Recife – PE, 1991
Ayomí Araújo has a degree in Fashion Design and won the Estilista Revelação [New Talent in Fashion Design] contest of Recife in 2012. Currently, she studies Cinema and Audiovisual Media at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (RJ). In addition to film and photography, painting and drawing are mediums that the artist uses to express her experiences, pain, and joy as a trans, Black woman.
Through materials and techniques such as marker pens, watercolor, and mixed techniques using colored pencils, the artist seeks to touch and even impact her peers’ perception so that they may see themselves as part of something beautiful and powerful.
“To think about my artistic process is to now and then relive personal experiences. As a trans woman, the pains and claims of others like me become urgent in my art. As a Black woman, since our bodies are overlooked, showing our beauty in my creations is essential in order to pay homage to my ancestors”, says Ayomí Araújo.
“Queer” (2020). Watercolor and marker pens. Dimensions 14.8cm x 22 cm.
“De Oxum” [“Of Oxum”] (2016). Colored pencils. Dimensions: 21cm x 29.7 cm.
“Meus fantasmas” [My ghosts”] (2018). Watercolor. Dimensions: 14.8cm x 22 cm.
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