Criptera was born, and is currently deeply rooted in Puerto Rico. Criptera has a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Criptera’s preferred method of work consists of intertwined mediums that include acrylics, carvings, knitting/sewing, clay-works, sketches, stop-motion, prop-creations from recycled materials & natural elements; such as plants, remains of ethically sourced specimens, concept photography & macrophotography. When it comes to Criptera’s passions there is a constant battle between biology and the inner workings of my psyche to try and showcase a holistic perception.
Criptera creates art based on the way they feel at the moment, and sometimes they feel nothing at all, and such side effects are the total halt of their creative flow and that's why they don't tend to mass produce, although they wish that wasn't the case, because doing art makes them feel alive. Which means every piece Criptera creates is something they felt so strongly about that they had to create it, and therefore make it an immortal memory to them and to those who relate to my work, although they keep memories sparingly, only the strong ones remain.
In the software aspects of things Criptera keeps it minimal because they are mostly a hands-on person, so they are slow using solely smart devices to complete a piece. Criptera uses a trustworthy sketchbook, Procreate and Adobe creative cloud to stitch ideas together.
Criptera found out about NFTs miraculously right about when the pandemic started. During that time Criptera had to forcefully quit their job and rely solely on NFT sales to survive at that difficult time. Criptera finds it has been magical to see so many things happen as everyone gets a chance to be a part of this community while being appreciated for their gift of creation that is being showcased to a worldwide audience.
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