Paul Chang

Paul Chang was educated at the ‘Jan van Eyck Academie’ in Maastricht, the Netherlands and at the ‘Academie voor Beeldende Vorming’ in Tilburg, also in the Netherlands. Paul Chang was born and raised in Suriname, but has been living and working in the USA for many years. Although his art is exhibited primarily in the USA and other countries, he always has a beautiful collection on display at Readytex Art Gallery in Suriname.

The theme in the art of Paul Chang is always centered around nature, and just like nature itself, his works consistently radiate a serene atmosphere of tranquility and beauty. With acrylic paint he transfers the natural landscapes and the beautiful flora and fauna that so greatly inspire him, onto his canvases in harmonious, colorful compositions in which the figurative and the abstract are often combined. The artist acknowledges that his work changes constantly, but stresses that his inspiration still predominantly lies in Suriname.

His paintings are never exactly true to nature or realistic; he rather prefers to fantasize, create and improvise, and this is what makes his work so intriguing. In February 2020 Paul Chang showed his latest work in a solo exhibition at Readytex Art Gallery in Suriname.


  • 2023 “Hakka Opera in Suriname”, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023  Atlantic World Art Fair 2023
  • 2023 CULTURAL CURRENTS: Miami meets Paramaribo, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023 Here and now. Are we in this together? Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023 ECOLOGY – 30 years Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2023 ”OPO YARI” curated by Kurt Nahar, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2022 Wi Alakondre – a powerful tribute to artist Soeki Irodikromo, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2022 Atlantic World Art Fair 2022
  • 2022 ‘UDUBAKI’ part two – a new inspiration from the term and custom Koiwara of the Kariña, RAG, Suriname
  • 2021 Manifesto group exhibition ALAKONDRE, WI TRU FESI, RAG, Suriname
  • 2020 Solo exhibition ‘Transformation’, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2019 TNF “Special Art Gifts”, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2019 TNF of July ‘Open House’, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2018 25 years Anniversary of Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2017 Spectrum Miami Art Show ‘In search of Harmony’, Florida, USA
  • 2017 TNF of October ‘Beastly’, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2016 Spectrum Miami Art Show ‘Nature Quest: Paintings on Canvas’, Florida, USA
  • 2015 Opening exhibition new location Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
  • 2013 Solo “Precious Earth”, De Hal, Suriname
  • 2013 Exhibition 20 years Readytex Art Gallery, De Hal, Suriname
  • 2012 Revealing our stored treasures, RAG in De Hal, Suriname
  • 2012 Art Bravo exhibition at Art Serve, Broward County, Florida, USA
  • 2011 8th Biennial National Exhibition of Art, Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
  • 2010 Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA