Fefe Talavera’s Art is Inspired by Her Brazilian-Mexican Culture

Fefe Talavera is a gifted Brazilian-Mexican artist best-known for beaded masks and paintings inspired by dragons and winged monsters, animals from mythologies, creatures from dreams, pieces of bodies, etc.

The 42-year-old Sao Paulo-based artist uses acrylic paint to create her remarkable pieces. She depicts vibrant silhouettes and even large-scale murals, all inspired by her culture. Her monster paintings are metaphors of human emotions including anger, fear, dreams, and desire.

“When we looked at our reflection in the work, we would be seeing ourselves with respect and love, and it is this look that we should have with the Amazonia,” she said in a statement for Colossal.

If you are interested to see some of her work, check out the gallery below. If you liked what you saw, you can follow her on her Instagram, where she currently has more than 16,000 Instagram followers.