Ground-breaking exhibition in London only lets you buy artworks with cryptocurrency

The Thinker by Joseph Klibansky

The first exhibition of its kind is currently taking place at The House of Fine Art (HOFA) in London where every artwork is available to purchase via some of the world's leading cryptocurrencies.

Launched as part of Frieze 2018, Qvantum features the works of acclaimed artists from all over the globe including Joseph Klibansky, Zhuang Hong Yi, Richard Orlinski and Hunt Slonem as well as Britain's Bran Symondson.

The unique joint venture with global cryptocurrency platform Uphold marks the first time that a collection of such high value has been made available on cryptocurrency and could shape the future of art collection.

Looking specifically at Joseph Klibansky, implication and paradox are at the heart of his work. What can first appear joyous, utopian even, can descend into bleak melancholy; utopia and dystopia co-existing. Perception's significance in his recent work led to an engagement with phenomenology – the study of structures of consciousness as experienced from the first-person point of view.

In his recent paintings, Klibansky juxtaposes architecture with slices of urban and natural landscapes, the majority of which he photographed during his travels. Birds, butterflies, nymphs and Impressionist-esque shimmers are mingled with images projected on large screens, street signs and twinkling cars. Although no medium can capture reality more effectively than a photograph, in order to tell the truth, Klibansky takes advantage of a lie.

To view the works for sale, visit thehouseoffineart.com. The exhibition at The House of Fine Art in London runs until 9 November 2018.

White Portrait 15, 2017 by Ilhwa Kim

White Portrait 15, 2017 by Ilhwa Kim

Your Body is Like a Work of Art Baby by Joseph Klibansky

Your Body is Like a Work of Art Baby by Joseph Klibansky

Prometheus, 2017 by Loribelle Spirovski

Prometheus, 2017 by Loribelle Spirovski

The Di-Gold Experience 187, 2018 by Marco Grassi

The Di-Gold Experience 187, 2018 by Marco Grassi