Here is another feature from our Jamaica Biennial 2017 archives:
Stafford Schliefer was born in 1939, in Kingston, Jamaica. Schliefer is a self-taught artist who has been exhibiting locally and internationally since 1969. His recent exhibitions include New Works by the Masters Alexander Cooper and Stafford Schliefer (2011) at the Mutual Gallery and Art Center and the Jamaica Biennial 2014 at the National Gallery of Jamaica. Schliefer’s art is thematically mixed and often satirical in intent, including erotica, cultural traditions and sociopolitical themes. His works are executed in various paint and drawing media, using a stylistic fusion of figuration and abstract expressionism characterized by an exuberant use of colour and motion with gestural brushwork. He lives in Kingston, Jamaica.