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'the sun is a source of energy / faith in the eternal power of women'

Reinier Asmoredjo paints in bright sunny colors and  in a stylistic semi- figurative way, often about his fascination and faith with the daily struggle of life of marginalised women, in oil on canvas. Many women are black, from the interior Maroon tribes  to be recognised by their traditional wear of knee length checkered cotton pangis,  tied at the hips and by the intricately braided hair. Asmoredjo says the so called black skin color is the most interesting to paint, because in his experience this skin-color can only  be portrayed on canvas by applying all colors of the rainbow,  layer after layer, in a specific order.  Time and time again the sun, a  peacock, fruit and flowers are returning symbols of faith, fertility, procreation and beauty in his paintings.

The multicultural wealth of Surinamese culture is an often returning theme in the work of this artist. He concentrates mainly on daily life and dancing maroon women in their traditional garb of brightly colored checkered pangi’s (piece of cloth tied at the hip), but also the Wajang-culture of his own heritage is often portrayed. He stands out because of his clever compositions and use of flowing round contours in bright, sometimes primary colors.

Although Asmoredjo is best known for his paintings he has been known to experiment with ceramics as well.


Working experience:
1995 -present: Teacher at the "Algemene Middelbare School" as a drawing
(university preparatory)
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

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
2009 Double-feature, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
2009 Fernades goes art with Readytex Art Gallery, Fernades Klip, Suriname
2008 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname

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Reinier Asmoredjo

Circus Terminal Wolrldwide Suriname
Group exhibition "WAT"
Solo exhibition Reinier Asmoredjo
Vredig, vrij en vriendelijk
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Artists participating in international exhibitions
Readytex Art Gallery at NK ‘09
Fernandes goes art with Readytex Art gallery
"Commonalities" Group exhibit at IVCC
Surifesta 2006 " Kunst, Koffie en een Koekje "
Holland Art Fair 2006
Open house 2005

Date of birth:
25 october 1962

Birth place:

1989 bachelor of arts-akademie voor hoger kunst en cultuur onderwijs(A.H.K.C.O), Suriname

1997 troki grani

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