To coincide with Pride Month, SaveArtSpace X FEWOCiOUS present a public art exhibition curated by the 19 year old transgender artist FEWOCiOUS, starting June 16, 2022.
Following an international open call for artists, FEWOCiOUS chose 6 artists to participate in his exhibition, responding to the theme of pride. Participating artists include Alexandra Obochi aka fatshionista, Eleven, Jason Ebeyer, Leo Crane & Roy Joseph Butler, and Yosnier.
Alexandra Obochi is a self-taught photographer, pro makeup artist and creative director based in Abuja, Nigeria. Through her art, Alexandra unlocks deeper parts of herself and photographs beautiful dark skin, queer souls and Afrocentric ideals.
Jason Ebeyer is a 3D artist known globally for his glossy figures and sensual style of artwork. Blending elements of romanticism and eroticism with surreal figures, seemingly plucked from the dreams of the digital generation. Ebeyer’s work has been exhibited in galleries and published worldwide, whilst attracting an impressive client list. Producing artwork for the likes of Madonna, Doja Cat, Vogue Italia and Troye Sivan.
Eleven is a Mexican and Afro-American graphic designer and artist living in Germany. She is known for her vibrant, colorful and abstract art style. The focal point of her work are colors and how they impact emotions and affect human behaviour.
Leo and Roy are husbands and co-founders of the creative studio Figuration. They present their work L’amour rebelle, which explores sexuality and conflict by reimagining Carmen from Georges Bizet’s classic opera. In this new project, Roy Joseph Butler plays Carmen, disassociating the character from their gender, race, place and time, leaving a 21st-century figure and the opera’s oiseau rebelle (rebel bird), two alter egos competing for love. This struggle leads to rebirth and a new future. These charcoal drawings by Leo Crane are part of a wider web3 project, including an animated film, live opera performance, and a collection of unique vinyl records.
Yosnier is [primarily] a digital artist based in Tampa, Florida. His work is mostly inspired by the varying degrees of love and growth through life experiences relating to that. He considers most of his work to be self portraits in some way even if the figures presented aren’t directly him. His work has been thematically reminiscent of tarot cards. Yosnier emphasises certain colors or themes that aren’t necessarily attributed to what society might find palatable for most perceived-men.
Founded in 2015 by Travis Rix and Justin Aversano, SaveArtSpace is a non-profit organization that works to create an urban gallery experience, launching exhibitions that address intersectional themes and foster a progressive message of social change. By placing culture over commercialism, SaveArtSpace aims to empower artists from all walks of life and inspire a new generation of young creatives and activists. Since 2015, SaveArtSpace has installed the artwork of 485 artists on 819 advertising spaces in 35+ US cities, coast-to-coast and London, UK.
“I love art.” It’s something you will hear FEWOCiOUS say often, and if there’s one thing you need to know about the 19-year-old rising star of the art world, that’s it. Representing snapshots of his memories and a mirror into his heart, his passion for creating shines through every piece, all of which exude vibrancy and symbolize the strength of feeling. Now living in New York, FEWOCiOUS first started creating art at 13 in his hometown of Las Vegas. His foray into digital art was born as a refuge and escape for the young transgender artist. FEWOCiOUS sold his first painting at 17, and within a year of that, was able to move to Seattle to continue creating, through a series of successful NFT drops.
Most recently, FEWOCiOUS hosted his FewoWorld “paint drop” through Nifty Gateway, consisting of a limited 24-hour public sale of NFTs which generated a staggering $20mm. This drop attracted collectors from around the world and marked the third-highest auction in the history of the NFT marketplace. Prior to this, he was featured in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Sale in London, auctioning off his first ever life-sized physical sculpture of a handmade and hand painted suit encased in an acrylic box. The sculpture was the genesis piece from the FEWO WORLD metaverse fashion and generative customizable character drop and sold for $2.85mm.
In June of 2021, he hosted a groundbreaking and record breaking auction with Christie’s Auction House in celebration of “Pride Month” which sold for $2.16mm. In March of 2021, he collaborated with RTFKT, the next-gen sneaker and collectible creators who merges the realities of fashion and gaming. In the auction each NFT came with a real-world pair of shoes or other fashion piece, generating over $3mm in sales within seven minutes.
FEWOCiOUS has amassed nearly $50mm in sales for his art thus far, solidifying his place among the most popular NFT artists today and arguably making him one of the most influential artists of this generation.
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