May 19, 2024

Digital art platform Prohibition wants to democratize generative art.

VenturePunk, a Web3 innovation studio, is launching Prohibition, an Arbitrum-based generative art platform and marketplace. The platform aims to make generative art more accessible to artists and buyers by using the Art Blocks Engine, a tool that brings generative art on-chain. With Prohibition, any artist can create, mint, and sell a generative art collection, removing the high barriers to entry typically associated with the genre.

The platform’s inaugural collection, “Monospatial” by generative artist Emily Edelman, will be available for sale with a supply of 100 tokens at a mint price of 0.05 ETH (approximately $95). Prohibition is backed by investors such as Erick Calderon (aka Snowfro), CEO of Art Blocks, and Devin Finzer, CEO of OpenSea.

Prohibition operates on the Arbitrum Ethereum layer 2 blockchain, offering significant savings in gas fees compared to the Ethereum mainnet. The platform’s goal is to be inclusive, allowing anyone to use its tools to create generative art, regardless of their background or technical expertise. In the future, Prohibition plans to add features to further ease the minting process, including a match-making service to pair developers with artists and a no-code solution for artists to bring their work to life.

With this initiative, VenturePunk hopes to replicate the early days of creating and trading generative art on Ethereum and foster growth in the generative art ecosystem. It’s part of a larger trend where various platforms are embracing the Art Blocks Engine to make generative art creation more accessible and user-friendly.