In 2019, Lans implanted an NTAG216 NFC microchip capsule in his body and registered his artist self on the blockchain.
Lans King is interdisciplinary artist. In 2019, by implanting an NFC microchip capsule in his body, he registered his artist self on the blockchain. This became the basis for his seminal work “(Network of) Self”, 2019 - Current. The microchip is linked to a series of NFTs that will track his physical, emotional, and brainwave data for the remainder of his life. It is a self-portrait of the artist as represented by his personal data. An iteration of this work was recently curated for auction at Christie’s and was the subject of a recent BBC documentary “The Cultural Frontline”. Lans’ ongoing project, “The Hyperreality Show”, blurs the lines between real & virtual, analog & digital, humanity & technology, abstraction & figuration. His interconnected ecosystem of works includes paintings, videos, installations, sculptures, digital/NFT, and signature painting- video/NFT hybrids. He had been making crypto art since 2017 and NFTs since 2019. Born in Saint Vincent (British Antilles), Lans King was raised and educated in New York, US. His studies in Cognitive Science focused on artificial intelligence and human-machine interaction. He previously worked as a digital strategist in the communication sectors specialising in luxury, finance, and media brands. He developed his art practice in parallel. Lans currently lives and works between London and Paris.