About

Curation. Depth. Legitimacy.
Vision

There is a cultural, technological and financial convergence revolutionising the World of Art. The industrial world has reached its limits and is in decline. As old society is collapsing, a new one, a golden age, is emerging from within.

This is Crysalis.

Mission

We are building:

  • a brand which is synonymous with only the highest quality of crypto fine art.
  • a bridge to facilitate value transfer from traditional art to crypto art.
  • a brand associated with innovation, to take audiences deeper into crypto art than they have ever been before.
Current issues with Crypto Art
  • Large quantities of crypto art have been created but it is difficult to find the best work.
  • Once you’ve found an artist you like, it’s difficult to dive into their work and become immersed in their world.
  • Crypto art has a lot of technical advantages over traditional art, but the amount of investment pales in comparison.
What we do

At first we will provide:

  1. Research & Education
  2. In-depth artist Spotlights
  3. Art Advisory

As we scour the landscape for artists to feature on Spotlight, we will share our journey on our Curation/Research section. Our research will feature educational material inlcuding artworks' images, written content, artist interviews, audio & much more. Join us on a journey to find the top emerging talents.

Spotlights will deep dive on artists for extended periods of time. They’ll show the artist and their series of works from never before-seen angles. You’ll be able to acquire pieces directly through Spotlight. We’ll be working with artists to develop and mint exclusive artworks.

Our Art Advisory will provide bespoke services to both new and expert buyers. We’ll hold collectors' hands who are less familiar to crypto art to get them up to speed with the tools necessary to select, buy, custody and display works. Get in touch at hello@crysalis.art and we'll set up a free consultation.

Founders
Jay Bowles
Jay Bowles

Jay is a Hong Kong-born well respected entrepreneur and investor with a background in founding and helping create art and education technology businesses. He was on the founding team of BridgeU, a successful European EdTech company.

Jay is the founder of Rebase. Rebase helps cryptonetworks to bootstrap their communities through high-quality and extensive education materials. He is also a co-owner of Hua, a digital platform focused on the contemporary Chinese art world. Hua represents some of the top contemporary Chinese art talents and has curated exhibitions in prestigious museums and galleries.

Jay holds a degree in Genetics from Cardiff University. In 2018 he was on the winning team at the EOS Global Hackathon for a project that could generate large quantities of genomic data through crypto economic incentives on the blockchain.

Jay brings an in-depth knowledge of the decentralised finance landscape and mechanism design to the world of cryptoart.

Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli
Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli

Dagmar is an established art entrepreneur, advisor and curator. She is co-owner and director of Hua, a London-based art advisory and digital platform that collaborates with museums, institutions, galleries and private collectors, promoting the development of contemporary Chinese art worldwide.

She holds a MA in History of Art from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a BA in Chinese Studies and Culture from La Sapienza University in Rome. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Dagmar lived in Beijing and Shanghai for several years where she connected with artists of international reputation including: Ai Wei Wei, Qin Feng, The Gao Brothers, and many more. Besides her involvement in contemporary Chinese art, Dagmar has also been dealing in Western art and has placed masterpieces of the 20th century, including artworks by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Andy Wahol, amongst many others. Since 2010 Dagmar has been involved in a diverse range of international projects including exhibitions in galleries and museums, art fairs and lectures.

Projects include: Out of the Blue at The Royal Palace in Milan (2020), Ed Moses & Qin Feng at BlainISouthern in London (2019), De-Coding at The Royal Palace in Milan (2019), Dsl Collection VR Museum at Milano Design Week (2018), Landscape of Desire at G7 Summit in Bologna (2017), Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong (2016), Waiting for Qin Feng at Fondazione Cini in Venice (2016), Masterpiece in London (2015), (Un)Forbidden City: The Post-Revolution of New Chinese Art at Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome (2012), The Gao Brothers in Fabrica/Benetton in Treviso (2012).

Dagmar has been invited to deliver lectures and talks in venues such as Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and has been featured in articles published on the Independent, Wall Street International and the BBC.

Dagmar maintains a wide range of connections to artists, galleries and museums worldwide. Besides working with established artists she also sources up-and-coming fresh talents.

Dagmar brings an in-depth knowledge of the art curation, which we believe being crucial to translate and shape the very new landscape of crypto art. She acts as a bridge between the traditional art world and this fresh, exciting space.

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