Hola Mona: A Solana NFT collectible for NFT collectors that combines the best of fine art with a cheeky comment on the world’s obsession with great apes in profile pictures.


SINGAPORE – FEBRUARY 14, 2022 – A group of critically acclaimed visual artists have come together to comment on the latest trend in the metaverse – being digitally represented on social media as the great ape. These artists will reveal their identities in May or when this first collection sells out, whichever comes first.

Hola Mona is a collection of 1,503 generated NFTs of original source material created by these award-winning visual artists. These unique digital collectibles have proof of ownership on the Solana blockchain.

Hola Mona presents her interpretation of the most parodied, iconic portrait in art history, the portrait of Lisa Gherardini, better known as The Mona Lisa, viewed through the modern lens of monkeys that rock the NFT world.

Each Hola Mona is a unique combination of a digital backdrop made by these career artists in their usual style and displayed in galleries or at auction, along with a mask or headpiece, hair color, robe design and makeup or body art that is random generated from many possible features, all created by classically trained visual artists.

Since so many NFT projects are started with mass-produced source material by anonymous amateur artists recruited on sites like Fiverr, these (currently anonymous) artists gently poke fun at what it means to be artists in the NFT world and pose she contrasts this with her lived experiences in the traditional art world on different continents.

Are the Hola Mona NFTs valued more for their background in fine art (literally represented by the digital backgrounds in the coveted styles of these artists who slowly evolved from their art school training and decades of experience as working artists) or for the foreground portrait of a Mona (Spanish for “monkey”) with various fun pop culture traits?

See for yourself and discuss NFTs at https://twitter.com/HolaMonaNft.

The Hola Mona NFT public drop will take place on February 18, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. UTC.

Embossing and preview information is available at https://holamona.io/.

Download images at https://bit.ly/3sl7LDK


Founded in 2004, INSTINC is an artist-led institution based in Singapore. The vision for INSTINC is collaboration and connection, producing immersive large-scale projects that cross genres of installation, new media, performance, painting and sculpture.

INSTINC will resume operations as of JAN 2022 as an art space with a focus on crypto art. It will host exhibitions, residencies, workshops and lectures

About Shapiens

Shapiens is a digital artist collective founded in 2021. With deep roots in the media and entertainment industry, Shapiens strives to empower and represent our digital artists in the new Web3.0 narrative. We are developing cutting-edge Solana-based embossing technologies to support our artists who wish to launch their own series of NFT collectibles of any genre.

media contact
Interlocutor: SHIH YUN YEO
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Country: Singapore
Website: https://www.holamona.io/


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