Fridman Gallery will present works by Dutch artist Remy Jungerman in the Exposure section of EXPO CHICAGO September 20–22, 2019. Recently chosen to represent the Netherlands at the 58th Venice Biennale, Jungerman melds various artistic traditions with symbols relating to the African diaspora. The artist’s large, abstract sculptures reference the De Stijl movement whilst incorporating patterns from the Maroons of Suriname. Subtle details, including nails driven through the fibers of canvas-covered boards, also reference legal rituals associated with the Winti religion. Drawing from global sources, the sculptures examine diverse historical influences as a social progression toward a united future.
Remy Jungerman (b. 1959, Suriname) 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. His work explores both Afro-diasporic culture and the Western modernist art tradition. Since his first group exhibition in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Jungerman has participated in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide.
Founded in 2013, Fridman Gallery represents contemporary artists from around the world, featuring avant-garde exhibitions and performances in a variety of media, including visual and sound art.