Davide Gianese is born in 1990 in Mestre, Venice. Like many other kids his age, he spent many hours in front of a computer screen, but not just video gaming. One of his first interests was computer graphics and photomanipulation, but he never thought it could become a proper job. So after graduating from Scuola Internazionale di Comics, he started working as a graphic de-signer to later shift to 3D animation and motion graphics. Lately, he started his NFT production asstronauts, which can be found on some of the most renowned marketplaces in the metaverse.
Asstronauts is a series of rare NFT by Gigraphex, which pictures the surreal adventures of a non-human race with heads and butts swapped, lost in the deepness of the metaverse with still a gasp of human behaviours. They can be either still illustrations or loopable animation, but they all have a typical main character. Whether a still image or a video, all the pieces are crafted us-ing Ciname4D as basis software and post-produced with Adobe After Effects; additional soft-ware used is Adobe Photoshop, Otoy Octane Render, Marvelous Designer and more.