John Lie-A-Fo

Born: 1945 Paramaribo, Surinam.
Education: Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp (BE). Art Academy Psychopolis, The Hague (NL).

Unity in diversity; one nation spirit.

This is reflected in our interwovenness, the mutual respect and the acceptation of each other’s cultures. In Suriname for example, a synagogue and a mosque are located right next to each other. And when it comes to important occasions, multiple religious leaders such as a pandit, a priest and a shaman, are usually asked to contribute.


This ‘Alakondre’ feeling is the basis of my works.