A posthumous tribute today to the street artist and muralist Hyuro (Tamara Djuvocic), who passed away last November after a long battle with leukemia.
“The idea is there will be two figures dancing while sharing a beautiful blanket, one figure on each wall,” she explained in this project she intended to paint. In May of 2020 she was preparing with her hosts at the festival Echappées d’Arts in Angers, France.
Born in Argentina in 1974, she eventually moved to Spain. Well regarded during the last decade or so in the Street Art world, she made many friends and family during her travels to many world cities to paint. In an act of gratitude and tribute to their friend Hyuro two artists, Faith XLVII of South Africa and Helen Bur of England, each realized these figures from her preparatory sketches.
“The concept of the wall that I like the most is one of a kind of celebration of life… in my personal situation it is a make it very special concept to me,” she wrote.
“Big thanks to @blame_eric_surmont_ and the city of Angers, France for organising this moving tribute to Hyuro’s work and to @escif and @axelvoid for entrusting Faith and I with the task of continuing Tamara’s legacy and sharing her work,” wrote Ms. Bur on her Instagram page.
“One last dance for our friend @h_y_u_r_o ,” says Faith XLVII in her tribute.
“It felt strange and difficult to try to mimic Tamara’s sketch that she had planned for these walls. So elegantly thought out with her poetic sense of space and metaphor. We tried not to leave our own mark and to stay true to her rough design.
How we will miss the messages that you gave to us. Waking us slowly from our slumber.
May you rest sweet sister.”
Faith XLVII ends with something many in this Street Art world feel today about our loss of Hyuro,
“Under Our Moon.
Your absence fills the world.”
Helen Bur and Hyuro talk about their experience paying tribute to Hyuro in the video below:
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