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Animals inspire our next Thursday-Night-Feature
(4 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018)

Animals inspire the Thursday-Night-Feature of October 4th, 2018

It is almost October, a month that marks several important moments. Most importantly to us here in Suriname, October is the month that marks the beginning of the new school year, but another important event this month is the celebration of World Animal Day on October 4th. And since this day coincides with the date of the October Thursday-Night-Feature (TNF) at Readytex Art Gallery, it is more than appropriate that we, just like we did last year, dedicate our October TNF to animals. We will once again present the public with a beautiful exhibition.

The gallery will be filled with artworks that in one way or another, either directly or indirectly, have something to do with animals. And because many of our Surinamese visual artists do take their inspiration from the tropical wealth of flora and fauna in our country, there is more than enough material from which to put together this special selection in honor of World Animal Day. This theme is also especially appropriate considering the fact that Readytex and Readytex Art Gallery have long been great supporters of the good work done by the ‘Stichting Dierenbescherming Suriname’ (DBS). Most notably, Readytex and DBS have a special collaboration running since 2013, in which they produce a unique line of limited edition DBS T-shirts, of which the proceeds contribute to the fundraising efforts of DBS. Whereas the designs of the T-shirts were initially thought up by the Readytex and DBS team members, the design part has been transferred into the capable hands of the visual artists associated with Readytex Art Gallery, since 2017. This collaboration has already produced T-shirts flaunting designs by the artists Rinaldo Klas, Sri Irodikromo, Dhiradj Ramsamoedj and Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi.  And now, for the occasion of World Animal Day 2018, we will launch a new DBS T-shirt with a special design by Reinier Asmoredjo. On the TNF, Dr. Leontien Bansse-Issa, one of the veterinarians and chairwoman of the foundation, will give a short presentation. Among other things she will talk about the issue of wild animals that are being kept as pets.

On the TNF of October 4th, guests will also have ample opportunity to enjoy all of the beautiful works of art that have been displayed throughout our gallery especially for this occasion and the rest of the month. The collection of works displayed on the ground floor of Readytex Art Gallery, was carefully selected in honor of World Animal Day by the creative team of the gallery. As usual all of the other spaces in the gallery show a mixed exhibition of artworks from all of the artists associated with Readytex Art Gallery.

For the TNF of Thursday October 4th, the doors of Readytex Art Gallery will be opened from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome!

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Dhiradj Ramsamoedj
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Hanka Wolterstorff
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John Lie-A-Fo
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Kenneth Flijders
Flijders has a recognizable expressiveness in silhouettes and contours, which sometimes results in a mysterious effect in his creations
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Leonnie van Eert

The artist finds her inspiration in natural forms, with nature close to home, and in the use of symbols from different cultures. Uses and forms from the Indigenous, Maroon and Javanese culture in Suriname are close to the artist who also looks across Africa, Columbia and Peru. An artwork usually comes from a sketch. The end result does not have to be the same as the sketch shows.

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Reinier Asmoredjo
Reinier Asmoredjo paints in bright sunny colors and  a stylistic semi- figurative way  his fascination and faith with the daily struggle of life of marganalised women in oil on canvas.
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Rene Tosari
All the traces of the artists well known temperament are to be recognized but in the past ten years there’s a total new orientation in Rene Tosari’s work.
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Rinaldo Klas
My art is influenced by the things that I value most in my direct surroundings.
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Roddney Tjon Poen Gie
Roddney Tjon Pioen Gie is a sculptor as well as an artist of the flat surface. His own visual language is based on the letter signs of his ancestors from three continents.
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Soeki Irodikromo
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Sri Irodikromo
The art in the latest collection by Sri Irodikromo is a fascinating blend of qualities bold and delicate, daring yet subtle and although the work seems grand and impulsive it shows beautiful workmanship and is intricately detailed...
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Steven Towirjo

It is special to make the world from different perspectives. A blend of cultures that reflects the world from both the past and the present from all over the world. It is the cultural heritage we have received from our ancestors and must cherish. That's what I'm trying to express with my work.

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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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