Tamara Djurovic, a.k.a., Hyuro, was a talented Argentine painter whose work tells powerful stories, often raising awareness of social injustice. This guide reveals some of her most striking works across Europe.Less
Known for depicting women, Hyuro paid tribute to the American urban planner Jane Jacobs, who pioneered a new way of thinking about cities. The crystal ball reveals that the main focus should be with citizens instead of creating landmarks. This project was part of "Interactive Murals Women of Science" by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and Las Naves in 2019.
“Una donna libera” (Via Don Mattia Nobile 3) pays tribute to Maria Ochipinti, a militant pacifist, anarchist, and feminist who is recorded in Sicilian history as an emblem of Sicilian women’s protest in the mid-forties. This wall speaks about her passion, freedom, and her greatness, but it also represents the abuse, and she had to live with. It’s a perfect example of Hyuro’s signature style of not showing faces, leaving her work open for interpretation. Created for the Ragusa Festiwall.
Titled “War Impact In Children’s Lives,” this work gives voice to all the lost innocence. Both armed conflict and violence affects the lives of many children in several parts of the world. A blindfolded kid symbolizes all children who are fighting for their own survival. Social injustice is one of the recurring themes in her work and this topic is still very relevant. This was created for the ‘Cities of Hope in Northern Quarter, an area filled with beautifull street art.
“Contradicción” speaks about the internal contradictions with which we live, conflicts arising from opposite desires that we maintain with things, people, and ideas. A constant state of negation and acceptance of who we are and what we want to be, thoughts based on ideals and socially set patterns that take us away from the reality of the present and the understanding of who we truly are. Created in 2016 in Madrid.
“Broken” shows a person re-composing a broken piece of pottery. It will be unthinkable to return it to its original state, an everyday struggle in Belgium. Two irreconcilable linguistic communities, with different cultures, along with old ethnic discords and other stories, are the basis of the crisis of this fragmented country. Part of the Crystal Ship festival in Ostend.
Since 1974, with the foundation of Aalborg University, the city of Aalborg has been moving from a working-class industrial population to a knowledge-based one. The area where this work, “Transition,” is located is relatively new and the building is inhabited mostly by students. Created in Aalborg, Denmark 2016 for WE AArt festival.
Together with other artists Hyuro created several artworks in La Punta, south of Valencia city, known for its historic and traditional orchards. Despite being recognized as a "non-developable area of special protection,” it has been victim of repeated abuses by real estate projects. The action of throwing tomatoes universally means rejection, a symbolic act to reject the gentricifaction this district.
¨LÁrzdora¨ talks about the role of women in traditional Italy, women were treated as minors and wives were always under marital authority. The entry of the young bride into the new family was accompanied by the mother-in-law’s ritual, who welcomed the daughter-in-law "on the stairs with a big spoon,” offered as assignment of domestic chores. For a woman who wanted to compete with men in Romagna, there is a name that still exists, which is “Árzdora”:
Lioni was one of the towns worst affected by the Irpinia earthquake of November 23th of 1980. Almost the entire housing stock was destroyed or severely damaged. The city was awarded with the Gold Medal for Civil Merit for the demonstrated ability to assess housing reconstruction capacity. The image “Still Standing” shows a person carrying their house or safekeeping it. This mural was painted in one of the last houses remaining. Part of Bag Out Lioni festival.