Vexx has quickly become one of the most recognized artists on social media, with over 2.9 million subscribers on YouTube and nearly 800 thousand on Instagram.
Vexx (b.1998) is a Belgian artist based in Brussels, best known for his vibrant doodle-style works that capture vividly creative scenes one might see in a dream. He has been fortunate enough to collaborate with brands like Porsche, Gucci, Puma and Nickelodeon. One of the most imaginative young artists working today, Vexx makes work that is easy to recognize but difficult to categorize. His signature characters, which he calls 'Doodles', pair imaginative and pop-culture imagery with a contemporary aesthetic. By creating a colourful cast of characters inspired by childhood influences, art history, and pop culture, he blurs boundaries between high and low.
As a result of his talent, Vexx has quickly become one of the most recognized artists on social media, with over 2.9 million subscribers on YouTube and nearly 800 thousand on Instagram. Vexx's work has been exhibited at prominent international Museums and Galleries, including CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, Moco Museum in Amsterdam and Petersen Museum in Los Angeles.
Do you have a job title for your role in NFTs, Web3, and Crypto Art? If not, what is an approximation or newly invented title that sums up what you do?
Are you associated with an organization, company, gallery etc?
NFT Magazine has teamed up with the Crypto Mermaids to help more people understand and celebrate cryptoart. We find there is often something technical or cultural that is a barrier to more people appreciating work in this space. What do you wish more people understood about NFTs, crypto art, or Web3 that would also help great work be properly celebrated?
I would like for people to appreciate the technology around NFTs, instead of the current culture. Just utilize the technology in whatever way you want to express yourself. It's an addition to every artist's life and especially to digital artists.
What have you done in Web3, NFTs, or Cryptoart that you are most proud of and excited to share with our readers?
I'm proud to have had multiple sold-out collections and to have pushed the dynamic NFT world further. My physical ever-changing work 'MOON' is currently being exhibited in Moco Museum Amsterdam among works by Basquiat, Keith Haring, Banksy, KAWS, Kusama, etc.
What are you currently working on?
I'm working on new 1/1s, big physical paintings with screens integrated that are programmed to display ever-changing animations. So the work will never be fully finished and live on way longer than I will.
Why did you get into NFTs?
To create deeper meaning in my work, and push the boundaries of the art world.
How have your views on NFTs evolved since?
I would like to separate the culture from the technology. I think the trading and the 'cryptobros' have given NFTs a bad taste, so I want to focus on the art and see how I can bring new things to the art world.
What are your views on "the traditional art world" and how do you relate to it, or not?
I'm an artist first, so this is very interesting and captivating to me. Even though there is a lot of bullshit out here, I do believe some NFTs will be important in art history, and it has opened a new lane for every digital artist to more easily get into galleries and museums.
What are you doing to endure crypto winter?
I'm doing the same as always, creating art and trying to push myself. Also working with brands to create great stories and products.
We are a new magazine, give us some advice on how to get great work understood and celebrated.
Showcase it in a sincere way!
What is an NFT you love and why do you love it?
Beeple Human One is very important to me. It encapsulates a lot of the things I love about NFTs. The ability to create this 'living' artwork which is changeable over time and has many programmed secrets and rewards.
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