FEFA ROMâNOVA IS A SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST INSPIRED BY FOLKLORIC CULTURE THAT TRANSLATES INTO THE STORYLINE OF HER ARTWORK.
September - October 2016
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Growing up in the Amazon, Fefa Românova was introduced to the folkloric culture, not only in stories but also through ritual dances she took part in throughout grade school. Images of river mermaids swimming through aquatic plants and giant native women, larger than life, sprung to her mind.
Her studies in theater, beginning in 2007, revived her interest in the folk stories and characters of her childhood. She began drawing and painting, creating a dialogue with these characters. She hoped to not only rescue them from the past, but to invent a new aesthetic and spiritual existence, one with its own mythology. Working with different materials and media, she seeks to fill spaces with a storyline, one in which simplified human physiognomy, animal forms, and bold abstract lines mesh and morph into one another, resulting in a loose interpretation of otherworldly imagery.
Fefa has exhibited her work in New York, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, and Brasilia (capital of Brazil).
AnnexB Events & Exhibitions
Open Studio | Fefa Românova
Public Art | b[x] Outdoor Gallery Project