* 1979 in São Paulo, Brazil; lives in São Paulo
Fefe Talavera, a native half Mexican, half Brazilian, went through regular artistic learning at FAAP and makes it clear that everything she actually learned and seeks to express was found on the street. It came from the tremendous shock felt at the brutal reality that the big city offers to her eyes, from the impact and social contrasts, from the disturbing perception of scenarios and themes that no academy would even be able to imagine. If she were not the daughter of Mexicans, dragons and winged monsters pervade the world of ideas, animals from remote mythologies out of dreams and materialised in a profusion of shapes and colours, not to mention the separate heads of bodies, perhaps from some primitive ritual: in such moments, it is as if an Aztec demon took her by the hand. But the artist knows how to mix this ancestral fable with elements of Brazilian urban culture, and the result is an invitation to the viewer to immerse themselves in a world governed by atavistic forces and the pulsars of the city, without at any time changing the high artistic level in that develops all its production.
Photo ©️ Fefe Talavera