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TREVOR JONES

Originally from Canada, Trevor set out in 1996 with a backpack and a taste for adventure. Three years and four continents later he found himself in Scotland, fell in love with the country and decided to stay.

 

In 2008 he graduated from Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art with an MA (Hons) in Fine Art and was appointed director of charity Art in Healthcare in Edinburgh.

He went on to teach at Leith School of Art while exhibiting in London, Truro and Edinburgh, staging his first solo exhibition in 2010. Since 2012 he has been experimenting with the potential of QR codes in art and combining AR with traditional oil painting.

 

In 2014 he “hijacked” images in the Royal Scottish Academy and in 2015 the National Gallery of Scotland to showcase his own work, setting up an app to view his paintings in place of Old Masters.

 

Two years later he was invited to exhibit AR paintings at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and took his first dive into Bitcoin and crypto trading. Since then, he has “hijacked” Edinburgh’s National Portrait Gallery in 2018 and exhibited crypto-themed work at crypto conferences. In 2021 the open-edition NFT derived from his painting The Bitcoin Angel broke sale records and is now one of the most iconic NFTs in the world.

 

He also created The Angel’s Share NFT to accompany the record-breaking $2.3m sale of a cask of Macallan’s whisky and collaborated with rapper Ice Cube.

 

Following the success of the Bitcoin Angel Trevor created the Fallen Angel NFT, based on the legend of a group of 100 corrupt angels who, instead of continuing their journey to heaven like those who ascended to the edge of the earth’s atmosphere by spaceship, plummeted back to earth.

 

The Fallen Angel animated NFT and physical bronze resin sculpture was promoted in September 2022 in the world’s most famous advertising site, New York’s Times Square.

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