Surinamese gallery Readytex Art is featuring this week the work of local artist Sunil Puljhun.
Using mainly charcoal, pencils and acrylic paint, Puljhun’s art aspires to discuss relevant issues in society, through themes such as war, greed, man’s hunger for power, poverty and abuse.
While in the past he painted primarily things he thought of as beautiful, he later changed his focus, partially inspired by his friendship with artist Kurt Nahar, whose work is strongly socially motivated.
“Although you may see the shape of a person or a child running or playing in my work, the composition as a whole suggests that there is more to it than meets the eye. There is a background; there are circumstances and conditions in the person’s life that are not so carefree. A smile is not always a smile”, he says.
The work of Puljun is about the sadness, the fear, the abuse and the violence that often lurk beneath the surface, but are undeniably a part of many people’s lives in this day and age. But in most cases the cause.
About ReadyTex Art Gallery
Readytex Art is the leading privately owned retailer of Surinamese fine visual art and crafts. Their store is located in the heart of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname.
Their Craft Department started around 1984 and has since grown to match the productivity and the growth of the local market for craft.
The Art Gallery has been part of the Readytex concept since 1993 and has spearheaded an explosion of creative development in Suriname's visual art world, enabling artists to add to their income by having their art professionally marketed. They are committed to contribute with the growth and development of Surinamese art and artists through a market oriented approach and promotion locally and internationally.
Some of Puljhun’s pieces can be purchased at Readytex website: www.readytexartgallery.com