Curators & Exhibitions
We’re kicking 2023 off with a roar. In the universal year number 7, our wildest dreams may come true, but only if we chase them.
After two years of individual art drops alongside our gazettes, we’ve decided to switch things up.
Going forward, Redlion will be featuring up and coming art curators and artists through a new format, which will involve 7 week exhibitions by our curators, covering a wide range of themes and topics and bringing to light up and coming and established talents.
Exhibition 2 | Week 8–14 2023
Welcome to “The Inevitable: Life, Death and the After,” where we explore the circle of life in the metaverse.
You’ll experience art that will make you laugh, cry, and question your own mortality - all from the comfort of your own screen. Come for the art, stay for the existential crisis.
How did I land this sweet gig? I love art. I love NFTs. I love Death; well, thinking about it at least. It’s a perfect storm of my interests. I’m glad you’ve made it this far with me.
It’s a personal reflection of my life and the death that is always lurking around all of us. You can’t hide from it. It is inevitable, after all.
I guess the polite thing to do is to introduce myself. Let’s start with DjjD, a handle that some trip over. I’ll start with the origin story.
Travis Bicklou by Markus Manson.
When I created my first gaming account (PSN if iirc), it was the year 2000. I had just graduated law school with my J.D. And I was finally getting PAID cash money to spin house records as a DJ. So naturally, my gamer name became DjjD2000. Over the years, I dropped the 2000 because no, I was not born or graduated high school in 2000, some common assumptions.
CALAMITY by Chroma_Code.
Most people online just called me DJ, which was totally cool. But every now and then, someone would try to pronounce the name. That never went well. So, taking my love of The Big Lebowski to new heights, I told them it’s pronounced “Dude.” That stuck. So yeah, call me DJ or Dude or whatever really. I’m not picky. I abide.
The reasons for my theme are all laid out in my exhibition’s article. It’s a personal reflection of my life and the death that is always lurking around all of us. You can’t hide from it. It is inevitable, after all. So let’s enjoy some freaking cool art that tackles the subject. Across the River Styx we ride!
Exhibition 1 | Week 1–7 2023
pushin P is presented as a manifesto, in homage to the OGs (that is, the Original Gangsters) of the NFT world.
This one goes out to the Rare Pepe & Fake Rare Pepe Scientists. To the thought leaders of the next generation, the digital renaissance, and the next revolution. The revolution will not be televised. But it will be meme’d.
If you’re reading this, you’ve tuned in to my frequency, and for that, I thank you.
That’s see, lawrie, as in C. Lawrie. But not celery… haha. That said, I take it as it comes, so call me what you like…
I went with that name because I felt like I see a lot that others don’t (at least IRL).
In fact, everything I’ve seen, nobody else has.
The same could be said for anybody... We each experience and share our own perspective, or testimony, as to what life is. As seen through our own eyes.
I would proudly call myself a few different things, including but not limited to… a Rosicrucian, a Lion, a Frog, a Freemason, and a member of the occult.
I believe in art, and I believe in magic. I believe art is magic…
Previously to web3, I was an accountant & a financial analyst. I witnessed the horrors of TradFi on a daily basis. I dreamt of a new horizon, and slowly but surely, that new horizon is on the way.
I’m a big believer in (and researcher of) Egyptology & cryptography, as well as esotericism, physics, maths, astrology, astronomy, archaeology, cultural history, etymology, memetics… and perhaps just a few other topics.
I believe, as Tesla did, that the world is made up of light and vibration, and that it operates on many frequencies. We ourselves are beings of light and vibration, but we are each vibrating on our own frequency.
Despite this, we are all connected… we are entangled… everything in our universe, is one.
Again, thanks for tuning in, I hope you enjoy what we’re cooking up here at Redlion.