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Jamaican culture, society, and landscapes

Schliefer’s depictions of life in Jamaica include cultural traditions such as Jonkunnu and Revivalism, images of fishermen and canecutters, pumpkins and ackees, landscapes and mountain-scapes. But he does not stop there: his work displays an acute sense of engagement with the challenges faced by modern Jamaican society, commenting incisively on issues of poverty and violence, and on Jamaica’s history of slavery and exploitation.

Kingston Wall. Acrylic on cotton, 43″x52″, 2004. Artist’s collection.

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