NFT Matrix #64

JSev
3 min readJun 19, 2024

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Hi, and welcome to the newest edition of NFT Matrix, where I present NFT Artists’ work. The artist I am presenting is Paul Reid.

Piece: “GigantomachyLink

Artist: “‘Earth brought forth the Giants, whom she had by Sky. They were matchless in the bulk of their bodies and invincible in their might; terrible of aspect did they appear, with the scales of dragons for feet. They darted rocks and burning oaks at Olympus. The Gods had an oracle that none of the Giants could perish at their hands, but that with the aid of a mortal they would be made an end of and so he summoned Hercules to help. Zeus smote and destroyed the Giants with thunderbolts and Hercules shot them with arrows as they were dying.’ Taken from Apollodorus, The Library, Book 1. Painting, Oil on Canvas, 80x100cm.”

NFTMatrix: The piece is epic and reminiscent of renaissance/gothic era paintings with an emphasis on Greek mythology. I find it very impressive that this is done digitally.

Piece: “Asterion, the Minotaur” Link

Artist: “The Minotaur was a famous monster in Greek Mythology, the son of Queen Pasiphae of Crete and a white bull. His birth name, Asterion, in ancient Greek means ‘starry one’ and suggests a link with the bull constellation Taurus. He was imprisoned in the labyrinth at Crete by King Minos and fed a yearly sacrificial offering of Athenian youths. Eventually, the Minotaur was slain by the Athenian prince Theseus with the help of the KIng’s daughter Ariadne. Digital painting, 4954 x 6000 pixels.”

NFTMatrix: I like the feeling that this is a portrait of a real being. The level of detail is astounding, and the mood is somber.

Piece: “the Cyclops” Link

Artist: “Still painting Gods, Heroes and Monsters after all this time.”

NFT Matrix: Like a modern day monster. I like the allusion to broken down post-industrial buildings to pair with the other-wordly nature of cyclops.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this brief introduction to the artist! Find their links here.

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JSev

Product Manager. writer (defi + NFTs). Artist. Poetry collection ‘Poemas’ now available for purchase on amazon. site: nftmatrix.cent.co