The Mother of Cypherpunk Fantasies is the name of a collaboration between Ylva Molitor-Gärdsell, and entrepreneur Carl Gärdsell. Mother and son. The painter and the cypherpunk creating Crypto Art. Carl, a gamer with a background from financial services, is today focusing on a start-up company building tools for developers on the Ethereum Blockchain, as well as running the largest blockchain meetup.com group in Sweden. Carl has a deep interest in the crypto world, currencies and the actual story.
The Mother of Cypherpunk is mixing painting with storytelling. Carl tells the story, Ylva visualize it through her paintings by using gouache painted directly on wind paperboard. Gouache is a medium with characteristics of both acrylic and watercolor, but is neither. It has it's own quality and it can be used to create vibrant, luminous works of art and suits well for expressions with high energy. Wind paperboard, used as building material with the purpose to insulate, is an exciting material to paint on. It is black, a bit stiff and often large in scope. The combination of gouache and wind paperboard is the perfect medium for Crypto Art.