“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
~ Mother Teresa
Livia Elektra began her musical career in 2005, writing songs and performing concerts across the country. She has received numerous awards as a musician in Brazil and is widely regarded as an influential figure in Brazilian Pop Rock music. She has been interested in art since she was ten years old.
In 2008, she combined her two great passions in life, music and photography, and began photographing. Her foray into the world of NFT was prompted by the Pandemic, and there is no turning back now. She took the road less traveled in an attempt to inspire women to keep the flame burning and live a life altogether for themselves.
The collection “Find Me Here’s” description is based on the stories from Livia Elektra’s life. The collection, which is available on both Foundation and SuperRare, consists of pieces with vibrant colors and an abundance of emotion, with the goal of drawing people into the story and making them feel like they are a part of the photograph.
The ‘Cloud Tree’ creator believes that the NFT culture has had a substantial impact on how people perceive art today. She believes that we are living in an epoch in which the history of art will be altered once more. It’s the prelude of everything; the digital age of art will become indispensable in the coming years, and no one will be able to stop it.
Elektra began performing concerts at a young age and has no formal education in photography or music. She has developed her skills and talents entirely on her own. She continues to work in both domains, and her next big ambition is to study photography in the United States and direct her first television series.
When we asked if she ever wanted to consider doing something other than being Livia Elektra, who is completely dedicated to art, she said no “Today, I don’t think I could pick anything that wasn’t related to art. I work in music, photography, film, scriptwriting, and design. Anything relating to that makes sense to me.”
Livia, who is passionate about music, began her professional career at the age of 12 when she formed her very own women’s band. Her life radically changed after she signed with Universal Music and was able to perform concerts all over the world. The journey, according to Livia, was the most incredible experience of her life.
Elektra’s development as a visual artist has been influenced greatly by the music industry. She intends to continue working with art directors and creative agencies in the music industry, believing that combining the experience and art of many artists into one is extremely valuable. Meeting so many amazing people in the industry had undoubtedly aided her in becoming the artist she is today.
In our lives, experience is everything. It is critical to surround yourself with talented people who will both challenge and encourage you. We are constantly evolving, and there is always something new to learn.
A creative and introverted child who finds solace in LEGOs believes that her life has always been about creating stuff. Her entire family adored her, and she was her father’s favorite child. Livia’s father gave her her first musical instrument and her first camera. The pandemic took her father away, and she remembers him fondly as her staunchest supporter. She asserts, “I am who I am today because of their encouragement.” I want to travel the world with my art and make my parents proud of their daughter.
Her father’s death in 2020 left her completely irrational, aimless, and devastated. Her father encouraged her to pursue her dreams, and it was then that she began to find peace in photography, eventually venturing into the thriving NFT world. In some ways, Livia Elektra believes that photography is more introspective and is a private moment with oneself.
She learned about NFT for the first time in February 2021, and as someone who loves technology and had already been investing in cryptocurrencies, it seemed like the perfect spectacle. “I’ve been doing art for 20 years,” says Livia, excitedly. I began writing and singing songs. I’ve lived my entire life on music and photography, but it wasn’t until last year at NFT that I felt properly valued as an artist, valued for the art in which I put all my heart and soul.”
We’re indeed surrounded by so many talented people that it’s difficult to pick one out of the crowd. Julie Pacino is an artist who greatly inspires Livia. She’s a photographer and filmmaker, and she’s just launched a collection inspired by the film she’s working on. Elektra identifies with her as a result of the trajectory created, and this is the path she wants to take with her Series.
The “I Think I Like Girls” star will marry her fiancée Evie Dee this year. “It’s perfectly alright to like other girls,” she says, and that we all go through the phase of discovering and understanding what we’ve been feeling. “Some days will be harder than others, but you don’t have to go through this alone.”
“I spent half my life hiding whom I loved, for fear of losing my record label, for fear of disappointing my family, and suffering a lot of prejudice. Until one day, I woke up and decided it was time to face all this, that I needed to be myself and that I finally had the strength to face it. We’ve been together for four years and are getting married this year. Things appear to be completed at precisely the right time, correct? Life is insane” says Elektra remembering the acceptance of her natural being.
SuperRare is also excited to announce a female focus initiative that will not only celebrate but will also highlight, empower, and introduce a number of female-identifying artists, including Livia Elektra, who will be contributing to the growing community.
When asked about her future plans and why she wants to stay a virtual artist, Livia says she wants to make a difference in people’s lives by connecting her art with them. She has always wished to write and direct a TV series all her life.
She currently wants to focus on growing her community and selling her work as an NFT in order to raise funds to study photography in the United States and start her TV series dream. However, the goal is to always do everything as NFT. She hopes to one day be one of the most prominent female collectors.
Livia is elated to say that “I believe I’m on the right track for that to occur; the process will be lengthy, but I’ll get there. I know it’s ambitious, but I want to be able to give other artists the same feeling I get when my NFTs sell.”
We had the opportunity to speak with her and are pleased to share some exclusive excerpts from Livia Elektra’s Intriguing Interview with you. The beautiful and exclusive excerpts are an attempt for the artists to get closer to their fans. As a result, more women artists will be able to explore, love, and thrive in the flourishing NFT community.
Exhibiting a photo at the Billboard in LA’s Melrose Avenue was indeed a great achievement. Hearty congratulations for the endeavors. How do you feel and where do you wanna go beyond this?
Thank you so much. It was an extraordinary moment for me. I had never seen my work on a billboard before. A film played in my head of how hard I fought to get here. I feel very grateful for having this opportunity and for everyone who believed in my work. There’s still a lot I’d like to achieve. I still want to see my work in Times Square, Sotheby’s, Times Magazine, and direct my TV Series. A lot still remains to happen, but the most important thing for me is somehow to be an inspiration for other women artists and show that we also belong here.
When and how did you start your 1st artwork?
The first art I did in my life was probably the lyrics of some song, I don’t remember exactly what it was, but the writing was the beginning of everything. Stuck with the pandemic, I decided to choose some pieces of work I did during my career to mint as NFT.
I am in love with the colors blue and orange; you will see a lot of these colors in my works. My first NFT is called “Unleashing your madness”, a guy trapped in an abandoned psychiatric hospital, trying to get rid of his straitjacket. Today looking back, in a way, this piece started my release too. Today with the NFTs, I was able to free myself from jobs and people that didn’t do me good and make peace in my heart.
What is the thought process involved behind the artworks?
This is the most complex part for me; my head is highly creative, all the time, I have new ideas and new ways of making art. It’s like my head does calculations all the time, but with art, does it make sense? I have ADHD, and it drives me crazy (LOL) makes me want to do everything at once. Usually, I think about the concept I would like for the piece, and I will produce every detail, such as lighting, references, location, art direction, props, colors, makeup, costumes, mood, everything before shooting.
Some things change on the day of the shoot, but it is critical to practise coming prepared to the set in a general context. It aids in the prediction of potential problems and the anticipation of solutions.
This is the type of idea that develops over time and experience; we may not always have the necessary equipment, but we can always find alternatives to carry out our ideas.
How would you describe the experience working alongside prominent artists in the male dominant industry?
I grew up practically always entering places dominated by men. I eventually grew accustomed to having to go through this.
When I got to NFT, I knew I would face it all again. I faced it in music, I faced it in photography, and I’m ready to face it in the crypto world too. But I can say that the most difficult for me as a woman of these three industries was photography. I went through moments of very strong prejudice for being a woman in which sometimes they were even coming from other women, not just men. I constantly saw my work as a photographer diminished by the simple fact of being a woman and not by its result.
What’s your end goal? Would you continue to work as a digital artist or do you see yourself doing something different in the future?
I want to change people’s lives. It’s what I’ve always wanted; since I started writing my first song 20 years ago, the most important thing for me is connecting through my art, whatever it may be. I have two major goals. The first is my life’s dream to write and direct a TV series. I believe I’m on the right road for that to happen, the process is long, but I’ll get there.
This year, I want to focus on expanding my community and selling my work as an NFT to raise funds to study photography in the United States so that I can begin my TV series. However, the goal is to always do everything as NFT.ccThe second goal is to become one of the most prominent female collectors one day. It’s ambitious, I know, but I want to be able to provide other artists with the same feeling I get when my NFTs sell.
What would you like to suggest to young women artists and musicians?
I want to tell them that it will be difficult, that they will suffer prejudice, but I believe in the courage of the new generation. With each generation, we become more courageous and break more barriers until no one can stop us one day. They must stay strong, united, and true with themselves and their art. Many people will try to dictate how they should make their art, don’t fall for it, girls. Believe in your heart and instinct and break everything; you can do everything.
When you can’t do it yourself, it’s critical to surround yourself with people who will love you, encourage you, and lift you up. And here’s a golden tip for you: ALWAYS be a good and kind person, never lose kindness, it’s the key to everything, and you’ll conquer whatever you want if you’re kind-hearted and a good person. Please keep that in mind.
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