Alivé Piliado | ARTIC | 25th July 2023
When working alongside the macho males of surrealism in pre-war Paris, Varo’s role was that of “timid listener”. Later, in Mexico, she blossomed. Combining science and “great mysticism” she sought to portray the non-rational world that lies beyond our perceptions. Often, her images depict empowered female figures interacting with a complex “animistic world ordered by unseen forces.” Says one critic, this is a “resplendent” body of work. Images are here.