Solo exhibition by Reinier Asmoredjo Mi Gudu; 40 jaar beeldend kunstenaar (My Treasure; 40 years visual artist)

Solo exhibition by Reinier Asmoredjo Mi Gudu; 40 jaar beeldend kunstenaar (My Treasure; 40 years visual artist)

07/03/2024 - 27/04/2024

We are happy to invite you to the special solo-exhibition of Reinier Asmoredjo, titled Mi Gudu; 40 jaar beeldend kunstenaar (My Treasure; 40 years visual artist), opening on March 7. With this exhibition, the artist celebrates his active and multi-faceted art career of already four decades, together with the public.

As an artist who is highly productive, Reinier has once again created an impressive collection of works, ranging from paintings in various sizes on canvas, paper and foam board, to painted vases and plates. In order to make a suitable selection for his exhibition, Reinier asked his colleagues Rinaldo Klas and Sri Irodikromo to take on the role of curator. The title Mi Gudu (sometimes also meaning my love) could easily refer to the female beauties that grace almost every work from the hand of this artist. For him however, the title has a deeper meaning. In his versatile career as a visual artist, teacher, cartoonist and illustrator, Reinier has built an impressive oeuvre that consists of much more than paintings and painted objects. He also drew countless detailed and carefully documented studies, and has also produced well over 5000 socially critical cartoons for Dagblad Suriname. “That is my treasure, or rather mi gudu,” says Reinier rightly and proudly about all that he has created in over 40 years.

In Mi Gudu; 40 jaar beeldend kunstenaar, Reinier presents a striking collection of artworks bursting with color and zest for life, characterized by a visual imagery rich in symbolism that consistently radiates positivity, fertility, beauty and the infinite cycle of life. In his compositions he continuously searches for a perfect synthesis between abstraction and realistism, and lines and circles always play an important role. In addition to his paintings, the exhibition gives visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy a selection of the many studies that he has so far produced and kept in by now 13 sketch books. Also on display, by way of a digital slideshow, are several of his ‘Fawaka’ cartoons. Another remarkable development that we are happy to share with you also, is that the Nationaal Archief Suriname (National Archive Suriname) has agreed to permanently add the art studies and cartoons by Reinier Asmoredjo to their archives. Yet another milestone worth celebrating!

Mi Gudu; 40 jaar beeldend kunstenaar opens in Readytex Art Gallery on Thursday March 7, at 7:30 pm. After this, the exhibition can be visited from Friday, March 8 until Saturday April 27, during the regular opening hours of the gallery from Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and on Saturday from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm.

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Solo-expo: ‘Mi Gudu; 40 jaar beeldend kunstenaar’ door Reinier Asmoredjo – Ampie’s Broadcasting Corporation (