely die could easily be an Abstract Expressionist painting. les femmes glissées has a Cubist style in a nod to Picasso, but The Great Restoration looks like a scene from a sci-fi movie. Even though ACK's work is massively varied, one thing is always present – a story.

All of ACK’s work is channelled through a form of divine inspiration. “Sometimes I just get an idea that’s so powerful that it comes from somewhere else, and that’s what I call ‘the Muse’”. In 2022, ACK did a portrait of this celestial power which sold at Christie’s for 107,100 USD. “She doesn’t have a name but she has a face. She’s always been there, whispering things”. This sense of illusion and mystery crops up throughout ACK’s images and videos. He also hides easter eggs in his works for his collectors and he’s created a number of interactive works. For ACK, the possibilities of crypto art are endless – “we’re barely just scratching the surface, and I can’t wait to see where that goes”.

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Bio

Alpha Centauri Kid, also known as ACK, (he/him) was born 1986 in San Antonio, Texas. He continues to live and work in the city.

Music

ACK is a huge music lover and the first song he ever fell in love with was Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. “A certain melody can bring about a complex work or idea”, he says.

Community

ACK is hugely respected by many of his peers in the NFT space. He has an NFT-star-studded list of collectors from the likes of Gmoney, Punk4156, 6529 and Vincent Van Dough. In 2021, he even did a collaboration with one of his heroes, XCOPY.

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