The figures depicted on the canvas in 'The Dogs Bark, But The Caravan Goes On' feature individuals, families and groups of people that (in the 60s, 70s and 80s) migrated from countries in West, Central and East Africa, Suriname, The Caribbean and Haiti in order to establish new lives in Western countries, such as Britain, America, France, The Netherlands etc. The people in these paintings may not have looked at someone as famous as Napoleon, yet I am equally or perhaps even more amazed and captivated by what these people have seen, who they are (or perhaps were) and the relationships that they had with each other, with the person who photographed them, and the world at large."
Esiri Erheriene-Essi Esiri
Erheriene-Essi received her education at Camberwell College of Arts, and the University of East London, before completing her post graduate residency at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. She has been nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs, and has exhibited in Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, Koninklijk Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam, Museum het Dolhuys, Haarlem, and Arti et Amicitiae amongst others. Her works are included in public and private collections throughout the Netherlands and internationally.