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Bård Ionson Studio

Exploring the Distortions Between Realities

This is an OG crypto artist after all, one who first minted on the Blockchain in 2018, and so in his oeuvre is an impressive catalogue of cultural touchstones. With a singular algorithmic style —one which favors cohesion of color over cohesion of form, in which edges blend. Objects meld together, but subjects always remain strangely recognizable— Ionson has crafted both political artwork and the crypto-specific. He’s explored color, shape, organics, and more hard-boiled abstractions, all while including a cavalcade of recognizable symbols and signifiers of the moment.

Max Cohen

The Path To The Present 1954 – 2024 Berlin

July 2 – August 10 2024

Hosted by Expanded Art

fire and human form
Naked Flames 451

Painting With Fire: A History in GANs

December 20 2023

Curated On Sovrn Art


Art Added to Oxford Library Alphabets Alive!

July 18 2023 – January 24 2024

Oxford University’s Weston Library

Alphabets Alive! by Books on Books

Battledore (2019) will be displayed and donated into the library’s collection at the end of the exhibition. Read a full synopsis of the work by curator Robert Bolick. Use Artivive to view the augmented reality layer.

This will be the first NFT in the library’s collection. The NFT can be found on Codex Protocol

a hornbook with a digital image of oscillscope alphabet art in it

Featured Artwork

Desolation Of Empire 2020
WANT 2021 [ ]
SAGE Anomaly Redux 2020 [ ]

Nudes At The Beach 2019

The SAGE Computer from 1962 but it has been taken over by an alien force and the screen is displaying strange symbols
The HODL Frame Of North Bay Canada 2019

Bright Land 2018

Close Our Eyes 2021

Abstractions of Mind 4 2022 [ ]

SAGE Anomaly #76 – Series on Async Art with Sci-Fi backstory

Molten Cryptocurrency 2019

Presidential Portrait 2017 – 2021
La Trahison de l’IA (The Treachery of Ai) 2023

Face Right 2023

Ethangelist 2020

Solitude Is Different From Loneliness 2019

Hieroglyphics Of The Future 2018

Half Life 2021 [ ]

Apollyon 2021

NFT Art Prize 2023 Short List

Sponsored by Arab Bank Switzerland NFT Art Prize

Future Is Where East And West Touch

One of ten finalists. The exhibition of all ten will take place in Lisbon, during the Non Fungible Conference and prize ceremony, on the 7th and 8th of June 2023.

Time and technology changes the minds of humans. We can evolve and come together. There is a new reality that becomes possible that was once impossible if we let it. The space and time of the past are brought near to each other. When we touch we create the future.

This is artificial intelligence art composed from the ideas and words of the artist which an Ai model generated two images and then the artist edited it.

This is artificial intelligence art composed from the ideas and words of the artist which an Ai model  generated three images and then edited by the hand of the artist.
Future Is Where East & West Touch


New drop now. Blockchain art on Ethereum and Bitcoin. Generated from a smart contract and stored on chain forever

Read about it in We Are Anarchy On Chain(s)

We Are Anarchy On Chain #3

Proudly in the Collections of

Permanent Museum Collections


| Benoit Couty | Anne Spalter | TokenAngels  | BatSoupYum | Bryan Brinkman |. EZinCryptoLa Virgen del Crypto | Elsie Edicurial |  Coldie | Colborn Bell |  VK_Crypto    |    Momus Collection    |    The Art Whale    |     Jonathan Perkins    |    sebdcl    |    Roses    |    HEX0x6C – Massimo Franceschet    |   Fanny Lakoubay | Eleonora Brizi Breezy Art |  EuroCollector    | Gisel Florez |  Luo Han    |    Hacktao – Sergio Scalet  & Nadia Squarci    |    BoyPreviousDoor    |    Shortcut –  Jörn Bielewski    |    YoungStax    |    Brett Shear    |    Stanford CS    |    Thoreau Centre for the Blockchain Arts    |    Brandi Kyle    |    Kinchasa    |    Ezincrypto    |    Stefan Stignei    |    Brandon “Fuzzy” Schwartz    |    Vasilis    |    JudithESSS    |    Mattia Cuttini    |    Matt Kane    |    Chris Nunes    |    Mr. Monk    |   Jason Bailey    | Chris Nunes |    Pindar Van Arman |  Jake Johns | VincentVanDoughBilly Whistler.  |  Zaphodok 


About the Artist

Creating art since 2012 Bård entered the NFT space in 2018 with SuperRare. Bård Ionson is an artist who is exposing the distortions between realities that exist between realities. By combining technique and forces of the world he captures the temporary spaces between the physical, electronic, digital and spiritual worlds. These strange visions come from an uncommon combination of tools and techniques such as artificial intelligence, GANs, VCRs, CRTs, oscilloscopes, lasers, scanners, photography, smart contracts, blockchains and sound. He has exhibited art in Valencia, Vienna, Brussels, Paris, Denver, Washington DC, Virgin Islands, Dubai, Riyad, San Francisco, London, Miami, Italy, Manchester and Mansassas. His collectors have been able to enjoy his art online at SuperRare, Art Blocks and AsyncArt.

golden gas mask eyes with grid structure on a blue gold flecked background
A Time To Reject

Crypto Art Begins

NFT Book Drop September 19 2022

For the first time, a prestigious publishing project enters the world of WEB3, with ONE OF THE BIGGEST DROP EVER on NIFTY GATEWAY, featuring 50 among the best Crypto Artists

Limited edition 20 copies will be produced with the art of Bård Ionson on the cover on Nifty Gateway

Bård Ionson

11151 Valley View Dr #525 Bristow, VA 20136

The throne sits in a marble white room. An homage to Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Morton Livingston Schamberg and Marcel Duchamp.