About Riedstra

Riedstra Contemporary artist Studied applied arts in Tel Aviv and The Hague, as well as M.A. Scenography at St Martins London, and completed her masters in Seville, Spain. Netherlands · http://www.riedstra.eu https://everydayadrawing.wordpress.com/

#Tag portraits 11 pattern paper, softpastel, acryl, gouache on paper 33 x 50 cm 2018

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(©)Riedstra#Tag portraits 11 pattern paper, softpastel, acryl, gouache on paper 33 x 50 cm 2018

#Tag Portraits – 2018.

A series of 13 works on paper

My visual comment on photo’s, taken by another artist, of all kind of victims. Deciding to make these portraits anonymous.  Looking now from a whole different perspective, one can also reverse the roles, ‘who is the victim and who is the perpetrator’.
A psychological game almost, intriguing.

This anonymity made me decide to transform these images back to who they might have been by concentrating on what I can detect and give them back a face.

 

http://www.riedstra.eu
corrie.riedstra@gmail.com

#Tag portraits 8 mixed media on heavy paper 32 x 50 cm 2018

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(©)Riedstra
#Tag portraits 8 mixed media on heavy paper 32 x 50 cm 2018

#Tag Portraits – 2018.

A series of 13 works on paper

My visual comment on photo’s, taken by another artist, of all kind of victims. Deciding to make these portraits anonymous.  Looking now from a whole different perspective, one can also reverse the roles, ‘who is the victim and who is the perpetrator’.
A psychological game almost, intriguing.

This anonymity made me decide to transform these images back to who they might have been by concentrating on what I can detect and give them back a face.

http://www.riedstra.eu
corrie.riedstra@gmail.com

#Tag portraits 3 indian ink, gouache, pastel, scrap on 250 gr. paper 2018

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(©)Riedstra#Tag portraits 3 32 x 50 cm indian ink, gouache, pastel, scrap on 250 gr. paper 2018

#Tag Portraits  2018.

A series of 13 works on paper

My visual comment on photo’s, taken by another artist, of all kind of victims. The artist decided to make these portraits anonymous.

Looking now from a whole different perspective, one can also reverse the roles, ‘who is the victim and who is the perpetrator’.
A psychological game almost, intriguing.

This anonymity made me decide to transform these images back to who they might have been by concentrating on what I can detect and give them back a face.

 www.riedstra.eu

corrie.riedstra@gmail.com

 

 

#Tag portraits 1 mixed media on 250 gr. paper 32x 50 cm 2018

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(©)Riedstra#Tag portraits 1 mixed media on 250 gr. paper 32x 50 cm 2018

#Tag Portraits – Transition 2018.

My visual comment on anonymous photo’s of victims and perpetrators and the knowledge that anybody can be in the reverse role.

I try to transform these images by concentrating on what I can detect and give them back a face.

http://www.riedstra.eu
corrie.riedstra@gmail.com

Project Murmurs & Babbles No. 7 (Landscapes) mixed media on 300 gr.fabriano paper 93 x 68 cm 2016

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No. 7 (Landscapes)  mixed media on 300 gr.fabriano paper 93 x 68 cm  2016

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2015 – 2016  Project Murmurs & Babbles  | A follow up

In this new Project I want to get into the subject of modern or contemporary art, what are the elements that make art contemporary art?
And what does this mean?
A recurring designation in the History of Art, and what is its value?
Van Gogh was known as modern or in our terms contemporary because he broke with traditions, but today any artist anywhere brakes or tries to, with traditions.
Has modern or contemporary become a meaning in itself?

Reference to this subject: Rem Koolhaas on modernism.

A follow up on my investigation into Renaissance art and contemporary artists who reflect(ed) on them. View all the works at

http://www.riedstra.eu 

No. 6 (Landscapes) ‘What flag carries my country’ mixed media on 400 gr. handmade cotton paper 110 x 120 cm 2016

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2015 – 2016  Project Murmurs & Babbles  | A follow up

In this new Project I want to get into the subject of modern or contemporary art, what are the elements that make art contemporary art?
And what does this mean?

A recurring designation in the History of Art, and what is its value?
Van Gogh was known as modern or in our terms contemporary because he broke with traditions, but today any artist anywhere brakes or tries to, with traditions.
Has modern or contemporary become a meaning in itself?

Reference to this subject: Rem Koolhaas on modernism.

View website: http://www.riedstra.eu

 

 

´Who are Thou Lord’ mixed media on paper 65 X 50 cm 2014 – 2015

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´Who are Thou Lord' mixed media on paper 65X 50 cm 2014 - 2015

> Riedstra’s themes in her painting- and  drawing projects are always about estrangements and the influence of  human behaviour on society.

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> Art reflects its time, a primary source of information.

Project Every Day A Drawing. These works are based on the Renaissance period. They refer to a historical concept and the contemporary world we live in. Somehow they reflect an atmosphere of apocalypse and hope.
Whether religious, sexual or political, they are part of the timeframe then and the timeframe now.

With these works I want to connect Renaissance art with Contemporary art.

 Riedstra has studied applied arts in Tel Aviv and The Hague, as well as M.A. Scenography at St Martins London, and completed her masters in Seville, Spain. She lives in the Netherlands
http://www.riedstra.eu