Until a few months ago, Fira published her works of art for free on her social networks. Her dream of being a renowned artist began in a notebook, in which she has hundreds of portraits of her favorite and even family members, and then filling the walls of her home with her art.
“I always dreamed that my strokes would reach everyone and that they would have value”, says Camila Fierro, better known as Fira, in an interview.
Until before the pandemic, Fira was far from imagining that her strokes would make her the first Colombian and perhaps Latin American crypto artist to sell her works on a platform for digital items through the technology of NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
And precisely the pandemic, the same one that “crashed us all”, was her inspiration. “Beso Estrellado” was the work that made Fira the first Colombian crypto artist.
A couple kissing with masks in between was the inspiration to bring her work to life “Starry Kiss”, which sold in a matter of minutes on the Open Sea platform.
It all ‘cooked up’ in a real-time chat about “cryptocurrencies” on the popular Clubhouse app. That is how last March she sold her digital work to Mexican investor Mario Valle, who resides in Silicon Valley, California.
“It was easy,” she acknowledges. It was enough to capture her inspiration and talent on her tablet and choose a marketplace to sell her work.
It only took 24 hours for Fira to sell two more works using blockchain technology, the same one that sustains popular cryptocurrencies.
I WANT TO BE AN AMBASSADOR OF MY COUNTRY AND LATIN AMERICA AND TO BE A LEADING WOMAN IN THE WORLD OF CRYPT.
That Fira has achieved this important personal achievement is no coincidence, as the rise of crypto art continues to grow. More and more people are paying millions of dollars to own everything from works of art to tweets.
How to do it? “The first thing you have to do is open a crypto wallet. Then choose the NFT marketplace to put your art and finally sell!”, Says Fira.
It is not in any large museum, but Beeple is one of the artists of the moment. Christie’s has sold his work “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” for $70 million. What is striking is not only the figure, but it is a purely digital work of art.
This has not been the first artistic dream that Fira has fulfilled. At 25, J Balvin wore a jacket that she designed exclusively for the Colombian reggaeton player over his Air Jordan 1 sneakers.
And it was recently selected to represent Colombia at Expo Dubai, one of the most important fairs in the world and which will have exhibitions from more than 190 countries between next October and March 2022.
by Melissa Galbraith
May 9, 2021
PS. As a Colombian, artist myself I could not be Prouder of Fira. "Si Se Puede"
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