Ethero Stratos

In late February 2022, Boston-based Pellas Gallery presented a groundbreaking digital art event entitled New Horizons, Boston’s first-ever NFT exhibition, highlighting renowned international digital artists and the intricacies of digital art in our everyday lives. Munky was invited to participate in the exhibition, which featured a stellar lineup of digital art killers such as NessGraphics, Raf Grassetti, Raoul Marks, Archan Nair, Ryan Talbot and more.

To stand alongside such incredible digital artists was a true honor, and a motivation for Munky to return to his digital roots as the execution medium for the piece, leaning into cloud simulations set within dioptic spheres and kinetic volumetric lighting worlds. The result, entitled Ethero Stratos, was certainly inspired by a lot of past installation works informed with touches of cinematography, materiality and plenty of mood; always optical, always PsyMunk.  

The show was curated by the great NessGraphics, who’s stated goal was “to curate a show highlighting commercial working artists who have found their way into the NFT ecosystem. These artists are transitioning from client oriented work to creating art for themselves. This show highlights the skill and mastery these artists bring to their craft.” New Horizons was produced in collaboration with Metaversal, helmed by David Paredes and was a vibrant success within Boston’s burgeoning digital art scene.