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(6 Nov 2020 - 28 Nov 2020)

Group exhibition: IN THE FACE OF CHANGE

After the slow pace of the past several months, Readytex Art Gallery and her affiliated artists, are ready and eager to present a special new exhibition in the gallery. Particularly now, when the gripping crisis worldwide, but also in our own country specifically, provides a rich source of inspiration for creativity and expression. For the upcoming group exhibition IN THE FACE OF CHANGE our artists have created works in which they show if and how, the current situation has affected their lives and the world around them. Due to the COVID-19 measures, we will not be hosting an opening reception, but starting from Friday November 6th, guests are welcome to visit the exhibition. 

IN THE FACE OF CHANGE, the broader discussion about the effects of, and the reaction to change, has never been as relevant as it is now. That the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in drastic changes for practically everyone, cannot be disputed. But the world seems to be upside down in other areas as well. And our own country is also going through significant changes politically, socially and economically. In times of crisis the role of art and artists becomes increasingly important. Art is after all, an expressive outlet and a potential trigger for dialogue. Because either directly or indirectly, obviously or subtly, art is often also a reflection of the unspoken opinion or the simmering frustration of an entire community.

In the diverse collection presented at this exhibition, it is particularly interesting to see how each individual artist deals with the subject matter. While some choose to reflect on the more visual aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, others focus mainly on the social and the emotional effects. The difficult situation in our country, which is further exacerbated by the Corona crisis, is also touched upon in the collection. And then there are also artists who have decided not to let the crisis influence their artistic productions. Because indeed, in the face of change everyone reacts in his or her own manner. The participating artists are Reinier Asmoredjo, Kenneth Flijders, Shaundell Horton, Sri Irodikromo, Rinaldo Klas, John Lie A Fo, Kurt Nahar, Sunil Puljhun, Dhiradj Ramsamoedj, Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi, Roddney Tjon Poen Gie, René Tosari, Wilgo Vijfhoven and Hanka Wolterstorff. And furthermore, the family of Soeki Irodikromo, whose recent passing was a deeply poignant event for them, for us, and for many others in 2020, has also loaned two of the artist’s new, never-before-shown works for the exhibition.

We kindly invite you to visit IN THE FACE OF CHANGE at Readytex Art Gallery. The exhibition is on display from Friday November 6th until Saturday November the 28th, during the regular opening hours of the gallery: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and on Saturday from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. For your safety as well as ours, Readytex Art Gallery observes the necessary COVID-19 measures.

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Featured artist(s)

Dhiradj Ramsamoedj
Dhiradj Ramsamoedj is well known for his paintings as well as for his three-dimensional artworks. His series of Flexible man sculptures have made quite an impact. Coming from a family of several tailors, textile was a natural material for Dhiradj to experiment with.
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Hanka Wolterstorff
Hanka Wolterstorff is best known for her intricately molded ceramic sculptures made from several thin, delicate sheets of clay. She creates lovely, often small, sculptures that are almost always finished with shiny glazes in bold and beautiful color combinations.
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John Lie-A-Fo
John Lie A Fo creates modern and highly expressive works of art, in which he usually highlights the customs and rituals from various traditional cultures.
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Kenneth Flijders
Kenneth Flijders is a versatile artist who is best known for his colorful acrylic paintings of scenes from daily life and nature. He also works in other styles and techniques, and particularly loves to create artworks in various printing techniques.
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Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi
Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi has dealt with different subjects throughout her career, but nature - in its spiritual or physical form - and women, are recurring themes in her artworks.
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Kurt Nahar
In his bold and often confrontational art, Kurt Nahar addresses controversial social and political issues, locally and globally. Simple objects, collage techniques and a creative use of words, are characteristic to his art.
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Reinier Asmoredjo
Reinier Asmoredjo’s greatest source of inspiration is the cycle of life, with women playing a key role therein. Of special significance and strong symbolic meaning in most of his compositions are circles, often represented in the sun, fruit, or the female form.

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Rene Tosari
Paintings by René Tosari are often recognized for their unique texture, achieved by his combined use of acrylic and oil paints on his canvases. He is also well-known for his socially engaged graphical prints and paintings.
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Rinaldo Klas
Rinaldo Klas is especially well-known for his acrylic paintings in which he brings man and nature together in colorful and harmonious compositions.
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Roddney Tjon Poen Gie
Roddney Tjon Poen Gie is a versatile artist who transforms materials found in nature into unique artworks. His driftwood sculptures are decorated with acrylic paint in colorful abstract patterns.

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Shaundell Horton
In her art Shaundell Horton, to whom Suriname is currently home, often references her country of birth, Guyana. She does this by incorporating subtle nostalgic elements such as used teabags to the backgrounds of her work.

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Sri Irodikromo
Sri Irodikromo is especially well-known for incorporating various cultural symbols and patterns as well as multiple art techniques including stenciling, embroidery and batik, in her paintings.'
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Sunil Puljhun
Sunil Puljhun uses charcoal, pencils and acrylic paint in primarily black and grey hues. Sand and collage materials are occasionally used to add depth and structure to the surface of his work.
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Wilgo Vijfhoven
Wilgo Vijfhoven’s art is generally recognizable for its predominantly red and yellow color palette and the subtle nude female silhouettes that are usually his main theme.
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