|“We are truly a melting pot of cultures! We are a country where people accept each other for what they are, better still, we are a country where people share and represent each other’s cultural riches. We are rich because we are becoming one people without denying our cultural heritage. And that makes me happy. It confirms all I believe in!”|
The riches that Soeki Irodikromo experiences, Suriname’s riches, radiate throughout his art. Details of Suriname’s varied cultural expressions, details that elude most of us in the rush of every day: costumes and masks, crowns and women, animals and figures, jewels and wayang images. Simple details, yet with very complex and rich histories. People that move to the age old rhythms brought to Suriname from all over the world by our ancestors and tuned to fit our new beat, the beat that we are dancing to together.
Dear Art Enthousiasts:
We present you with Soekidjan Irodikromo, one of Suriname's most important visual artists. The Soeki exhibition celebrating 40 years of visual art by this artist is now on display at the Readytex Art Gallery, both real and virtual. We invite you to enjoy Soeki's creative energy!
Please note when looking at the art pieces presented in our newsletters that they are interactive: you can click on the pictures, on the titles, even on the name of the artists to find out additional information.
|On the occasion of this special moment in the artist's career a beautiful catalog was produced. The limited edition, full colour, 104 pages catalog, entitled "Soeki, paintings ceramics batik" presents the reader with a retrospective of 40 years of Soeki's art in photographs and reviews. The book is written in both English and Dutch, and counts 98 full colour reproductions of the artist's oeuvre. We invite you to buy this catalog! It is a "must-have"!
We look forward to seeing you in the gallery or on the site!
Team Readytex Art Gallery
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