One of my aims for the blog is to showcase work of contemporary Caribbean artists. During my search today, I came across this colorful installation by Suriname artist Marcel Pinas.
Pinas on his work: "My art is about experiences from the past ; it deals with the destruction of the N’dyuka culture in Surinam; in my work I express that situation, paying attention to the protection of cultures in general. I focus on the N’dyuka because I am a descendant of the N’dyuka of Surinam."
Pinas has earned international acclaim for his work, including creating an installation for Amsterdam's Tropenmuseum as part of their permanent collection "Reconnecting Africa".