Struikelblok is member of the newest generation of Surinamese painters. With this painting he pays tribute to his father, who died when he was still a toddler and whose absence has been transformed into the ever-present feeling of a person he had no chance to know. The foggy, upside-down shadow of the figure that appears in the right section of the painting evokes whatever memory remains in the artist’s unconsciousness, and represents the emotions of permanent loss. In this painting, the artist makes use of abstract pictorial gestures, and combines them within a personal, expressionistic manner.


  • Title: I Miss You
  • Creator: George Struikelblok
  • Date Created: 2000
  • Location: Suriname
  • Physical Dimensions: w59.06 x h82.69 in
  • Class: 2-dimensional
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Medium: oil and acrylic on canvas

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