FEFA ROMâNOVA IS A SELF-TAUGHT BRAZILIAN ARTIST INSPIRED BY FOLKLORIC CULTURE THAT TRANSLATES INTO THE STORYLINE OF HER ARTWORK.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Growing up in the Amazon, Fefa Românova was introduced to 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 varied 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).
Fefa & AnnexB
BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS
AnnexB was proud to present Fefa's work during the annual Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) on October 1-2, 2016.
The BOS is the largest annual open studios event in New York and is organized by the volunteer-run art organization Arts in Bushwick.
During the event, thousands of artists opened the doors of their studios to share their work with the public.
It was a unique opportunity to meet Fefa, and take advantage of this time to get a better understanding of the person and the ideas behind her amazing artwork.