Working with new materials can be very inspiring for a visual artist. Someone who often takes the lead in this regard, is Kim Sontosoemarto (also on Facebook). She introduced Suriname to the material Paverpol, a kind of polymer substance with which objects can be made that sometimes resemble ceramics. Although the material is not cheap, the possibilities are almost endless, thus making it possible to create art (and crafts) accessible to every budget.
On November 13th Kim Sontosoemarto organizes a masterclass that will be taught by Jossy de Roode, from Paverpol International. De Roode is very well known internationally when it comes to Paverpol. She is also the one who has trained Sontosoemarto. The master class is intended for persons who have previously worked with the material and are thus already familiar with it. Under the guidance of De Roode, the participants will work on an abstract object of their choice.
Kim Sontosoemarto: “In the past few years I gave paverpol workshops every last saturday of the month. During those, people really got to know the material. I expect a lot of attention for the masterclass of Jossy de Roode. At the end of 2013 the students exhibited during the Paverpol Crea Weekend. In addition to the exhibited works, there were also demonstrations given. It was at that time already our intention to make this a recurring event. So this year we have the masterclass, followed by the exhibition: I Figure.”
Participants in I Figure are: Annerose Alberga, Margo Chocolaad, Dorette Kuster, Warda Marica, Marleen De Bruijn, André Sontosoemarto, Kim Sontosoemarto, Vanessa de Vries and Carmen Zaandam. During the exhibition, which will be held on November 14th and 15th in De Hal at the Grote Combéweg 45, the works created during the masterclass will also be on display. Opening hours of the exhibition are: 10:00-13:00 hrs and 18:00-22:00 hrs.
TEXT Marieke Visser, 2014
Marieke Visser (Bennekom, the Netherlands, 1962) studied journalism and language and literature in the Netherlands. As publicist she writes a lot about art, culture, history and tourism from her own news agency Swamp Fish Press. Three large art projects to which she has recently contributed are: Wakaman Drawing lines, connecting dots, Paramaribo SPAN and Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event. She is currently editor in chief of Sranan Art Xposed.
TRANSLATION Cassandra Gummels-Relyveld
In de Ware Tijd of November 11, 2014 a great article by Tascha Samuel: