Beautiful colourful work by John Lie A Fo. The work is framed and ready to hang. With a small edition of 60, this work is very rare and a must have for every collector.
He was educated at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunste in Antwerp and the Vrije Academie in The Hague.
The artist John Lie A Fo is in close contact with the nature and culture of his native region. In his work, he brings to life the myths, mores and customs of the Maroons and Indians. The direct painting seems primitive at first glance, but the symbolism of each part in his representation should be seen as a violent experience of the ritual mysticism between voodoo and reality. The wooden statues, the large murals, the screen prints and the paintings that Lie a Fo makes reflect the special connection with Surinamese culture. His artistic aspirations are fuelled by a romantic desire to experience and reflect various aspects of this culture, in which the strong connection between man and nature still exists. He depicts his people in a somewhat primitive way, with large eyes and mouths, clumsy limbs and hands spread open. All this is painted separately, so that man and his symbols are not exactly distinguishable from each other. In his work, John Lie A Fo not only depicts attributes used in voodoo rites, but also tries to convey the spiritual experience of this form of animism. He uses a primitivist visual language in which colour and shape represent generally applicable meanings. For example, Lie A Fo makes the viewer part of his attempt to penetrate the mythical world of his 'roots'.
Exhibitions and awards:
Kunst Rai '89, Amsterdam Chicago Art Fair, USA Galerie De Sluis, Amsterdam.
- John Lie a Foe (1945)
- Titolo dell’opera
- Womand and Bird
- Firmato a mano
- Buone condizioni
- Dimensioni totali
- 100×125×0 cm