FEWOCiOUS on Christie’s Auction and Coming Out as Transgender
In a very short amount of time, FEWOCiOUS (aka Victor Langlois) went from obscurity to one of the most prolific crypto artists out there. As the frontrunner of a new generation of artists and one of the NFT space’s first medium-native superstars, in 2021 he finds himself living with complete freedom.
At only 18-years-old, FEWOCiOUS, known affectionately to fans as “Fewo,” has been dominating the NFT space with beautiful pieces that are consistently hitting six figures in sales. With his Christie’s auction around the corner, Fewo has already achieved something most artists (let alone crypto artists) only dream of.
The significance of his art being sold by a major auction house isn’t lost on him though. His journey through art has helped Fewo find his identity and vice versa. And Hello, I’m Victor (FEWOCiOUS) is truly a testament to who he is.
“So I’m trans. I’m transgender. When I was born, my name was Victoria. And I hated that. I hated who I was, who I was told I was. And I never felt right,” says Fewo. “And my whole life, I felt like I was an actor, acting for my family. In all my art, you see a woman and a man fighting, and they look like love stories, but none of them are love stories. It’s Victor and Victoria.”
On this episode of the nft now podcast, FEWOCiOUS opens up about coming out as transgender for the first time and how he has channeled his struggles into unforgettable art.
With his art having generated over $21 million in sales to date (according to CryptoArt.io), FEWO has earned himself a solid spot in the top 10 most earning crypto artists.
For his upcoming Christie’s collection, Fewo retold his coming of age story through art – chronicling each year from 14 – 17. To truly feel and capture the essence of the age he was painting, he used method acting to unearth his younger self’s emotions.
“I’m really happy, you know. But I went to a really dark place – but purposely,” says Fewo. “I was like, I can’t make it from this point of view. Like, if I’m a draw 14 years old. I watched all the old movies, listened to old songs and ate the same food. I have videos of my family yelling at me. So I would listen to it and get as sad as I could get. And then just working from that sadness.”
Having yet to leave his teenage years behind, we’re excited to watch Fewo and his art grow in the years to come. Be sure to hit subscribe and jump in to our talk with FEWOCiOUS here.