Hyuro mural in the French city of Besançon.Hyuro
The walls speak.
Today the walls of half the world are in mourning.
This morning one of the most relevant mural artists of our time passed away.
Tamara Djurovic, an Argentine artist based in Valencia, transcends this plane of matter, leaving behind her brushes an incalculable legacy.
Hyuro, the nickname under which she painted, is undoubtedly one of the few artists who has managed to break through in the field of international muralism.
A terrain that men dominate and in which only a few women have managed to make their way.
Without a doubt, Tamara is one of them ”.
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Thus begins the heartfelt note from Nacho Magro, one of the most relevant creators of the urban art scene in Spain, with whom he has said goodbye to his partner who died this Thursday, surrounded by his children and friends.
His disappearance has impacted the community of muralists.
He was a very beloved person, with works in several Spanish cities, especially in Valencia, in the neighborhoods of El Cabanyal, where he paid tribute to the activist and urban planning theorist Jane Jacobs, or in La Punta, where a giant figure of a woman defends the orchard.
But without a doubt its international projection was greater.
In the last 10 years, he has developed projects in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, Morocco or Tunisia, as well as in much of Europe.
“His murals stand out for the innate strength reflected by those women, sometimes faceless, who struggle every day to get ahead.
Women fighters who make up a protest speech, political and with a gender perspective;
that tells us about everyday life in a delicate and artisan way.
Hyuro did not talk about her ... Rather, he talked to her ”, says the letter.
“After a year avoiding the disease, she said goodbye as she wanted to: at home, with her music, in peace and quiet;
accompanied by her children and loved ones.
Tamara Djurovic is gone.
But luck to us that Hyuro is still here, with us ... in each painting, in each brick, in each of all the stories that his brushes managed to reveal ”, he adds.