–First image: La Triomphante for Marie Claire France
–Second image: Les Puissantes for Marie Claire France
–Third image: Passiflora, personal commission
–Fourth Image: The Wild Woman, a portrait of Colombian model Natalia Montero for Cartier Latin America
Stefania Tejada (1990) is a Colombian artist based in Paris, France. Her work explores the evolution of the female spirit, threading nature and womanhood coming together into an unequivocal wake-up call towards reconnecting with our origins, the infinite source of life.
Her work is a journey from the vantage point of her Colombian identity opening a dialogue between cultures and ultimately transplanting the fashion world within her own land as a means for expression and communication.
Her work is a play on possibilities, reinterpreting moments in history breeding new life into established imagery. The artist creates a visual language in her paint stripping stigmatized concepts with a new meaning. A signature of her work is the piercing gaze of women staring back at the viewer, they are intended to hide as much as to reveal. The pieces are intended to stare at us, to haunt us, planting the inception of questions along the way through the codifying language displayed within each piece.
Tejada has lived in Colombia, Mexico, the US, Spain, and France. As a committed traveler and constant re-locator, she is often collecting seeds of inspiration that later bloom into her creative projects. Raising awareness towards the subjects of Women’s rights and our environmental crisis is fundamental in her body of work as an artist, an activist, and a woman.
Tejada’s exhibitions include New York, Bogotá, London México, and Paris.
Link to portfolio
On Ello: https://ello.co/stefaniatejada
Personal Website: https://stefaniatejada.com/