Fefê Talavera is best known for her unique style and approach to street art. Utilizing typographic elements, she constructs intricate collages that, once assembled, take on figural shapes in animal form.
Fefê’s animals are part of her subconscious rejection of using written language to convey human emotion. They represent her belief that letters and graphic symbols were invented by mankind to describe feelings instead of command them. For Fefê, emotions are inherently uncivilized and primitive. These strong and disturbing creatures signify what she believes is found in the darkest parts of the human soul.
Part of an artistic and cultured family, Fefê has lived in both Brazil and Mexico, allowing the two cultures to have proportionately strong influences on her work. Fefê received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado at São Paulo. From there, she pursued graffiti and other public art forms, drawn towards the visceral, primordial energy of the streets.
At only 27 years of age, Fefê already has an accomplished career as an international muralist, paving the way for future generations of street artists. Fefê has something to say and knows how to say it — and her work is certainly commanding attention.