Image by Bram Belloni
Amsterdam, 31 May 2022 - Visual artist Remy Jungerman receives the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2022, the biggest visual art prize in the Netherlands. The jury praises the artist for the way he interweaves the cultures of the countries that define him, Suriname, the Netherlands, and the United States.
By using geometric patterns and horizontals composed of panels varying of length, width, and colour, Jungerman creates a unique style and an extensive layering in his work. This form and connection of traditions offers the audience a new visual language that initiates a dialogue between disparate cultures.
About the artist
Remy Jungerman lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo, Suriname, before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He has exhibited works at 58th Venice Biennial, Dutch Pavilion, Fridman Gallery (New York), Galerie Ron Mandos, (Amsterdam), Prospect3 (New Orleans), Brooklyn Museum (New York), El Museo del Barrio (New York), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Kunstmuseum The Hague, Centraal Museum (Utrecht), Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal), Museum De Domeinen (Sittard), Museum Arnhem, Rennie Museum (Vancouver), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Malba (Buenos Aires), Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Havana Biennale (Cuba) and Museum Bamako (Mali), among others. His work has been featured in numerous publications and acquired by various institutions and private collectors worldwide.
The designs of both publications are made by Mainstudio. Edwin van Gelder worked together with Florian Schimanski on Remy Jungerman. Where the river runs, the design of Remy Jungerman. Behind the Forest is made by Edwin van Gelder.
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