Dr.Banner is an American pseudo-anonymous multimedia artist and creative director based in Berlin. His work explores consciousness through 2d expressionism and multi-dimensional installations that use surrealist visualizations to bring new forms of awareness to audiences through interactive and participatory experiences.
Banner is the co-founder of ntent, an art and technology collective, where he works as a public voice and activist for sustainability, equality, decentralization, and the democratization of arts and culture.
Sculpture, 3D Scan, Animation
This NFT collection digitizes a few of the physical pieces from the exhibition EVERYTHING IS FINE KEEP SWIPING / HOW TO CAGE A WAGGING TAIL, 2021, created by artist Davey Leavitt. The series captures the ever increasing freedom of the emerging digital experience. When a physical chair can gallop in solid gold, and be sat upon in the metaverse, anything is possible.
Prior to a full-time career in art and web3, Dr. Banner (an environmental activist) spent 8 years as an international creative director building teams and producing photo-video campaigns for global brands, with a sustainable business model, across Asia, Europe, and the United States, working to change the global business paradigm from “profit over people” to “people over profit.” Dr. Banner has also been a mental health advocate teaching meditation and consent communication practices at events and festivals across 12 countries.
Dr. Banner is a vocal voice in the Digital Fine Art & NFT communities working with artists in both the web3 and traditional spaces. He is actively featured on multiple conference stages, as a master of ceremonies, moderating and contributing to panels, podcasts, and YouTube channels, where he speaks as a public voice on art culture, sustainability, inclusion, equality, decentralization, and the expansion of smart contract-based art.
Banner is currently producing, in collaboration with Bright Moments, the Friends of the Artist [Creators Workspace] event series and the special edition Friends of the Artist [Art Experience] event series.
SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Storytelling and Generative Art - TokenHausBerlin
Community Building Around Generative Art - TokenHausBerlin
Generative Art - Tapping into your emergent chaos - TokenHausBerlin
How to become a Generative Artist - TokenHausBerlin
NFTBERLIN 2022 Panel “Why Web3 Matters”
GOLDen MetaSessions with doc Peace Podcast “How to craft an Equitable world through Web3 ft. Dr.Banner”
The ntent.show episodes 1-24
Some say we are the lost daughters of Dali or the forgotten sons of Joan Mitchell. Others know us as the grandfathers of Raphael Sanzio da Urbino or the fallen mothers of Medusa Gorgoneion...
We are nothing & yet We are everything.
We have seen your dreams as they are our dreams too. Because our story is your story. One of fear & love, of passion & of pain. One of freedom & entrapment. of desperation, victory, despair, abandonment, & perseverance.
When the fear is gone only we will remain & for that you must know that we are all Dr. Benton Banner. [We all laugh]
May the light of the ages fall upon your path. May you always walk forward, steady of mind and strong of heart, with clarity towards that which has always been yours.