In general, the work is about the past and now. You see me hanging around with friends by a rooi(canal) in my neighbourhood (Veeris) in Curaçao. That was our meeting place; it was thereI saw my friendsTico, Tahir, Terrence – and myself.
After school wewent there every day to chill, ride our bikes and fool around in Veeris and the nearby neighbourhoods. It was a challenge to jump from one side of the rooito the other, whichis dangerous. The sides of the canal are made of bricks, they’re hard so it hurts if you fall on them.
In mywork I also wanted to show the relationship between where I now live in The Hague andScheveningen. JustlikeCuraçao, I also have friends that I meet here, for example Cedric ter Bals, who livesin Scheveningen. Ieven shared a studio with him for a while. We createautobiographical art, we support each other, we inspire each otherto make different, newworks. Themotto is:makeart.
Bridging thecanal, the rooi, is a sort of reflection ofCuraçao andthe Netherlands, asymbol offriendship.