Connecting the visual language of minimalism and conceptualism, Jungerman explores the intersection of pattern and symbol in Surinamese Maroon culture, the larger African Diaspora, Jazz, and 20th Century Modernism. Being a descendant of the Surinamese Maroons who escaped enslavement on Dutch plantations, the Amsterdam-based artist constantly challenges the established art historical canon in his work.
Brilliant Corners features wall-based panels and sculptural assemblages of textiles and clay. The resulting surfaces are delicate, tactile, and layered recalling the low-toned rhythms of the Agida – a drum used in the Winti religious ceremonies of the Surinamese Maroons. By placing textile, clay, beads, and nails, Jungerman presents a vision that does justice to an oversimplified perspective on art history.