Cristalix by Aldo ParallelView on OpenSea
/ First NFT Collection by Mexican Artists.
The alebrijes or also called "Nahuatkzosquit" are an undeniable part of the cultural and artistic imagination of Mexico, and it is a craft in constant evolution. According to popular beliefs, alebrijes have a special meaning in the Day of the Dead offerings. It is said that the function of an alebrije is that of a spiritual guide and that each alebrije is unique, and something we should know is that one does not choose his alebrije, the alebrije chooses its owner, they also occupy a special place not only on altars and in Mexican houses, since some beliefs indicate that they are used as amulets to ward off evil spirits.
Pedro Linares López gave life to these creatures from a dream he had while he was sick, in which he saw several strange creatures resulting from the combination of two or more real or fantastic animals, full of colors and full of meanings, they were the "Alebrijes" as they told themselves.
Pedro Linares after the dream decided that he had the purpose of being able to share those animals with his family, friends and the rest of the world. And it was thanks to Linares' skills as a cartonero that he began to take pieces of paper with which he modeled the figures he had in his mind, all of them representations of what he had seen, it was then that he was finally able to bring them to life and the alebrijes They were born in the real world.
Mystical Wolf by NilacortView on OpenSea
Thousand Wings Dragon by Hafid.mxView on OpenSea
Throughout his life Pedro Linares made his work known to the world, in addition to making them known in Mexico, he also took them to the United States and Europe. In 1990 Linares received the National Prize for Science and Arts, awarded not only for his years of work, but also as a recognition for maintaining and preserving his own and popular traditions used for other works and that represent Mexican art.
Remember, you don't choose the Alebrije, the Albebrije choose you
Toro v1.2 by Erick SakalView on OpenSea
Tortuga de obsidiana by Silverio contrerasView on OpenSea
Lu, sueño lúcido by Carla SantosView on OpenSea
Ajolotzcuintle - Real Alebrije by NilacortView on Maniac1
Gorillion by GrafikoView on Maniac1
Cardinal´s Fury by AhorseyView on Maniac1
Nochipa by EthuardoNot in sale
El entusiasmo por la vida derrota el miedo existencial interno by EthanNot in sale
About this collection
"Alebrijes Digitales" was the first colaborative drop by mexican artists promoted and curated by Maniac1. The drop was also a contest where the winner "Cristalix" recieved a won prize of $5,000 USD. This are also the first Digital Crafts made by mexican artists in the NFT World History.
Maniac1 is the first NFT Marketplace based in Mexico, promoting culture and supporting the amazing emerging talent.