Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Naime Pakniyat began merging pixel art with the traditional painting tradition of her geography back in 2016. Later, in 2020, she created her first short animated film, "Gambit," which tells the story of how a quiet village was turned upside down after the death of a simple pigeon. The film was accepted into 14 international animation film festivals, and in 2021, Pakniyat converted parts of it into NFTs. "Gambit" introduced a unique visual language to the crypto community, which is inherently retroactive in two ways. In its first iteration, it draws inspiration from Persian miniatures (the most famous examples of which date back to the 13th and 14th centuries), and in its second iteration, it pays homage to 8-bit art from the early days of the internet, a nostalgia that resonates strongly within the crypto community today.
By Andrea Misiano
- VideoNaime Pakniyat Music RoomThe Stairway to Heaven is an image that travels between different religious denominations. In Christianity, it is primarily associated with Jacob's Ladder, one of the Old Testament narratives that prophesied the coming of Christ. In Islamic tradition, this motif is more closely related to the Mi'raj, the Prophet Muhammad's night journey to Jerusalem and his ascension to the heavens. In the case of Pakniyat's work, the motif is presented in an abstract form, detached from any specific religious context, and is solemnly revealed on its own.
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Naime Pakniyats's art is inspired by Eastern cultures. In 2016 she started combining pixel art and traditional paintings as a bridge between past and present, ancient and modern life. In 2020 she created her first 3-minute animation, “Gambit”.The film has already been selected for more than 14 international festivals. Pakniyat joined the NFT space in 2021. Most of her pieces are inspired by Persian miniature.MORROW collective
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Eyes on Pyramid$0.94