Themen, Imro Isaak
(1943, Paramaribo)
Lessons from De Vries (until 1957), Getrouw and
Robles de Medina 1963-1965
Studied drawing and art history in Amsterdam 1966-1970
Gerrit Rieveld Academy, Amsterdam, graphic design, 1970

After returning to Suriname in 1971, Themen was active as a teacher, designer and artist in the Teachers Union an the Creative Workers Union (BBW). In the seventies he created Pop Art-like collages which reflect social and political evils. He ceased to be publicly active as an artist after 1980, and in 1986 he became art critic for the newspaper De Ware Tijd, writing influential reviews under the pseudonym ‘Les Yeux’.
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