Cultural themes

Schliefer’s work depicts Jamaican cultural practices in his uniquely dynamic way. The movement of the dancers is the focus of his paintings of Jonkunnu masqueraders and carnival dancers, and his images of revivalist and pocomania rituals. The energy of his subjects is equally central in his depictions of boys racing each other in the street or raiding mango trees, and even pervades his portraits. Paintings of ackee, hardo bread, fish and festival, constitute a loving tribute to Jamaica’s culinary traditions.

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