Rynja briefly tells us about the discipline involved in expanding your world and career beyond what you already know.
Ryan Teo, better known as Rynja, has led a life that mirrors the subject matter that fascinates him. Like the tunic-clad, dauntless daredevils exploring distant lands who appear in his art, Ryan’s career has taken him far beyond the shores of his native Singapore to Europe. He began work in a Parisian studio developing games for Facebook and then moved to Germany where his day-to-day involves crafting VR games for Ubisoft. It’s an enviable and remarkable life by any stretch. By night, he lives a double-life as an NFT artist, culturing a practice that is just as rich in the storytelling skills so indispensable to him during the day as a concept image-maker. His recent series ETHERTREES is a fantastical visual tale that follows the expeditions of a botanist cataloging the recent discovery of the Ethertree – an allegory for the rapid success of the digital coin known as ether (ETH-USD) the largest after Bitcoin (BTC-USD) by market cap.