There’s no denying that NFT artists are dominating the Internet in 2022. Some of the most famous ones have created projects that minted (publically listed and sold in the NFT world) for millions of dollars.
In this article, we’re reviewing, in our opinion, the top 10 NFT artists to look out for in 2022; ranked in no particular order.
Winkelmann currently holds the record for the most expensive NFT ever sold. His piece, “The First 5000 Days”, generated a staggering 69 million dollars in profit back in March 2021. The famous artwork was formed out of 5000 digital images that he created as part of his ‘Everyday’ series. On average, his NFTs now sell for $130 thousand each!
Nowadays, he’s still making digital art using Cinema4D and software Octane, but has also taken an interest in ‘Metaverse concerts’, and has since worked with famous pop stars including Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber.
What’s unique about Pak is their anonymity, leading many in the NFT community to believe that Pak is a group of designers as opposed to an individual.
Regardless of whether that’s true or not, Pak has been active in the digital art space for years now, which has since netted them a total NFT value of $430 million. Their highest NFT sale grossed almost 50 thousand dollars!
Pak’s wealth can mostly be attributed to his famous “Merge” collection, which is now the most expensive NFT collection ever, amounting to a total profit of $91.8 million.
When a New York art collector bought one of his pieces for $90, Victor Langois, now known in the digital space as NFT artist “FEWOCiOUS”, was unbeknownst to the opportunities that would soon unfold for him. The 16 turning 17-year-old creator at the time then went on to become famous in early 2021 after a collaboration with music artist Two Feet, which made him more than $1 million selling his NFT art pieces in Nifty Gateway.
The now 19-year-old creator is one of the youngest yet lucrative NFT artists in the digital world. So much so that one of his latest collections netted him almost $20 million in just 24 hours!
Erick Calderon, who chose his NFT artist name “Snowfro” after a snow cone he used to own, is a digital artist and entrepreneur known for his website “Art Blocks”, which was the first-ever platform to allow creators to develop on-demand and computer-generated artworks.
Snowfro showed prominent signs of interest in technology from a young age by coding and projecting mapping installations at music events in 2017. Soon after that, he broke into the NFT space.
In tangent with his platform, Snowfro also created his iconic Chromie Squiggle, the now defining logo of Art Blocks.
Calderon has sold a total of 3,054 NFTs that have totaled $37 million in profit!
XCOPY is a London-based NFT artist who has sold over 2000 artworks, netting him a total NFT artwork value of over 45 million dollars.
XCOPY typically centres his creations around dark themes such as death or dystopian futures. Similarly to others on this list, the NFT artist has been a part of the community since the beginning, which explains the value he’s managed to generate over time.
The creator made headlines for his open edition collection on Nifty Gateway, Max Pain, which made an almost unfathomable $23 million in just 10 minutes! One particular piece in the collection saw a scribbled portrait of a character with a suit, tie, and clawing their own eyes out- ghoulish galore!
The famous NFT artist duo, Hackatao, also known as “Mad Dog Jones”, is sixth on our list of top NFT artists in 2022. Their name stems from the words “hack” and “Tao”, representing the major explorations of their art of duality and balance. The duo has sold one of the highest volumes of NFTs on this list at 9,184, with an average sale price of roughly $4,500!
Their pieces represent topics on environment, humanity, crypto, and the issues of society, often depicting little cartoon monsters in a pop art style.
Now, they earn an average of over $7000 for each of their pieces!
7. Trevor Jones
Trevor Jones is a unique creator on this list. As opposed to creating art from his personal experiences, he focuses more on technology and its impact on viewers.
Most famously known for “The Bitcoin Bull”, an NFT that went for over $20000 in Nifty Gateway, Trevor holds records for the highest average sales on NFT art sales platforms such as SuperRare. His first NFT on the platform sold for $10000!
8. Dmitri Cherniak
In contrast to Hackatao, NFT artist Dmitri Cherniak has sold the fewest amount of NFTs on this list at below 1000. However, with an average sale price of $112,000 thousand, he’s still solidly secured his place among the 10 most popular NFT artists to look out for in 2022.
Cherniak is most well known for his “Ringers collection” of generative art, which focuses on geometric shapes, some with vibrant colours and others in black and white.
9. Rich Lord
Similar to Dmitri, Lord is another NFT artist known for their work on the Art Blocks platform. The artist’s known best for his “Geometry Runners” collection, featuring animated geometric shapes “walking” across a variety of surfaces.
10. Marcus Magnusson
Topping off the list, and a personal favourite of mine, is Marcus Magnusson, the creator of the “Invisible Friends” collection.
The animated art features invisible characters wearing a range of everyday accessories to science equipment, rocket launchers and more!
With over 500k Twitter followers, the project became one of the most anticipated NFT collections to date.
That concludes the list of our top 10 NFT artists to look out for in 2022. Be sure to check out the mentioned artists’ social media accounts if you want to follow their upcoming NFT projects. Who knows, you might have a shot to be involved and own one of your own!
In case if you don’t know what NFT’s are:
NFT’s or non-fungible tokens are digital assets that are stored on a blockchain. NFT’s can represent anything from a piece of digital art to a copy of a song. NFT’s are unique, meaning that there can only be one copy of each NFT. This makes NFT’s valuable because they cannot be replicated or counterfeited. NFT’s are also interoperable, meaning that they can be used on different platforms and in different applications. For example, an NFT of a digital painting could be used as the background for a website or as an avatar in a video game. NFT’s are still new, so there is a lot of potential for how they will be used in the future. It will be interesting to see how NFT’s change the way we interact with digital content.
How to Invest In NFT’s?
If you’re looking to get involved in the world of NFTs, you’ll need to know how to invest in the NFTs is am. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of cryptocurrency token that allows users to buy, sell, or trade digital assets. Unlike other types of cryptocurrency, NFTs are not interchangeable and each one is unique. This makes them ideal for storing value or for use in games and other applications.
If you’re thinking about investing in NFT’s, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- NFT’s can be used for a variety of purposes.
- NFT’s are still a relatively new technology, so there is some risk involved.
- NFT’s can be expensive, so you’ll need to have enough money to invest.
- NFT’s can be volatile, so it’s important to do your research before investing.
- NFT’s can be a good long-term investment, but they may not be suitable for everyone.
There are a few ways to invest in NFTs. The first is by buying NFTs directly from an exchange. Exchanges that support NFT trading include OpenSea, Rarible, and SolSea. Another way to invest in NFTs is by participating in NFT sales or lotteries. These sales and lotteries are often hosted by blockchain projects that are building new gaming platforms or marketplaces.
To start Investing in NFT’s, you’ll require the following things:
- Crypto Wallet – Used for making crypto transactions, essentially buying and selling and storing your NFT’s.
- NFT Marketplace Account – You’ll then need to connect your Crypto wallet to the NFT Marketplace. Once done, you can directly buy NFT’s from the Marketplace as long as your wallet is connected.
- Funds – Lastly, you’ll need funds. When you buy an NFT, you’ll purchase the NFT at it’s price listed plus you also have to pay gas fees. Which means you may need to add some extra funds into your account, while purchasing NFT’s as Gas Fees are always fluctuating.
That’s it. investing in NFT’s is actually that simple. All you need is a Crypto Wallet, you add funds to it, connect your crypto wallet to the NFT marketplace and after that, you are free to purchase your favorite NFT’s.