“My work deals with the sadness, the fear, the abuse and the violence that are undeniably a part of many people’s lives in this day and age.”
In his key artworks Sunil Puljhun focuses on the darker side of human nature, and subjects such as war, greed, man’s hunger for power, poverty and abuse are thus recurring themes. The threat to children is often at the center of these works. These themes are further enhanced by his color palette of mainly black and gray with some white or red details. In most of his works he combines various techniques including painting, drawing, collage, stenciling and digital art. He even sets some artworks partially and briefly on fire to achieve a dramatic charred effect.
Sunil Puljhun received his art education and his formal teachers training in Suriname and is a longtime teacher at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Paramaribo. Since 2015 he also serves as the academy’s coordinator.