It is important for me to know where I came from, and to be proud of my heritage. Emigrant groups are often viewed less favorable in their residing country. This phenomenon occurs almost everywhere in the world. We do not always have control of how we are viewed as a group, but we can control how we as individuals, deal with these events and more importantly, how we educate our children about this. So I started to make collages about my family, relatives and the places from where I originated.
My art works form a certain connection to something precious (the place and people) that with the passing of time I fear, will become nothing but a vague memory. This subject turned out to be a great source of inspiration, for I have discovered that there are endless amounts of ways for me to explore this theme.
Over the past years I have developed a way of working which I feel can best be used, to express what I would like to portray through my art namely, ‘keeping records’ of my heritage. The recurring depth, in especially my first paintings, symbolizes the differences between the place where I was born and where I grew up.
My current work consists of mixed media collages/paintings and sculptures. I also use colors as a means to emit emotions referring to my theme. The postage stamps sometimes used in my paintings, are of sentimental as well as graphic value to me, as they form a literal and figurative link to my heritage.
2013 Teacher of arts and crafts at the Kangoeroe Community School Member of the FVAS
2011/2013 Office Assistant at Villa Zapakara Childrens Museum, Suriname
2011 Assistant to mrs Lilian Abegg for her exhibition 'Geometry', Suriname
2011 Assistant to Remy Jungerman for the exhibition 'Positions', Suriname
2011 Assistant Alakondre Culture Festival, Nola Hatterman Art Academy, Suriname
2011 Volunteer Supervisor of foundation Youth in Progress, Suriname
2017 TNF of December "Special Gift Edition", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of November "Frightly", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of May "Open House", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2016 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2016-2017 One Bare Foot Square Uncooked traveling art project, Different Countries
2015 TNF of October "Shaundell Horton", Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
2015 Opening exhibition new location Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Art Boost, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2012 Solo exhibition "Ties", Fort Nw. Amsterdam, Commewijne, Suriname
2012 Together, Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo, Suriname
2012 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2010 Veldwerkexpo 2010, Oostknollendam, Holland