Kitling: artistic documentation of Suriname’s heritage
Kitling Tjon Pian Gi consequently paints people and traditional visual elements of five different Surinamese cultures in a consistent realistic style. The natural heritage, the colorful clothes and dances of Surinamese with a heritage of different African and Asian countries, with pretty, petite looking people, form an important part of her oil paintings. The abundance of forest birds and nature in her native country inspires her as well. Kitling studies and documents the many colorful traditional art forms and beautiful people in visual art that makes Suriname so attractive.
With strong compositions and her choice of colors Kitling always works on a theme for a period of time. For instance, women in traditional African Surinamese clothes, lovable children from the interior between western and indigenous cultures as well as the straight lines and corners, and the few contrasting colors in the traditional patchwork of the African interior tribes-women. Conscious of the rich cultural and natural heritage in Suriname the oil paintings of Kitling Tjon Pian Gi bear witness of her wish to be part of sustainable development of these proud and important national gifts.
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