Talissa Mehringer (TM)
Multimedia + Street Artist
My name is Talissa aka TM, and I'm a German/Mexican multimedia + street artist who grew up primarily in the U.S. At an early age the colorful and macabre folk art of Mexico and the dark and often surreal fairy tales of Germany ignited my fascination for the beauty within the strange.
My work springs from the desire to bring to life dreams and experiences filtered through the subconscious- to create characters and environments which represent a mood or emotion which is tangible + familiar, often surreal, sometimes melancholy, or strangely nostalgic. I have been making art for as long as I can remember. My work ranges from murals and spray painting, illustration + printmaking, to photo and video.
I learned to spray paint when I moved to Berlin in 2012, a time in which many abandoned buildings were still a part of the landscape of the city. I am passionate about creating immersive narratives where a building takes on a new vibrant soul- when the decaying walls spring to life with bold bursts of color and mischievous characters, resulting in new contemporary urban fairy tales.
I'm very excited to share with you some of the skills I've learned along the way :)