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Poseidon DAO’s AMA: talking with Emanuele Dascanio and Matteo Mauro

Poseidon DAO, following the success of the AMAs with Niro Perrone, Yu Cai, Giovanni Motta and Emanuele Ferrari, in its third edition featured Emanuele Dascanio and Matteo Mauro.

Both prominent Italian artists in the sector, they told their stories and also discussed their relationship with traditional art.

Emanuele Dascanio

Emanuele studied art in the academy for about a year, only to abandon it as he could not find masters who could teach him the artistic techniques he wanted to learn. 

After that, for 5 years he worked in the atelier of Gianluca Corona who taught him the secrets of the great Renaissance masters: not only the technique, but also the tools. After leaving the atelier, he began his career first with paintings and then devoted himself to NFTs. 

The art of the past, especially Renaissance art, strongly influence Emanuele particularly with regard to the technique of drawing construction. In his hyperrealist works, Emanuele takes care of the figures as much as possible: not only the main subjects but also the secondary details and voids are juxtaposed together with the rigor of the scientific method so that – in the end – it is precisely that cosmos of elements that creates the image

Matteo Mauro

Matteo Mauro, initially interested more in music, after moving to London at the age of 18 began to get interested in art. While in London, he earned a bachelor’s degree in art of architecture and then approached digital art through a master’s degree in digital sculpturing related to architecture. 

Matteo started out as a digital artist and in his works the Baroque inspiration is very strong. Once again, it is not an inspiration related to the image per se but rather to the principles of grandeur and the typical study of Baroque art, which is steeped in technology and innovation: in fact, the figures that fill the space of Matteo‘s generative NFT works follow strict mathematical rules, very similar to those of coding. The artist, after learning about this new way of making art, has spent a lot of time studying coding and software modeling: his works are created through a generative script in simplified Java language

Highlights of Poseidon DAO’s AMA

The two artists then discussed their styles and their relationship to the past. While it is true that they both play with ancient art as well, they do so differently from each other. Matteo abstracts and tries to make something historical contemporary, not replicating the technique but reinventing it using new technologies while Emanuele marries the ancient technique and paints as it was done at the time creating something modern – using graphite and other classical tools. 

Emanuele and Matteo also discussed the importance of social networks, in particular Twitter and tokenomics in NFT art projects: according to Matteo, social networks, and in particular Twitter, can change the perception of artists; Twitter brings NFTs to the exaggeration of both art and marketing, in a sort of addicted way. Twitter, the artist reiterated, is a very powerful tool, developing a huge market, as was the case with blogs in the Bitcoin era. 

Emanuele, on the other hand, while acknowledging the importance of community, said that he does not use Twitter much. Instead he focuses on tokenomics and the importance of smart contracts, which for him can be likened to bronze that in the hands of a talented artist, becomes art.

Poseidon DAO’s next AMA

Poseidon DAO’s next AMA, scheduled for Monday, 17 October at 7 PM (CET), will feature guest speakers Andrea Chiampo and Raphael Lacoste.