I am greatly inspired by elements from daily life in the multicultural Surinamese society. Normal everyday scenes such as carefree and relaxed celebrations and gatherings, the lively hustle and bustle at the marketplace, people in colorful traditional clothing such as the popular Surinamese kotomisi, are a continuous source of inspiration. I also find great pleasure in painting peaceful and pristine natural scenes and landscapes from our rich tropical rainforest. I am unequivocally attracted to the beauty of Surinamese nature. I also have a special affinity for the old and historical. Subjects and materials from our countries history truly fascinate me and I will in some way or another always incorporate historical themes and materials in my work. I am known for example to salvage shutters and doors from old deserted or condemned wooden buildings which I then transform into unique painted art objects which, aside from their artistic value, in my opinion also possess a valuable historic quality.
I like to experiment with several materials, styles and techniques and never limit myself to a predetermined plan during my creative processes. Figurative as well as abstract paintings, fine art prints done in several techniques, wooden sculptures and other multimedia experiments with found or natural materials on canvas, paper and hardboard are all part of my work. Fibers from palm trees and natural pigments which I extract from mahogany wood are materials I currently enjoy working with.
Untill 2014 Visual Arts teacher at Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Paramaribo, Suriname.
In 1999, together with 4 colleague painters under the name of "Wan Nyun Mamanten" , Kenneth Flijders created a large group painting which was representative of the rush towards the new millennium at that time. This painting is on display at the Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport in Suriname.
2017 TNF of December "Special Gift Edition", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of November "Frightly", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of October "Beastly", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of August "Pe un’ moksi kon na wan", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of June "Mahogany Tree", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of May "Open House", Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2015 Opening exhibition new location Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
2014 Circus Terminal, international traveling exhibition, De Hal, Suriname
2014 WAT, RAG group exhibition, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Cultural Currents, Miami meets Paramaribo, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2013 Exhibition 20 years Readytex Art Gallery, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2012 National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
2012 Revealing our stored treasures, RAG in De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
2011 l'Encadrier Galerie, Cayenne, French Guyana