Remy Jungerman

Remy Jungerman was born in Moengo, Suriname in 1959 and has lived in Amsterdam since 1990. His recent work is entangled with his Surinamese roots and relates to global citizenship in today’s society. Jungerman uses collages, sculptures and installations to show cultural critique(s) of the local and the global, the internal and the external. He places traditional materials and objects in different contexts that challenge the established notions of their representation within Western society. Jungerman derives his inspiration from Afro-religious elements of the heritage of Maroon culture in Suriname and the global black diaspora. At the same time he is also inspired by Western traditions and trends in the arts. Jungerman uses color and pattern references that both nod to the twentieth-century Dutch De Stijl movement and a manifestation of black diaspora traditions.

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