The Surinamese-Dutch sculptor Remy Jungerman brings together motifs from the De Stijl movement with the Maroon culture and the Winti religion of his native Suriname. He is interested in the journey of patterns and textures across time periods and continents. In Jungerman’s works, the pared-down, highly stylized forms and primary colors of Dutch modernism are in a reciprocal relationship with African and Diasporic elements, underscoring the tensions and hierarchies inherent in colonial power structures and economic divides.
Jungerman attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo (Suriname) before moving to Amsterdam where he received the Fritschy Culture Award from the Museum het Domein, Sittard. His work is present in numerous institutions and collections including Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag; Museum Het Domein Sittard; Zeeuws Museum Middelburg; Museum de Paviljoens Almere; NAI Rotterdam; Fries Museum Leeuwarden; Africa Museum Berg en Dal; Museum Arnhem; Art In Embassies, US Department of State, Suriname; Rennie Collection, Vancouver; Art Omi Collection, NY; Marc Strauss Collection NY and The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, NY.