IN THE STUDIO OF FAISEL SARO
Most people tend to think that all artists attend art school right after high school. However, there are many artists that have completely different careers before they decide to enter the arts.
Faisel Saro (Willemstad, 1974) has worked in a nursing home, was a manager at the tax agency, then made the leap to become an artist and was recently one of the driving forces behind the
cultural manifestation Bitterzoet Erfgoed. We spoke to him about his career path and his art in his studio.
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WE NEED TO SEARCH FOR OUR GRONINGER WAY
Faisel Saro is one of the artists who will present his work in the Groninger Museum during Bitterzoet Erfgoed. For him, the slavery past is not an abstract fact, but something that is still very close to this day: “My great-grandfather was the child of an enslaved man.” Faisel Saro, also known by his stage name Faizki, was born in 1974 in Willemstad (Curaçao), but his roots lie elsewhere: “I am a Surinamese boy, Lees meer >>