Remy Jungerman (b. 1959, Suriname) lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo (Suriname), before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. His work explores both Afro-diasporic culture and the Western modernist art tradition.
Since his first group exhibition in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Jungerman has participated in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide. In 2008 he received the Fritschy Culture Award from the Museum het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands. His work can be described as the result of various forms of cultural expression encountered during his travels, and impressions gained in the various places in the world where he has lived.
At first glance, the resulting work appears to be firmly in the tradition of the Modernism of artists like Piet Mondrian and Malevich, but at the same time it has its roots in the rituals of Winti and the designs of the Maroon peoples of Suriname. This creates a certain tension in Jungerman’s work, between the universal visual language of Modernism and the spiritual power of Voodoo and Winti.