Remy Jungerman's (1959, Suriname) work explores both Afro-diasporic culture and the Western modernist art tradition.Read more about the artist
The work of Surinamese-Dutch artist Remy Jungerman (b. 1959, Moengo, Suriname) 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.
Jungerman has produced a number of new pieces specially for Gemeentemuseum Den Haag’s Projects Gallery. They include a series of panels. Crossing the Water is the first time Jungerman has shown this type of work in the Netherlands.