Scarcity obscura for Fine Art PAINTERS is a process that combines traditional canvas paintings with advanced technology. The process makes it possible for art buyers to purchase, sell, trade, share and display valuable limited edition investments on a variety of mediums that includes canvasses, small to billboard-size hi-res archival prints, hi-definition large screen monitors, and your phone.
Scarcity obscura is the planned process of an artist purposefully painting over their original canvas–obscuring or partially obscuring the painting below.
For clarity, it’s not painted over because the artist doesn’t like the underlying image, quite the contrary. Before painting over and obscuring, the artist scans the canvas at hi-resolution, preserving it in perpetuity on a specialized, highly-secure distributed data network. This digitized version, as a Limited Edition, breathes history and provenance into the original painted canvas–adding to its cachet and nurturing its value.
In essence, by painting over an image you destroy it, making it scarce. It’s removed from the physical world, but lives on in a hi-resolution digital version that technology can now duplicate almost perfectly, and protect immutably.
In a soulful sense, the last painting layered on the canvas, collectively absorbs and reflects the artist’s essence of the painting below.
Whether soulful, spiritual, or PUNK, call it what you like, unconsciously falling into a canvas so deeply leaves an artist’s intangible and esoteric energy behind.
When you know a painting’s creative provenance, and the story behind the story, it gives the painting weight, and unique perspective and presence.
The scarcity obscura process nurtures value in fine art investment by carefully controlling and protecting digital copies of the original art piece, which helps define its “unique” quotient and value.
Our process is a modern option for private collectors as well as institutional buyers because it allows an art investor to buy and trade fine art easily and securely without exorbitant fees, which for most of us … is worth the price of admission.