Vera Primavera is an Ecuadorian artist who lives and works in Mexico City. Her artistic body of work focuses on the exploration of identity, nostalgia, and mystical experiences in the form of paintings, large format murals, tattoos and installations.
With her large format murals she depicts her own conceptions of Latinidad and mestiza womanhood challenging the dominant narratives that have traditionally excluded or marginalized these groups in both the art world and broader society. By incorporating the notion of the importance of women painting other women, Vera seeks to highlight and revert the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women in public space.
She approaches canvas painting as a more intimate task where she goes deep into her emotions painting self-portraits as means to understand her mind and body as well as a compulsive record creating. The colors and atmospheres put the viewer into a liminal warm space, making you feel as if you are peeking inside someone’s personal space.
With tattooing she lets another person inside her intimate space to share a ritual designed by her that culminates in the image being tattoed as a representation of a deep desire, protection or healing.
Vera’s mural work can be seen in many cities around the world including: Lyon and Saint-Dié-des-Vosges in France; Chihuahua, Mexico City and Monterrey in Mexico, Bogotá in Colombia, Quito, Ambato and Cuenca in Ecuador, Trier, Limbach-Oberfrohna and Mühldorf in Germany; Vienna in Austria, Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg, New York and Harrisburg in the USA, Loures in Portugal and Helsingborg in Sweden.
Currently she paints in her studio in Mexico City and has works in many private and corporate collections.