I am mostly inspired by the rich and colorful
multicultural society in Suriname. In my art I incorporate cultural elements
and symbols from Suriname’s diverse cultures such as maluana’s and mythical
creatures from the indigenous Amerindians, jarang kepang horses and wayang
figurines from my own Javanese heritage, wood carving motifs from local Maroon
communities and much more.
I am fascinated by how all the different cultures in
Suriname coexist and impact each other. Although their origins are very
different they have formed a uniquely unified community respectful of each
other’s cultures and traditions. And they have thus, in some way or another,
consciously or subconsciously, helped change and shape each other’s identity in
a positive sense.
I am known to make large multi media batik pieces or
canvases in which I incorporate not only elements from multiple cultures and
often natural materials, but I also use multiple art techniques such as
painting, batik, stenciling and embroidery.
Women from different cultures in traditional clothing
are another special interest and they are also a familiar theme in my artwork.
Lately I have been working especially with women’s faces, with a detailed
emphasis on their headwear.
Since 2011 Instructor in batik at the Folk Academy for Art and Culture in Paramaribo, Suriname
Until now Lifelong practical training and education in batik, painting and ceramics from her father, artist Soekidjan Irodikromo.
She also gives several workshops throughout the country on textile techniques such as batik and tie dye.
2017 TNF of December "Special Gift Edition", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 Aruba Art Fair "Art.Culture.Movement", San Nicolas, Aruba
2017 TNF of August "Pe un’ moksi kon na wan", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of May "Open House" Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2016 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2016 Group exhibition "Tri Murni", Gallery Alma Blou, Curaçao
2015 Art without Borders; from Suriname to Curaçao, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao
2015 Opening exhibition new location Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
2014 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2014 Circus Terminal, international traveling exhibition, De Hal, Suriname
2014 WAT, Readytex Art Gallery in De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Paverpol Crea weekend, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Carifesta XI exhibition, KKF, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Cultural Currents, Miami meets Paramaribo, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname