In his digital paintings, DotPigeon (born 1987) renders a balaclava-clad burglar, or “balaclava/riot guy,” in opulent mansions hung with blue-chip works by famous artists such as Damien Hirst, Kaws, Yoshitomo Nara, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The cinematic scenes are both darkly funny and deeply unsettling and his work powerfully explores the inner conflict between what we show to others versus what we really feel. He has since found success in both galleries and digital sphere, with physical group and solo shows in Italy, Germany, UK and USA and several NFT drops. He participated at Art Basel and his work has been auctioned by Christie’s and Sotheby's. He has been nominated amongst the top 100 influential creators and community leaders in the NFT space by nftnow.


Lying here, surrounded by these works of art and collector's items that have been so carefully amassed, I cannot help but feel like a part of something greater. This room is filled with treasures that are beyond measure, and yet they are here, in my possession. I'm not sure why I decided to do this, perhaps it was for the challenge or maybe for the culture. These objects are like a treasure that belongs to the world, and I am only a temporary custodian. Smoking this cigarette, I feel like I'm contemplating the beauty that surrounds me, becoming a part of it, just as these objects are a part of me.