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James Bloom (crashblossom) is a London-based cryptoartist whose work combines conceptual digital abstraction with original innovations in dynamic code. Inspired by the dopamine-triggering colours and movement of computer games and market interfaces, he creates ruptured digital images that examine themes around the fetishisation of technology, the splintering of self in digital worlds and the influence of network systems on humans. His dynamic cryptoart series ‘BURNER’ explores the idea of constant impermanence and the disappearance of the current moment due to the flow of new information within media and financial networks. His ‘PFP’ series uses neural networks to reveal the unstable nature of identity in an era where online representations can be reproduced and altered instantaneously.

His work appears in many major cryptoart collections including MOCA, Von Mises, TokenAngels, Elsie Edicurial, Nate Alex, Debussy, Fanny Lakoubay, omz, Jackie Courtney, batsoupyum, Matt Kane, Kevin Abosch, Scaly Nelson, Jonathan Little, Sasha Stiles, Mario Klingemann, ROBNESS, Giannis Sourdis, Zaphodok, Pangolin, Artie Handz, phon-ro, zerobeta, WangXiang, Stina, John Karel, Rare Scrilla, Joe Looney and White Rabbit.