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George Stumbling Block

11/07/2020 - 29/08/2020 @ SBK Breda

George Struikelblok's works of art are characterized by the warm color palette and his loose painting style.

In a relatively short period he developed into one of the most important artists in Suriname. He followed his education at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Paramaribo and the Edna Manley School in Jamaica. Struikelblok uses different media to tell his personal story. In addition to paintings, he makes space-filling installations and assemblage-like sculptures and places iconic images in public space, especially in his homeland Suriname. He paints what he feels; his work is abstract without completely abandoning the figurative and he incorporates texts in almost all his canvases. Struikelblok himself says about his work: 'In the beginning my paintings were gloomy and dark, but in the colorful paintings for which I am currently best known, a gradual change takes place. The negative emotions (…) give way to happier ones, related to my own family life and fatherhood. Being open to change, embracing the things in life that matter most are now influencing the direction of my work.”