N3XTWAVE collective drop on Foundation

Concept, Statement & Main Organizing by V5MT

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Drop Date: January 29th

Platform: foundation.app

Gallery: Pixel Lands World

Network: Ethereum

Editions: 1/1s

Artists: V5MT / UGO / Datura / Jerome Allavena / Nicholas Dietrich / Bleu281 / Lucas Lejeune / R.J / Francoise Gamma /  Element Lee / gozo


Event's GIF Flyer
Event's GIF Flyer


Pixel Lands is a series presented by N3XTWAVE Collective and minted as single editions on Foundation.app, marking the group’s debut on this platform.

The selection of Pixel Lands as our theme comes from its broad and easily interpretable nature. It encourages diverse perspectives, allowing for both figurative representations and abstract explorations, whether depicting lands or landscapes, and literal or quite metamorphic meanings.

The term "Pixel" in the theme doesn't strictly imply a deconstruction into 8-bit pixels. Instead, it signifies the fundamental building blocks of every raster image — pixels — whether visible or seamlessly merging into our perception.

As a collective of artists with a diverse array of distinctive styles and digital techniques, the Pixel Lands project is, for us, a creative playground for individualized interpretations. Each artist brings their unique perspective, contributing to a collective exploration of this versatile theme.

Screenshot of Pixel Lands World on Foundation
Screenshot of Pixel Lands World on Foundation

Why Foundation?

Driven by a passion for exploring various blockchain ecosystems and marketplaces, we are now entering the Foundation (Ethereum based) marketplace.

While all our artists are familiar with Foundation and have individually minted there before, this marks the debut of N3XTWAVE as a collective on this platform.

We've chosen Foundation for its vibrant art market and the community surrounding it.

We used Foundation's World feature to create Pixel Lands World, seamlessly organizing all the pieces in this release into a cohesive collection.

Who’s N3XTWAVE (again)?

N3XTWAVE is an art collective consisting of artists based in Europe, brought together by artist Bleu281 in June 2023, with the initial goal of organizing physical exhibitions locally. Currently, however, the Collective is focused on Web3-based projects, exploring the blockchain, various NFT marketplaces, and enjoying developing art events and collaborations.

So far, our biggest events have been WAVE - our inaugural drop, and more recently, BRIDGE - a project where we invited the NewtroArts Collective to participate.

As of now, N3XTWAVE is 15 artists located in countries including France, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Spain, UK, Ireland, and Russia. While some of us originate from distant continents and countries, all currently reside in Europe.

PIXEL LANDS Participants & the Collection

The PIXEL LANDS collection highlights artists from various generations, backgrounds, styles, and regions. Each artist brings their unique style presenting their individual interpretation of the theme.

Consequently, the PIXEL LANDS series emerges as a diverse and versatile body of work, displaying a broad spectrum of techniques and aesthetics. This diversity makes it appealing to a wide audience and ensures that there is something for everyone to connect with, creating a rich and inclusive artistic experience.

Artists taking part in Pixel Lands are:  Bleu281,  Datura, UGO, V5MT, Jerome Allavena, Nicholas Dietrich, Lucas Lejeune,  Francoise Gamma,  Element Lee - from our previous crew, and the new members who join our event for the first time:  R.J and gozo.

Below you can find all the Pixel Lands artworks.

𝓘𝓵𝓵𝓾𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷 𝓭'𝓾𝓷 𝓽𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓼𝓪𝓷𝓼 𝓯𝓲𝓷 - by Jerome Allavena


Inspired by a distant souvenir of the series "Les Nymphéas" by Claude Monet.

This particular “window” is like a distorting lens that reshapes reality and memory.

Artwork information: 1080 x 608 pixels, 100 frames, 24 frames per second, 2024. Custom video versions available upon request.

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Nosedive - by bleu281


Nosedive -Interface

for the pixel landscape collection with N3XTWAVE collective

1024* 24 frames made with GIMP


Twelve Hu ndred Tonne Obelisk - by Nicholas Dietrich

People have often thought that our greatest achievements are at the present...



Kelp. 10 - by Datura


underwater algae landscape

GIF | 1920x1080px


Landscloud - by Francoise Gamma


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Windows XP - by Ugo Digi


This work is a tribute to Charles O'Rear's photograph "Bliss," taken in 1996 in California. This iconic image, depicting a green hill and a blue sky, was selected by Microsoft as the default wallpaper for Windows XP in 2001. I wanted to pays homage to this memorable capture, one of the most well-known photos in history, echoing our digital nostalgia.

38° 15′ 36″ N, 122° 25′ 43″ W

Made with Grafx2, 1996 software.

GIF - 1200 x 964 - Ugo Digi - 2024


Cape Cod Screen - by R.J


After Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning (1950)

950 x 805 pixels

35 frames


the incident - by gozo


Digital collage by gozo 2024. png. 5210x4000px


G3N_GΛRD3N_I - by V5MT


G3N_GΛRD3N_I animated GIF is part of the ongoing G3N_GΛRD3NS series of 1-bit pixel dither abstract landscapes. Each GΛRD3N is unique with randomly generated yet carefully planted elements and subtle seamless motion.

G3N_GΛRD3N_I, V5MT, 2022 Animated GIF ∞ Loop | 960x960px | 90 frames | 2 colors


SNAKE PIT - by Lucas Lejeune


7s gif, 1080p, 10mb, edition of 1. Created for Pixel Lands, a synchronized drop with N3xtwave collective.


Frustum Culling Garden - by Element Lee



World parts


Pixel_Rain - by V5MT


This artwork is part of the Pixel Lands series by N3XTWAVE Collective, exploring diverse perspectives on lands made of pixels.


Pixel_Rain, Animated Painting & GIF Art by V5MT, 2024. Animated GIF ∞ Loop | 1080x1080px | 16 colors


N3XT Worlds

We believe that this is only the beginning of our journey on the Foundation market, where we'll be exploring its tools, such as Worlds. Our plan is to continue minting there and potentially expand the Pixel Lands World as we delve further into this theme.

We hope this drop will be a success, allowing us to return with more art in the future and continue sharing our creative journey with you.

We invite you to mint a piece from Pixel Lands and become a part of our evolving artistic exploration. Your support means the world to us!

Pixel Lands World / N3XTWAVE X / N3XTWAVE IgN3XTWAVE ProtoWorld

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