Fritz Von Eric is Texas-born, New York-based artist and content creator. He explores complex identities of blackness through playful and dynamic figures, often referencing themes of family, queerness, and intimacy.
Tell us about the journey of finding your personal style. How did you get here?
I always like to be comfortable, especially in the sense that whatever I’m wearing reflects me as an individual and where I'm at in my life. Personal style is all about who you are and how you choose to show up in the world and that it's constantly evolving as we evolve.
Think back to your childhood. What did you hope to become as an adult?
I was a very imaginative kid, I don’t think I've ever thought about doing something that wasn’t creative. I've been drawing since I was 3 years old and would doodle myself in unfamiliar places. My dream was to move to a big city and become a movie star or fashion designer. I’ve accomplished everything.
But I’m not a movie star just yet.
Where do you gather inspiration from? Do you go about that intentionally or does it find you?
I draw much of my inspiration from personal experiences, exploring the city, people watching, music and reading books. Usually inspiration just comes to me when I see something that makes me 'feel' and it’s often by accident.
How do you spend your free moments in time?
I spend a lot of my free time drawing, reading and listening to music whether it's in the confines of my bedroom or at a cafe in my neighborhood on the Lower East Side. All of those bring me peace and comfort.
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Images courtesy of Fritz Von Eric.