June 28, 2022
Jaydir Espel, the artist who was part of Kura in Bosnia and Herzegovina-Gerais, dies

Jaydir Espel, the artist who was part of Kura in Bosnia and Herzegovina-Gerais, dies

Jayder Espel next to “Entities”, works shown by the artist in Viadoto Santa Teresa, in Belo Horizonte, in 2020 (Photo: Marcelo Camacho/Devolgao – 09/10/2014 and Edsio Ferreira/EM/DA Press – 09/23/2020)

Original artist Jayder Espel, 41, passed away on Tuesday (2/11). Born in Roraima, he joined the Urban Art Arena (Cora) in Belo Horizonte and was found dead inside his apartment in São Paulo. The reasons are unknown.

“Jayder was one of today’s greatest artists. In addition to being indigenous, he was fantastic. An incredible contemporary artist. We launched in Quora a series of his works, ‘Entities’. We decided to make them. Inflatables and it worked well. It even went to Bienal (in São Paulo),” says Priscilla Amoni, Cura curator and designer.

“Before that, he was already amazing. He launched the first original art gallery in Brazil. Priscilla adds that his art, having been made, has lived.”

Entidades, where Gayder works in Belo Horizonte, visited Hypercentro in the capital of Minas Gerais and Bairro Laguinha, in the northwestern region of the city, in September last year.

There were 18 inflatable works, 1.5 m in diameter and 40 m in length, which are a set of frescoes.

They allude to the Amazon jungle, through characters such as “Cobra Grande,” the “Universal Ancestor,” who passed through the arches of Viadoto Santa Teresa.

Gader was born in Normandy, in the northern part of the state of Roraima, in 1979. He was a Macuxi activist and the adopted son of Fauve Bernaldina, a Macuxi indigenous who was killed by COVID-19.

Jayder Espel
(Photo: ETA Cultural / clone)