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KQuasars

Between Art and Science

THE ARTIST

Universe & Astrophysics

Passionate about the mysteries of consciousness and of science, international artist Kay Quattrocchi has long been creating collections that explore the links between art and science: astrophysical subjects that have a direct link to us. Along with the formal rigor of fine-art painting, she has for decades immersed herself in a study of the infinitely large and the infinitely small. Now, as the rest of the world is catching up and looking toward a metaverse, the St. Barth–based artist is making her mark in the NFT space, using the new technology to represent her lifelong fascination with the universe.

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Kay Quattrocchi

Kay Quattrocchi

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The technique

Black hole generator

Following years of studying with renowned astrophysicists and even meeting the CERN team, Kay has joined forces with Sander Sturing, a 2D generative artist from the Netherlands, to build a black hole generator. Their code is algorithmically creating 777 NFTs, exploring the captivating world of quasars and black holes.

#5

blackhole

Sequence ID: DS2 •

Sequence rarity: Exceptional •

Background type: Solid •

Background colour: Dark •

Colourway: Regular •

#2

blackhole

Sequence ID: DS2

Sequence rarity: Common

Background type: Solid

Background colour: Dark

Colourway: Regular

#1

blackhole

Sequence ID: DS2 •

Sequence rarity: Common •

Background type: Solid •

Background colour: Dark •

Colourway: Regular •

#6

Quasar

Sequence ID: QST3

Sequence rarity: Uncommon

Background type: Gradient

Background colour: Dark

Colourway: Regular

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The Creation of NFTs

Each black hole or quasar is programatically and uniquely generated from more than 15 possible elements, including backgrounds, nebulas, stars, shapes and more. No two are exactly alike, but some are more rare than others (common, uncommon, rare, exceptional).

The KQuasars are stored as ERC-721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain and hosted on IPFS. Purchasing a KQuasar costs 0.5ETH. KQuasars is the first NFT collection to be created and produced on the island of St. Barth

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555

Blackholes

222

Quasars

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TEAM

Science & Art

The partners at KQuasars share a single goal: to unite the artistic and scientific worlds, while bringing them together into the future.

Harrisson Bordjel

Founder & Digital Art Curator

Harrisson Bordjel is Kay's son, and throughout his life, he has been immersed in his mother's artistic universe. He studied film and production in Los Angeles and Toronto and has always been passionate about new technologies and the ways they can help talented people nurture their potential. With the rise of NFTs, he recognized a method that would tell Kay's story and allow her to dive even deeper into the world of the unknown.

Sander Sturing

Generative artist & creative coder

Sander Sturing is a creative coder at Studio Dumbar, building custom tools and generative design for visual identities in collaboration with motion and visual designers. While his approach is often complex and computational, the outcome is, in many cases, minimalistic and organic. Also a teacher of creative coding at international art academies, he is deeply in love with grids, generative art, and noise.

Kay Quattrocchi

The Artist

Kay Quattrocchi has long been creating collections that explore the links between art and science: astrophysical subjects that have a direct link to us. Along with the formal rigor of fine-art painting, she has for decades immersed herself in a study of the infinitely large and the infinitely small. Now, as the rest of the world is catching up and looking toward a metaverse, the St. Barth–based artist is making her mark in the NFT space, using the new technology to represent her lifelong fascination with the universe.

sponsor & partner

A St. Barth Pioneer

The island’s original real estate agency since 1974, Sibarth is a second-generation-led company whose principals, the Lacour family, have collected Kay’s works for many years. They are now excited to be leading the island’s way into NFTs, bringing the guiding principals that have been behind their activities into a very different sector.

Sponsor & partner
A white Quasar

Contacts

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