"An artist who speaks through art with a poetic desire to express himself"
San-T is a talented autistic Bolivian artist who expresses himself through art and recently achieved a global voice thanks to the launch of his first non-fungible tokens (NFTs) created by FINKA.Swiss, a FinTech company based in Zug, Switzerland. Art has been the bridge between the neurodivergent mind and the neurotypical world and now FINKA.Swiss is building a new bridge through the pioneer application of technology.
Citizens of Two Worlds Logos absorbed and reflected all the necessary light. His eyes would translate these electromagnetic waves into the most fascinating colors on the face of the earth. San-T was especially attracted to the 20th Century Fox logo, the Sony Entertainment logo, among others. He would study them methodically, measure them, do calculations, and then he would recreate them on any surface; on paper, on a whiteboard, on canvas, on the Uyuni Salt Flats with a piece of yet warm coal, on a foggy window, and even in his head with very precise hand movements. San-T is an autistic artist. He has been communicating through his art since he was 3 years old. Now, as a 22-year old, he has millions of sheets of paper and canvases with his strokes. He recently ventured into digital art and established his signature style by adding some wild lines before finishing every piece, giving movement to his creations and creating unique pieces with an indisputable stamp. Art has been the bridge between the neurodivergent mind and the neurotypical world. It is a bridge that can be traveled in both directions. The flow is constant. However, it is not free of bumps, intolerance and misunderstanding among them. The autistic way is not necessarily bad, the ordinary way is not absolute. San-T learns from our world and those around him learn from his. Sometimes we get lost in translation. We become citizens of two worlds.
A New Project is Born in a Globalized World It was August 2021 and San-T’s art traveled from Bolivia, thousands of kilometers through networks of fiber optic cables, and struck a chord, without the need of words, with Carlos H. Fernandez, CO-Founder and partner at Finka.Swiss. In Carlos’s head, the plan of launching San-T’s art globally and giving San-T a universal voice started taking shape and so, a team around San-T started growing to include talents from different corners of the globe: art curator Carolina Conforti, as well as Lucia Fernández, Claire Millward and Maria Fernández, as catalysts for the launch of every artwork to the digital world with innovation and differentiation. The initial ideas were then consolidated into a project that rests on three important pillars: 1) take advantage of blockchain technology to facilitate the sale of artworks through digital contracts, via NFTs, 2) raise autism awareness, a condition that affects 1 in every 160 children worldwide, and 3) contribute philanthropically through the donation of 20% of the NFTs sale proceeds to a foundation that supports the most vulnerable population in Bolivia, as is the case with Fundación Alalay. For the effective launch of San-T as a digital artist, we created a multi-channel and global platform with consistent information, image and branding. San-T as a global brand is registered across different social media
platforms as well as on his web page ( www.San-t-theartist.com). The neurodivergent world and the typical world are now configured in the same universe: the Metaverse. First Big Steps towards the Metaverse San-T’s first NFT collection, a collection of self portraits depicting feelings and emotions, was successfully launched in December 2021 on Opensea, the largest NFT platform, where one can now purchase NFTs with a credit or debit card, without the need to buy crypto currencies. Based on San-T’s global presence in the NFT world, he has been the protagonist of diverse art related events including streamed Art Talks, radio interviews and has had press coverage both locally and internationally. Currently, San-T is working on new collections which will soon be present in different platforms as well as in virtual and physical galleries. His signature wild lines, that characterize his artworks, are aiming at the Metaverse. Stay tuned! Instagram: @san_t_theartist |LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/santartist|Twitter: @san_t_theartist |Facebook: @theartist.San.T