Meet the Artist
Who is ShaddaiiT ?
Zurishaddai Tremus, also known as ShaddaiiT, is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist based in Willemstad, Curaçao. As a native of this Caribbean island, her pieces pay homage to her ancestry, homeland, and self-identity. Her peculiar personal style conveys the vivid spirit and atmosphere of the Curaçaoan culture.
For over ten years, she has been developing her artistic thinking and practicing art. Her goal is to unify her former education in the linguistic field with art. Her practice translates into expanding her insight into digital media, traditional art forms (painting, drawing, photography), and oral and written expressions
She brings her works to life with bold and harmonious colors, mainly portraying a mix of nature and the human body. Her works often explore themes of personal significance, narrating the stories she wants to share with the world. She loves to work with primarily acrylic and watercolor paints, graphite pencils, inks, alcohol markers, and digital media.
In 2020 she took part in the local residency program at UNIARTE to further develop her career as an artist. Hereafter she took part in the Dekada, exhibiting her latest series ‘Sami’. A series she gave birth to during her Residency at Uniarte.
In 2021 she started to develop her artistic production titled ‘Palimpsesting’. Through Palimpsesting she combines all the conceptual and technical elements she gained over the last decade. Her first body of work developed from this concept is ‘Palimpsest+ing’ which was exhibited online through El Pran Projecten‘s platform.