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'Intense colors, clever compositions and skillful fusion of a multitude of techniques and materials inspired by the multidisciplinary artistic background of Sri Irodikromo…..

I am mostly inspired by the rich and colorful multicultural society in Suriname. In my art I incorporate cultural elements and symbols from Suriname’s diverse cultures such as maluana’s and mythical creatures from the indigenous Amerindians, jarang kepang horses and wayang figurines from my own Javanese heritage, wood carving motifs from local Maroon communities and much more.

I am fascinated by how all the different cultures in Suriname coexist and impact each other. Although their origins are very different they have formed a uniquely unified community respectful of each other’s cultures and traditions. And they have thus, in some way or another, consciously or subconsciously, helped change and shape each other’s identity in a positive sense.

I am known to make large multi media batik pieces or canvases in which I incorporate not only elements from multiple cultures and often natural materials, but I also use multiple art techniques such as painting, batik, stenciling and embroidery.

Women from different cultures in traditional clothing are another special interest and they are also a familiar theme in my artwork. Lately I have been working especially with women’s faces, with a detailed emphasis on their headwear.

Working experience:
Since 2011 Instructor in batik at the Folk Academy for Art and Culture in Paramaribo, Suriname
Until now Lifelong practical training and education in batik, painting and ceramics from her father, artist Soekidjan Irodikromo.

She also gives several workshops throughout the country on textile techniques such as batik and tie dye.

2017 TNF of December "Special Gift Edition", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 Aruba Art Fair "Art.Culture.Movement", San Nicolas, Aruba
2017 TNF of August "Pe un’ moksi kon na wan", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of May "Open House" Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2016 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2016 Group exhibition "Tri Murni", Gallery Alma Blou, Curaçao
2015 Art without Borders; from Suriname to Curaçao, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao
2015 Opening exhibition new location Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
2014 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2014 Circus Terminal, international traveling exhibition, De Hal, Suriname
2014 WAT, Readytex Art Gallery in De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Paverpol Crea weekend, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Carifesta XI exhibition, KKF, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Cultural Currents, Miami meets Paramaribo, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname

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Sri Irodikromo

Gallery presentation by Marieke Visser
TNF December 5th 2019: 'Special Art Gifts'
‘Open House’ in November at Readytex Art Gallery
"Open House" in July at Readytex Art Gallery
"Open House" in May at Readytex Art Gallery
'‘Open House'' in March at Readytex Art Gallery
"Special Gift Edition" at Readytex Art Gallery
Thursday-Night-Feature with Open-Mic during NK
Readytex Art Gallery also open during NK 2018
Animals inspire our next Thursday-Night-Feature
"Open House at Readytex Art Gallery"
Exhibition 25 Years Readytex Art Gallery
TNF December 7th 2017 "Special Gift Edition"
‘Beastly’ Thursday-Night-Feature of October
TNF 3 Augustus : Pe un’ moksi kon na wan
Open House at the May Thursday-Night-Feature
Readytex Art Gallery is moving
Circus Terminal Worldwide Suriname
Group exhibition "WAT"
Solo expositie of Sri Irodikromo
The About Change emerging artists program
Vredig, vrij en vriendelijk
Mini feature: What do you choose for?
Mini feature Soeki Irodikromo and Sri Irodikromo
Paramaribo SPAN
Readytex Art Gallery at NK ‘09
Double feature: Marcel Pinas and Sri Irodikromo
"Commonalities" Group exhibit at IVCC
Sri Irodikromo "Prit Pangi"
Surifesta 2006 " Kunst, Koffie en een Koekje "
Open house 2005
Paul & Sri Irodikromo

Date of birth:
13 may 1972

Birth place:
Schiedam, The Netherlands.

1989-1992 De Vrije Kunst Academie (Suriname)
Nola Hatterman Institute
1994-1997 De Vrije Kunst Academie (The Netherlands)
1994-1998 Graphical Training (The Netherlands)

Won first prize at "The Living Art Show" at Paramaribo, Suriname in 2006

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