Art

Images of artworks by the visual artists of Curaçao

Street art at Landhuis Bloemhof – 2017

Street art at Landhuis Bloemhof – 2017

Kosecha Kultural (2017) was organized by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied in 2017 at Landhuis Bloemhof. During this event the artist made this mural at the parking lot, with help of the visitors.

Francis Sling

Francis Sling

Mural by Francis Sling, in Scharloo Abou. ‘3 o’ clock romance’ (2017).

Mural in Otrobanda by Garrick Marchena

Mural in Otrobanda by Garrick Marchena

Mural by artist Garrick Marchena on the facade of a small cottage in Otrobanda. Spotted during the art walk with artist Avantia Damberg. Check out her facebook page and book a tour to see more murals by several local artists:

Mural in Otrobanda by Garrick Marchena

Mural in Otrobanda by Garrick Marchena

Muralist Garrick Marchena shows his work in forgotten corners of our inner city. While exploring the old parts of Otrobanda, Punda and Scharloo you will encounter them.

Tirzo Martha in Museum Beelden aan Zee – 2017

Tirzo Martha in Museum Beelden aan Zee – 2017

Artwork by Tirzo Martha. Exhibition ‘No Excuses’ in Museum Beelden aan Zee – The Hague, 2017. Photo courtesy of museum Beelden aan Zee.

Ria Houwen

Ria Houwen

Artwork by Ria Houwen.

Norva Sling

Norva Sling

Artwork by Norva Sling. Photography by Wim de Boer, courtesy of Museum Beelden aan Zee – The Hague. Exhibition 2017: Shapes of Love.

Norva Sling in Museum Beelden aan Zee

Norva Sling in Museum Beelden aan Zee

Artwork by Norva Sling. Photography by Wim de Boer, courtesy of Museum Beelden aan Zee – The Hague. Exhibition in 2017.

Norva Sling

Norva Sling

Artwork by Norva Sling. Photography by Wim de Boer, courtesy of Museum Beelden aan Zee – The Hague. Exhibition in 2017: Shapes of Love.

Uni Arte in Casa Moderna

Uni Arte in Casa Moderna

Creative Platform Uni Arte located in Casa Moderna Madurostraat 60 Curaçao Dutch Caribbean

Creating Momentum by Ariadne Faries

Creating Momentum by Ariadne Faries

Painting by visual artist Ariadne Faries titled ‘Creating Momentum’.

Pink mountain by Brigitte Wawoe

Pink mountain by Brigitte Wawoe

‘Pink Mountain’ by Brigitte Wawoe. Photo collage on foamboard, 45 x 60 cm. This collage by visual artist Brigitte Wawoe is made with pink pieces of paper and a picture of the quarry of the Tafelberg, a table top mountain where her studio is located. In 2016 she held her last exhibition in Landhuis Bloemhof, titled ‘Cause & […]

Drumi by Brigitte Wawoe

Drumi by Brigitte Wawoe

‘Drumi’ by Brigitte Wawoe. Mixed media on foamboard, 50 x 70 cm. This collage by visual artist Brigitte Wawoe is made of many small pieces found during her walks in nature, or at the quarry of the Tafelberg, a table top mountain where her studio is located. In 2016 she held her last exhibition in […]

Ariadne Faries: The black nun

Ariadne Faries: The black nun

Ariadne Faries, ‘The black nun’, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 134 x 120 cm. Painting made after the artists’ personal struggle and coming to terms with the church and her Roman Catholic background. It was selected for three exhibitions. In 2010 it was displayed in the large group art event ‘Antepasado di Futuro’ in the Curaçao […]

Ariadne Faries: 10-10-10 Labyrinth

Ariadne Faries: 10-10-10 Labyrinth

  Ariadne Faries, ’10-10-10 Labyrinth. Dedicated to Curaçao’. Acrylic on canvas, 2010/2011. Made on the occasion of October 10, 2010. On this date Curaçao became a constituent country within the Dutch Kingdom. . Her painting ‘The black nun’ was made after the artists’ personal struggle and her coming to terms with the church and her […]

Carl Ariza: Uncertain flight

Carl Ariza: Uncertain flight

Carl Ariza, Uncertain flight.  

Tanya Haynes

Tanya Haynes

  ‘Flirtatious’ (2013), Queen Angelfish painted by Tanya Haynes. . . . . .   Watercolor on canvas. From the series ‘Under H2O’, which Tanya Haynes painted for her exhibition in the Curaçao Maritime Museum in  January 2014. For more information on this exhibition: click here.   Images below are examples of Tanya Haynes’ watercolors […]

Marcel van Duijneveldt

Marcel van Duijneveldt

Island in the sun, 2009. Oil on canvas, 124 x 200 cm. Visual artist Marcel van Duijneveldt is well known for his magnificent paintings and drawings of clouds.  

Tony Monsanto

Tony Monsanto

Tony Monsanto  (1946 – 2014) ‘Island in the Sun’, 2000/2011. Mixed media on hardboard, 80 x 200 cm.  

Nel Simon – Monument for emancipation

Nel Simon – Monument for emancipation

Desenkadená. Emancipation monument by visual artist Nel Simon (Curaçao, 1938). Nel Simon started out as an autodidact artist. He currently lives and works in the Netherlands. Another well known artwork by Nel Simon is the bronze sculpture ‘Mama Africa’ (1999), displayed in Museum Kurá Hulanda in Willemstad. ‘Desenkadená’ is a national monument. This bronze sculpture-group […]

Martie Genger – Black Waves

Martie Genger – Black Waves

Martie Genger, ‘Las Olas Negras’ (Black Waves), 1992. Mixed media, 120 x 245 x 5 cm. Martie made this art piece in response to the burning oil fields in Kuwait, during the Gulf War in 1991.

Tony Monsanto

Tony Monsanto

Tony Monsanto (1946 – 2014), ‘Welcome to Paradise’, 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 300 x 220 cm.  

Philippe Zanolino

Philippe Zanolino

Philippe Zanolino, ‘God Bless. Dedié to mother’, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 158 x 210 cm. Residing in a remote part of Curaçao the artist lives to paint. His home is a shrine, dedicated to the visual arts. Philippe is a spiritual person and works to spread his message of life, love and truth.  

Hortence Brouwn

Hortence Brouwn

Hortence Brouwn, The big mama, 1998. Bronze statue, height: 151 cm. Located at Museum Kurá Hulanda in Curaçao. Hortence Brouwn recently made another Big mama in concrete (2013), which is located at Pietermaai, under a big shady tree. The Big mama statues by Hortence are immensely popular. Big mama’s, with a rollers in the hair, and […]

Midzy Longuevergne

Midzy Longuevergne

Boeli van Leeuwen by visual artist Midzy Longuevergne. Portrait of  the Curaçao writer  and poet Willem Cornelis Jacobus ‘Boeli’ van Leeuwen (Curaçao, 1922-2007). His hat became one of the characteristics of his personality. His novels are popular in the Dutch literature but the writer shunned publicity and was rarely seen in public.

Midzy Longuevergne: Tender Lie II

Midzy Longuevergne: Tender Lie II

Midzy Longuevergne, Tender Lie II, 2009. Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm.

Herman van Bergen: Wall paper

Herman van Bergen: Wall paper

Wall paper (2013). Painting by visual artist Herman van Bergen.      

Fluid Liquid by Herman van Bergen

Fluid Liquid by Herman van Bergen

He sees perfection in failure, meaning in senselessness and beauty in decay. Through is art he invites us to share his view. Fluid Liquid, painting by Herman van Bergen. Visual artist in Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean.        

Herman van Bergen: The Light Within

Herman van Bergen: The Light Within

Installation by Herman van Bergen, visual artist in Curaçao. Title of the installation is ‘The Light Within’, from the Thorn-series in 2008. Herman makes sculptures with the thorn of the Acacia Tortuosa. These thorns are locally called ‘sumpiñas’. This installation was displayed in 2008. It shows a tall pillar made of thorns, ending in a […]

Monument for Autonomy

Monument for Autonomy

Autonomie Monument (Monument for Autonomy): Steunend op eigen kracht doch met de wil elkander bij te staan. Designed by J. Fresco (1911-1990). Monument symbolizing the autonomy of the 6 islands of the Netherlands Antilles. On December 15th, 1954 the Charter for the Kingdom of The Netherlands was established. This event is commemorated yearly on December […]

Unity: Strength and Breath

Unity: Strength and Breath

‘Unity: Strength and Breath’, statue by Hortence Brouwn at Hato International Airport (2006). Limestone, 80 x 80 x 75 cm.   ‘Unity: Strength and Breath’ is a sculpture located at West Garden Plaza of Hato International Airport. It was placed at on November 22nd, 2006 at this square in front of the terraces of the […]

Suzet Rosaria: Harmony of Life

Suzet Rosaria: Harmony of Life

‘Harmonia di Bida'(Harmony of Life) by Suzet Rosaria. 2007, mixed media, 44 x 61 cm.        

La Teoria del Caos by Ellen Spijkstra

La Teoria del Caos by Ellen Spijkstra

‘La Teoria del Caos’  (2010) by Ellen Spijkstra. Glazed stoneware, 150 x 500 x 15 cm.        

Babette de Waele: The Walk

Babette de Waele: The Walk

‘The Walk’ by Babette de Waele is one of the paintings in the exhibit ‘Back to Nature’ ,a homage to our mondi, at Landhuis Bloemhof. “My interest goes out to capture human interaction in paintings, drawings or photographs, emotion in portraits or landscapes with vibrant colors. I want the colors to have an active part in […]

Painting by Ati Schotborgh in Renaissance

Painting by Ati Schotborgh in Renaissance

‘The Lovers’ Bridge’ (2008), by Ati Schotborgh (Curaçao 1933 – 2011) for the hotel lobby of the Renaissance Hotel in Willemstad, Curaçao. A large scale painting depicting the gabled houses of Otrobanda behind a wooden bridge over the sea waters at the front.   The artwork is quite large and measures 2.3 x 4 meters. […]

Monument Curaçao Slave Revolt 1795

Monument Curaçao Slave Revolt 1795

Curaçao, August 17th, 1795: Start of the slave revolt at the Plantation Kenepa, led by the slaves Tula, Carpata and Louis Mercier. Approximately 1000 slaves joined and the revolt lasted several weeks. All leaders were afterwards captured, tortured and executed. Since 2009, by initiative of Foundation National Park, 7 statues were placed marking the trail […]

“Yubi”

“Yubi”

Plenchi di Tráfiko Hubert M. Kirindongo “Yubi” at Zegu. Visual artist Yubi Kirindongo created this monument in 2001 for embellishment of the traffic square at Zegu, at his own initiative. In 2011 the monument was officially inaugurated and the square was named after the artist ‘Yubi’. Height: 27 meters, Material: Iron.

Bust of Elis Juliana

Bust of Elis Juliana

“T’abo a duna e punt’e kabuya bieu pa konopá n’é”. Bust of Elis Juliana (1927) honoring this multi disciplinary artist and preserver of the cultural heritage of Curaçao. The bronze bust by Hortence Brouwn is located in front of Kas di Kultura in Willemstad.         Inscription on placard: Elis Juliana  T’abo a […]

Caprileskade – Roald Schotborgh

Caprileskade – Roald Schotborgh

Roald Schotborgh: Caprileskade (2006).   Caprileskade with part of the floating market on Curaçao, seen from the back. The picturesque floating market is a popular with city scape artists. Schotborgh painted the floating market as part of a larger city scape and chose a viewpoint from the opposite site of the Waaigat.

Blue and Green – Photograph by Ellen Spijkstra

Blue and Green – Photograph by Ellen Spijkstra

Blue & Green (2013). Photograph by Ellen Spijkstra.