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remembering hyuro

remembering hyuro

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Goodbye to Tamara Djurovic, an Argentinian artist whose murals celebrate everyday women.

Known for her intimate, large-scale murals across the world, Argentinian artist Tamara Djurovic, aka Hyuro, often depicted the inner strength of everyday, ‘invisible’ women. Sadly, Tamara passed away last Thursday in her Valencia home, surrounded by close family and loved ones. She spent the last 10 years painting and travelling in places like Brazil, Mexico, Spain, the US, and Morocco. Her murals – often tributes to women fighters who struggled in their daily lives – were delicate, her style subdued and haunting. In a statement, Tamara’s family said they wished for her work continually be honoured. “She used the wall as a mirror in which to search constantly and it is, in this infinite process, in which her painting distilled the echo of that conversation. Hyuro gives us this gift with each wall she painted, allowing us to know a little more about her but, above all, a little more about ourselves.” Throughout her life, Tamara was one of the few female artists to break through the male-dominated world of street art, and her works can still be seen out in the world, as well as on her website and Instagram.