My greatest source of inspiration is the cycle of life. In my work I use certain symbolisms to incorporate or portray this repetitive cycle which keeps life going in our world. Of special significance and therefore often recognizable in my work is the repetitive use of circles often symbolizing the sun and the eternal cycle of life. The sun provides the most important source of energy and is the positive force which gives us hope and keeps us motivated to work towards a better future. I also use circles to emphasize the female shape, symbolizing fertility which is again an essential element in the cycle of life.
Birds, flowers, fruit, people, especially women and the sun all have symbolic significance in the theme of my work. Life, energy, freedom, fertility are portrayed with these symbols, but also with the colors I choose. The use of colors and the ultimate subjects in my art are furthermore also inspired by the wonderful variation of cultures in Suriname. Maroon women in traditional garb, dancing or at work, traditional elements from my own Javanese background are particular favorites in my work. Stenciled details are often added here to provide an elegant and graceful finishing touch.
Composition and details are of great importance. Circles and other geometrical shapes are used in the background to strengthen the composition. My work is often figurative, but I also experiment with abstraction. I incorporate lines, curves and other shapes to give a more constructive and stylized appearance to the work.
1995 -present: Teacher at the "Algemene Middelbare School" as a drawing
1999 - Member of the Federation of Visual Artists in Suriname
2001- Member of the association of visual artists in suriname
2001- Teacher painting at the Academy for Art and Culture
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 group exhibition, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Cultural Currents, Miami meets Paramaribo, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Expo 20 years Readytex Art Gallery, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2012 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2012 Revealing our stored treasures, RAG in De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2011 Spirits of the sun, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2010 Couleurs du Suriname, L’Encadrier Galerie, French Guyana
2010 Kunst is Kracht, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2009 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname