2019, 124 x 165 cm
Sunsalome, This work is about life, death and the sun.
After my journey to Indonesia for a show in the 2015 One day we went out fishing, Erasmushuis Jakarta, ID my sensual two-dimensional dioramas are beginning to tell another story; one alluding to slavery and injustice. No longer can we say ‘The Golden Age’ without thinking of the suffering of those who worked to make Dutch merchants so wealthy and self-satisfied. Oblivious to the mistreatment of others, these histories of exploitation and cruelty are deeply embedded in my work. Despite their vivid colours and lush arrangements, these are scenes of derelict dreams, and sullied memories.
I like this work a lot. It brings sunshine in the room.