This is the abridged version of the Superniftyfan application for a SuperRare Space for easier reading by the voters. You can read the full unabridged version on our blog post.
1. Space name / team name:
2. Name of primary contact:
3. Names of additional Space admins:
None. It’s just me.
4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone who will be a Space admin:
5. Short bio of you and/or your team:
My name is Chikai Ohazama. I was one of the co-creators of Google Earth and this year I dove head first into NFTs. I started by buying one NFT and then another and another. And with each purchase, I started to uncover one of the most incredible communities I have ever seen in my life. As most of you know, NFTs warps your sense of time and so before I knew it, I was a collector.
It seems like such a lofty title to be a “collector”, but that’s what I’ve become in this crazy new world of NFTs. I personally see myself as just a fan. A fan of art. A fan of artists. A fan who can’t believe he gets to hang out with all the cool art kids. And that’s it. That’s the core of why I’m here, I love the art. I love the artists.
And when you love something, you want to find ways to care for it and you want to help it succeed. So I took the skills I developed building and scaling Google Earth and put them to work. I built Superniftyfan, which began as a tool to help me organize the NFTs I wanted to buy and it has grown into a platform and a brand that I am using to help bring more visibility to more artists. It now includes a merchandise store, rankings for upcoming categories (i.e. photography collections, art series), and many projects and collaborations with artists.
And for the moment, it’s just me. There is no team of people behind me. I’m doing all the coding, designing, social media, networking, deal making, collaboration, as well as all the dirty grungy work to make this all happen. And it’s only possible because of all the wonderful and generous people in the NFT community. Everybody is willing to lend a helping hand and so many artists are willing to collaborate with me. It’s been very humbling.
6. Website & Social Media Links:
7. Summary/manifesto of your Space. What is the unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?
I am a champion for the unseen artists and the under appreciated art forms, the diamonds in the rough, the ones that sometimes aren’t the loudest voices on social media, and I want to give them the attention and respect they deserve. In order to accomplish this, I need to look where nobody else is looking. I need to reach out to artists that nobody else cares about. I need to look under the rocks where everybody else is too lazy to look. These are the artists I want to service with Superniftyfan, these are the artists I want to help shed more light upon.
But among those artists, there will be a few that will make a breakthrough. And like the slim gap between two curtains at sunrise, there will be that first beam of light that will shine through to start illuminating the next level of their art. And those are the ones that I want to recognize and lift up with my SuperRare Space.
I want to be the first person to tell that artist that they deserve to be in a top tier gallery and their work is worthy of its own exhibition. I want to be the first person to tell them that their art should be worth ten times more than their current reserve price. And I want to show them this respect by inviting them to my SuperRare Space. The space will be highly curated. The space will be an exclusive group of artists. The art will be exceptional and it will lean towards up-and-coming art forms that have not yet reached the mainstream.
But these new artists will not only need attention and a platform to recognize the value of their art, but they will also need great mentorship from those that have blazed the path before them. So to that end, I will be inviting legendary artists into the space to help bring visibility but also their knowledge and experience to this exclusive community of artists. And in this wonderful new world of NFTs, who is new and who is legendary may not always be mutually exclusive. A legendary artist who has never minted an NFT could be invited into the space and so learning will be shared all around.
This is my vision for my SuperRare Space. I want to make the unseen seen. I want to bring together the old and the new. I want to bring together artists who have reached that next level of excellence and create a warm and supportive community that will lift up all parties involved.
8. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:
I think there is no better way to show my experience curating and promoting artwork than to give you concrete examples. NFTs are such a brand new medium that I believe it will take a brand new approach to find and promote artists, so much of what I’m going to highlight are experiments. They are not traditional approaches to art promotion, they are as much about seizing an opportunity as it is about creative brainstorming. But at its core, it’s about building trust and support from the community. Without that, no artist will work with you. No collector will listen to you.
- Superniftyfan Homepage Promotion
- Tommy Kwak
- Local Machine
- Ada Crow
- Drifter Homage
- Michael Salisbury
- Multi-artist promotion in Featured Tab
- Superniftyfan Hero Series
- Twitter Profile Photo and Banner Feature
- Superniftyfan Merchandise
- Fan Art
- Ranking Pages
- Photography Collections
- Art Series
- Generative Art Collections
For the full list and detailed stories of all the examples of curation and promotion experience, please see the blog post of the unabridged SuperRare Space application for Superniftyfan. Below are highlights from each section.
Superniftyfan Homepage Promotion
Superniftyfan Hero Series
9. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc.
I think the core of this question is to show that you have the network and the skills to sell art, which at the end of the day is the fundamental service that SuperRare provides and SuperRare Spaces will provide. In the physical art world, exhibitions have been one of the main ways to show and sell an artist’s works, which I think is sort of like a fixed price collection in the NFT world. And auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s are often the main venue for bigger pieces, which I think is like the 1/1 auctions on Superrare.
But let’s first start with the question about networking with collectors. As I mentioned in my bio, I am a collector. It’s the role I started out with in the NFT world and I am still a very active collector. So being a collector, you naturally start to make friends with other collectors. I often reached out to more established collectors to get their advice and later it was with peers to share artworks and what we’ve learned. But collectors and artists are not mutually exclusive, you may identify yourself as one or the other, but many participate as both. I’m more of a collector, but I have minted some NFTs, though most have been collaborations with other artists. So in that sense, my network of artists is also a network of collectors. And all of this came from just being part of the community. If you are inquisitive and friendly, it is not hard to meet great artists and collectors in the NFT world. I’ve been so surprised by how warm and welcoming the community has been. I could not be more thankful for all the friendships I’ve made. So the network is there, the key is how to use it properly and effectively.
When I first started getting into NFTs, I had no previous experience or career in the art world. So how do you learn to “sell art” when you start out with nothing? I wasn’t a whale and so I couldn’t “buy” my way into it. It was just me, my laptop, and a little bit of ETH. If you were selling art in the physical world, you would probably need to rent a space and set up a gallery of some sort, on top of cultivating relationships with artists and operational things like processing payments. In the NFT world, you don’t need any of that. The ERC721 smart contract has pretty much everything you need to start selling art and there are numerous NFT platforms to help you set that up. But that also means that artists don’t really need anybody else when they want to sell their art and that has been a large part of the magic and power of NFTs. It has totally cut out the middleman. So how do you learn to “sell art” in the NFT world?
I did it for free. I did it without even asking the artist about it beforehand. I’d just find an artist I truly loved and started tweeting about why I loved them. And that’s how I started. Initially I focused on collections and my goal was to do whatever I could to get that collection to sell out. It was sort of a test to see if I could make it happen and had the ability to “sell art”.
I did it with Michelle Viljoen’s “From The Other Side” collection by writing an in depth thread about her collection and it sold out just one day later.
I did it with Tom Quan’s “Shapes of Japan” collection by simply asking questions about his work and it sold out a few days later.
I do not in any way claim to be the sole reason that these collections sold out, but I do believe I was a catalyst. I began to have enough successes that artists started reaching out to me for advice and help. And so I offered to help some of those artists promote their collections. I did my first Superniftyfan logo feature and top featured section take over with Tommy Quak and his collection “NYC (for Louis Vuitton)”, plus did a custom t-shirt that I sold in the Superniftyfan store. The collection sold out the next day.
I worked with Tony Sellen and his “White Lines” collection and offered a free t-shirt with the “White Lines #1” on it if it sold out. It sold out 8 hours later.
And you’ll notice with all of these, I focused on a very specific segment of the market and in this case it was photography collections, which were just starting to pick up at the time. It allowed me to learn that market well enough to understand how to navigate it and put more successes under my belt than I would have if I were too broad in my scope.
But I also continued to pick artists out of the blue and tweet about how much I loved them with no notice to the artist, especially if they were in categories I had not really established myself in and if the category seemed to have latent potential.
One I did recently is Trippy Headz, which was 100 hand painted abstract portraits. I can’t remember how I came across them, but I bought a few and did a long thread on why I loved each one that I bought. I featured them on the top featured section of Superniftyfan and continued to tweet about them. I even predicted that the collection would sell out in 24 hours and then it actually did sell out in 24 hours.
I’ve also done numerous collaborations with artists, where usually I had a crazy idea for a project and then I’d get an artist to sign on to do it with me. My very first one was with George Williams and it was called “Portrait of a Collector”. You can read about the full details of the project in my blog post. There were 10 pieces and we launched each one, one by one, and they all got bids in less than 24 hours. The pinnacle of this series was when we sold the one I was planning on keeping for myself for 43 ETH.
My most recent project was a collaboration with Tania Rivilis and it is probably one of the best examples of how I would work with an artist to promote their art and manage it towards a successful sale. She originally came to me asking for feedback on an idea and as we started talking about it, the idea evolved into an even bigger idea that we were both very excited about. I offered to collaborate with her on the project, sort of like I did with George Williams, and she immediately agreed. The next thing I know, she was sending me photos of all the materials she had just bought for the project.
Tania is an incredible painter and it is just stunning how fast she works. She went from idea to finishing 36 separate portraits in just 3 weeks. And as the project progressed it went from a collaboration to more of a curator/artist relationship. She just took our idea by the horns and rode it to completion. I helped to develop the release and pricing strategy and I worked with her to promote the project. So in the end it was actually a nice practice run for how I might manage artists in my SuperRare Space. The project was called “We The Punks” composed of 36 portraits and it sold out in two hours.
So it’s not a traditional path of learning how to sell art, but I’ve definitely learned it by the seat of my pants in this fast moving world of NFTs.
10. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into the Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?
If I understand this correctly, the key part of this question is “new”, where “new” is referring to artists who have not yet minted an NFT and are not yet in the CryptoArt space.
I have two specific artists in mind. They are world class artists in their respective fields and they are close personal friends. I have talked to them and they have both agreed to participate in my space if I were to receive one.
Benny Gold is a legendary street wear designer. He started with just a sticker with a paper airplane and the words “Stay Gold” and built it into a global brand. He has done collaborations with Nike, Jansport, designed the original HUF logo, and worked with brands like Supreme. Benny and I have been talking about NFTs for a while and how to do his first NFT, so this was a perfect opportunity and I’m very thankful that he agreed to participate.
Julie Chang is an extraordinary contemporary artist. She uses intricately woven patterns and images to create beautiful works of art that have so many layers of meaning and symbolism. One of the most public displays of her work is the Grand Hall terrazzo floor of the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco. It spans 20,000 square feet and it is truly stunning to see. I’ve always wanted to work with her on a project and so I asked her if she would be willing to participate in my space if I were to get one. She instantly said yes. I had to make sure she understood what I asked, but she is one of those incredible people who will jump in head first into something new, half knowing what it is, just because you are right there with her jumping in.
11. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with for this Space? Have they committed to participating yet?
I have this instinct to always give more than I take, so it is very humbling to ask people for a favor, especially in large numbers, which is what I had to do to pull together a respectable roster of crypto-artists to work with me for this Space. I asked those I had a long standing relationship with, across a wide range of artists both in terms of their style as well as their careers.
And I must say I was blown away by the response. I could not be more grateful to the following 14 artists who agreed to participate.
Reuben Wu, Rizacan Kumas, George Williams, Local Machine, Tania Rivilis, Selay Karasu, Daria Antypenko, Natalie Shau, Christophe Tritz, Richie John Mason, Marc Hemeon, Rik Oostenbroek, Alberto Seveso, Arnaud Montagard
To read the full list of stories about my relationship with each of these artists, please see the blog post of the unabridged SuperRare Space application for Superniftyfan.
I’ve been a huge fan of Reuben Wu’s work for a long time, so I could not believe it when he DM’d me for advice after reading one of my tweet threads about pricing. Ever since then we’ve stayed in touch and I have truly enjoyed our conversations. So Reuben was one of the first artists I reached out to and I could not be happier that he agreed to participate. We’ve already started chatting about what kinds of pieces to release in the Space and it will be quite exceptional as all Reuben Wu pieces are but will also be quite a surprise.
I first noticed Rizacan from the behind-the-scenes video he did for his 3-2-1 book. He has such a gentle way of photographing children in such tragic situations. To my surprise, he sent me a cold DM to introduce himself and we started chatting. But what really got me was when he purchased one of the “Portrait of a Collector” (POAC) pieces that George Williams and I collaborated on. With each auction, I airdropped a free POAC collectible to all the bidders and when I reached out to Rizacan to give him his gift, he immediately wanted to give it to somebody else. That act of generosity has been a constant presence in my conversations with him and everything he does. He has truly become a friend as much as I have grown to love and admire his photography. His “Panoramic Portraits” has been a phenomenal success and his genesis piece on Superrare was just stunning and of course he generously gave all the proceeds to the Malala Fund. I could not be more thankful for his participation.
George and I were connected via a tweet from Marischa Becker and I’ve been a fan of his work ever since. I love his abstract 3D works and he has an incredible sense of form that somehow creates order from chaos. I had this idea for a portrait series and I reached out to him to collaborate and to my surprise, he said yes and what resulted was the “Portrait of a Collector” series, which was an incredible success. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had working with someone and so I had to invite him to my space. He graciously said yes and pleased to have his participation.
Tania and I connected when she created a piece called “DNA of ART. Segment #17” based on what I said in one of my tweets. I had never had anybody create a piece inspired by something I said before and I was truly surprised and honored that she did this. I of course immediately bid on it and now own the piece. Ever since then we’ve stayed in touch and have become great friends. She is an extraordinary painter and I love how she is bridging old and new in such innovative and fearless ways. We just recently finished a collaboration together called “We the Punks” and so of course I had to invite her to participate. I’m so happy that she said yes.
I first noticed Selay when I saw her piece “Symbiosis #0cchi04”. It was one of the first generative art works that I truly fell in love with. We connected on Twitter, but then she reached out to me on DM and told me about how Google Earth was one of the main tools she used to create her work. I was truly blown away when she said this and so we started talking more about her work. But then I had one of my crazy ideas and I asked her if she would be open to doing a collaboration where I used my years of experience looking at satellite imagery while building Google Earth with her incredible skills as a generative artist. She immediately said yes and we’ve been working on this project together for the past few months. With this application, I thought that a Superrare Space would be the perfect place to list this piece. She agreed and so I’m so happy that she will be participating.
I first connected with Daria when I bought her piece “Thrive” and she reached out to me afterwards to thank me for buying the piece. She shared with me her process in creating her art, giving me detailed explanations of her procedural steps in Houdini using custom scripts. She has made huge steps in her art since we first connected and now has a bidding war for each piece she releases. I’ve been so impressed with not only her work but how quickly she is developing as an artist. I am so happy she agreed to participate.
I had been watching Natalie’s work for a long time before I ever bought a piece of hers and even after I bought a piece, I was still trying to figure out her work. It had such strength, yet so delicate. And there was this blend of cuteness and darkness that created a dissonance that at first was disturbing to me. But when I heard her talk about the inspiration for her “Bad Girls Club” series, it all clicked. After I saw (and bought) the piece “White Swan” from the Bad Girls Club series, I truly started to connect with her work. I am so happy she agreed to participate.
12. Please provide any additional details you can about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of exhibitions, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.
The beauty of SuperRare Spaces is that it is such a perfect compliment to Superniftyfan.
Superniftyfan is meant to be very inclusive and only lightly curated. Anybody can create an account and add their artwork onto the site. It is not a platform for selling/buying NFTs, it is a platform that is designed to help you organize and collect the NFTs you want to buy, not the ones you already own. It is meant to bring as much visibility to as many artists as possible.
My vision for my SuperRare Space is for it to be very exclusive and highly curated, which is very much on brand with the core philosophy of SuperRare. And it is the place where you can buy/sell NFTs. As I mentioned in the manifesto section, I want to use my SuperRare Space as a place to recognize when an artist reaches that next level in their work, especially those that are undervalued and under appreciated both as an artist and also in their art form.
Superniftyfan will help me find and nurture those artists that have potential. It is the wide open space where artists can explore and experiment in a safe supportive space. SuperRare Spaces will be the way to reward them for all their hard work, passion, and vision. It will be a highly coveted place for the emerging artists in emerging art forms. The dream is that a couple years down the road, if you trace back any fringe art form that is finally blowing up, you will find many roots in the Superniftyfan community and seminal pieces in the Superniftyfan SuperRare Space.
If you look at the list of artists I’ve named above in the question about artists I plan to work with in the space, you can get a sense of the cadence and number of artworks that I want to release. It may seem high for just one person, but I’m already doing close to this number right now with my promotions and collaborations.
It is truly a labor of love and I hope that SuperRare Spaces will help make my work with NFT artists a sustainable endeavor, so I can keep on helping more and more artists.
13. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?
My plan is to follow SuperRare’s lead and keep the default 10% commission rate that was mentioned with the updated fee structure in the SuperRare 2.0 announcement. I like it because the take home amount for the artist remains the same whether they list on the main SuperRare site or in the SupeRare Space. Also given that Superniftyfan (i.e. myself) runs incredibly lean, it will hopefully be enough to keep my efforts at least sustainable if not growing.
14. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?
NFTs have opened up a global market for the incredible work of artists who have long been ignored. It has put artists in the driver’s seat and allowed them to take control of their future. I also think that NFTs have in a weird way created this new kind of “social network” that forms strong bonds and intimacy between the artist and the collector, the likes we have never seen before. I would have never anticipated that a cryptocurrency could create such a wonderful and supportive community, yet it truly has.
In five years, I expect to see at least a couple downturns in the NFT market and with each downturn there will be a purge of those who were just in it for the money and the quality NFTs will remain. This will only increase the overall value of NFTs and therefore bring in more participants into the ecosystem after each downturn. I also think there will be a change in the values of the average consumer with a strong shift towards digital assets. I think the majority of people will care more about their digital identity than their physical identity, and NFTs will be the dominant way to express this new identity. To meet this demand, I think NFTs will evolve into a new form. Avatars and virtual spaces are what people seem to think will be the future. I predict it will not be any of these, but something totally different and unexpected. The metaverse will be a real place where people hang out and to Mark Zuckeberg’s chagrin it will not be owned by Facebook or any other company for that matter. It will be owned by everyone.
15. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?
“The phrase omakase, literally ‘I leave it up to you’, is most commonly used when dining at Japanese restaurants where the customer leaves it up to the chef to select and serve seasonal specialties… Customers ordering omakase style expect the chef to be innovative and surprising in selecting dishes, and the meal can be likened to an artistic performance.”
This dish speaks to my Japanese heritage. Both of my parents are from Japan and they immigrated to the US before I was born. It is a common story I hear amongst artists, many are immigrants, or children of immigrants. One person I know grew up in Russia and is now living in Germany. Another had parents who were from Bangladesh, grew up in London, but now lives in Japan. Another grew up in France, but now lives in the US. It speaks to how international everybody is in the NFT community and it is often a mix of multiple countries. Omakase speaks to the highly curated nature of the SuperRare Space I want to develop, just like the sushi chef chooses the best fish of the season to present to the customer and sometimes it’s not even fish but something totally unexpected. It is also a dish that is one of the highest forms of Japanese cuisine, speaking to the focus on quality and the Japanese component, speaking to the focus on specific art forms that may currently be underappreciated and overlooked as omakase once was in the food world. I think this dish is an obvious choice for a highly curated SuperRare Space, but it has deep personal connections to myself, but also omakase is my absolute favorite food and is often what I have for my birthday dinner every year.
16. Anything else you’d like the community to consider?
The strongest voice I can offer for my consideration for a SuperRare Space are those from the community. I asked for recommendations from artists and colleagues who I have worked with and so many responded. So thankful to the 22 people who took the time to write some kind words in my support.
Reuben Wu , George Williams, Gabriella Morton, Local Machine, Marc Hemeon, Ada Crow, Beka Gwarliani, Dino Kužnik, Daria Antypenko, Christophe Tritz, Tommy Kwak, Tania_Rivilis, Rik Oostenbroek, Natalie Shau, Selay Karasu, Michael Yeung, Hakinar, Tom Quan, Billy Dinh, Brandon Lillibridge, Sutthiwat Dechakamphu (TheRafa_Arts) Tony Sellen
For the full text of all the recommendations, please see the blog post of the unabridged SuperRare Space application for Superniftyfan…
I was first introduced to Chikai in a tweet he posted showing an NFT he acquired of mine, displayed on an impressive array of screens. I was surprised and flattered. We didn’t actually converse until a little later when I DMed him asking his opinion on my pricing strategy after he had posted a thread. I knew from the beginning that he was a powerful ally, and a real advocate for artists. Since then, we have kept in touch, we discuss ideas, and we have talked about possible plans for the future. I strongly recommend him for Superrare Spaces and know it will be a valuable partnership!
– Reuben Wu
Chikai is a personable and canny art fan/enthusiast and collector. His keen eye for beautiful art in the NFT space combined with a genuinely warming and inquisitive character are magnetic. He’s an invaluable member of the NFT community and understandably held in the highest regard by those who connect with him, and rightly so. I personally found him empathetic and refreshing to chat to, and am truly honoured to have crossed his path. I couldn’t think of a better choice of curator for a SuperRare space.
Our chance connection via Marishca Becker’s retweet led to the single most exciting, fun and inspiring collab I’ve had the pleasure to work on in my career as both a traditional and digital artist. It was a true highlight in not only my artistic career but life in general, and it’s all thanks to Chikai’s ideas and inspiration,. To see this explosive energy in a curatorial form through SuperRare spaces would be incredible!
I’m indebted to know Chikai and amazed by the enthusiasm and support he brings to the community.
– George Williams
Name a more supportive and involved community collector than Chikai - I’ll wait. It’s admirable that he humbly started by simply sharing what he loved. It reminded me of my own conservation journey and how we are naturally drawn to protect the places we love so it’s nice to see this organic passion overflow into a curator’s world. His curiosity and inquisitiveness strengthen the bond with artists and transforms him from a collector to a true fan! I support Chikai’s application to host a SuperRare Space even more after seeing his proposed lineup including legendary Reuben Wu and Rizacan Kumas and am curious to discover who else he has under his wing.
– Gabriella Morton
Chikai is a beacon in the NFT community, and I feel fortunate to have connected with him. His love of art, curation, and community focus permeate through all his actions. He has invested time into building products, collections, and relationships in the NFT community that truly stand out. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of a SuperRare Space than Chikai.
– Local Machine
Chikai proposed to me a collaboration and I gladly accepted as I found it a very interesting and even fun way to expose my art. The whole process went smoothly and despite my language limitations, Chikai made it easy for me to bring it all to a successful conclusion quickly. My two works were sold almost instantly and that gave me great satisfaction on an artistic and personal level. Chikai would be the right person to impeccably manage a platform in Superrare.
– Ada Crow
Being very fresh to the NFT world can be a very overwhelming experience, especially as it’s nothing like the traditional art world I am used to. But I am fortunate enough to have met Chikai through my friend Reuben Wu. Chikai helped explain certain aspects of the space, laid out the best practices, answered all the questions we had, and even helped promote our genesis collaborative series - A Tribute of What is Always Present w/ Arnaud Montagard. He is one of the most helpful people in the space - especially for artists entering it, which makes him one of the most important in my eyes.
– Dino Kužnik
I met Chikai at the very beginning of my career and he was my first multiple collector. He is very caring to artists and one of the most important person in our community. Chikai always amazed me with his thoughtful approach to everything including people he cares about. He’s always wants to help this industry and make something new for all of us, to make some unideal things working better, for example Superniftyfan where you can storage all your favorite NFT. So he’s not only support artists with purchasing art and kind words, that always cheering up, but he really do amazing global stuff for all of us and help our community grow. He’s loyal support already change lives of many artists and mine as well. I am proud to know him and be a part of his beautiful collection.
– Daria Antypenko
When I started NFTs, I reached out to many collectors in the NFT Twitter community for advice. Chikai was one of the few who graciously replied and offered his time to check out my work and answer any questions I had. He is a collector with a sharp eye, is active in the community, and all around good guy who supports emerging artists.
– Tommy Kwak
Chikai is an amazing collector and a person - kind, friendly, supportive! He inspires and gives wise advices, he guides new NFT artists and supports them. I’m very thankful to Chikai and I’m lucky and proud to have my NFTs in his collection. I actually started my real NFT path after reading Chikai’s tweet that inspired me to create something unusual for me (a traditional artist) and to start being a real NFT artist!
I love the way Chikai promotes artists and puts them in the spotlight in an honest and humble way. He really takes the time to promote, to talk to artists and he is putting much energy in his own platform too. Simply super community minded with a good spirit.
– Rik Oostenbroek
I met Chikai on Twitter, after discovering his unique NFT photography collection.
Later I was lucky to have my pieces in his collection as well. But I want to recommend him not because he collected my works, but because of what roles he plays in the NFT community. I really love how meticulous his approach to collecting is and how he introduces photography and art collections to the public.
His input and guidance is really helpful not only to NFT artists, but I am sure to many collectors as well. The NFT world may seem chaotic and difficult to navigate both for seasoned and beginner collectors, but Chikai brings some structure and curation to it, which is really needed in my opinion. And it is quite unique what he is doing with Superniftyfan.
– Natalie Shau
Having to meet Chikai over the NFT community has been one of the greatest surprise I’ve encountered with. Such a great inspiration and a pioneer for the whole world with a humble personality; always supporting those around and directing artists such as myself to pursue their ambitions and dreams without any expectations in return is something absolutely rare to come across with. During our creation process, I had the opportunity and the privilege to get to know him closer and pick his brain while seeing his approach and point of view. He is the kind of a leader who not only respects and encourages your process but smoothly and respectfully guides you through the course of creating.
– Selay Karasu
Chikai has been a big supporter, investor, and leader in the NFT space with his brand Superniftyfan. He’s definitely helped me many times with his knowledge and guidance throughout my journey so far as a photography in the NFT space. I would highly recommend allow Chikai to have his own SuperRare Space to continue to promote, support, and share the work of other artists.
– Billy Dinh