Quantus Gallery is one of the first of its kind, a gallery that specialises in Non-fungible Tokens. NFTs have seemingly taken the world by storm and almost every day there’s a new story about this medium and technology. In addition, we have an advisory arm of the gallery that helps educate collectors about this space along with spotting scams that are unfortunately rife in the crypto sphere.
With such huge demand for the NFT market, a lot of artists in the industry have been finding it increasingly difficult to find their footing, so much in the way that a traditional gallery operates and represents an artist, we’re doing the same with a select few curated artists. The landscape is evolving fast, and we’re ready to help shape it in the coming years.
How did you come up with the idea for the company?
The idea behind the company has been something that has been rumbling for a good while during the pandemic. We’ve kept a close eye on the crypto scene and more recently the emerging NFT space. It’s hard to ignore it really at this point, and in short, we saw an opportunity to support not just digital artists, but some traditional and well-established artists to help them get involved in this new space. Not just that though, as an advisory, we want to help investors and collectors gain an understanding of the market and be their steppingstone into this new world.
There are three founders for the gallery, there’s James Ryan who has a background in the traditional art market, Josh Sandhu who has a development and blockchain background, and then myself who has a background in finance. Between the three of us, we felt that we were in a particularly strong position to create the foundations of a new gallery in this sector and do it in a way that brings in some of the more traditional elements. A physical space for a digital world, it’s something different and quite exciting.
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How has the company evolved during the pandemic?
So that’s a very interesting question. Of course, when the pandemic hit with the restrictions that came that, the world changed quite a lot. People weren’t going out, there were no social events taking place and galleries weren’t hosting exhibitions, physical ones at least. With the emergence of NFTs and how it fit into the art market, it got a lot in the industry thinking about how things are shifting to a more digital world.
Ultimately, we took advantage of a changing landscape and used the time to think and to plan how to enter the space. Whilst on the one hand we’re approaching this in a more traditional sense in that we have a physical presence and space to display the works of art, we’re also ready to cater to that digital space in the Metaverse and beyond. That’s really the beauty of this medium, there’s a lot of flexibility here and I think it has highlighted how neglected digital artists have been. Digital artists haven’t really ever been able to enter the art market, and it’s perhaps precisely because of the pandemic that it’s sped up the process and allowed these new ideas and NFTs to come to fruition.
What can we hope to see from Quantus Gallery in the future?
There’s so much in the pipeline, some of it we can’t yet talk about. But for now, we have our grand opening in March, then we have the first exhibition with artist Pierre Benjamin and his Crypto Stars collection.
We’re also hard at work building our network to cater for the Quantus Club membership. In short, those who support our artists will have a number of benefits such as exclusive pre-sale drops, free NFTs, access to exclusive events, parties and exhibitions and that’s scratching the surface. It’s our goal to build a community of artists, collectors and investors alike.