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/

Project Silver Maple Ballroom Piece I Part I 2016

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Project Silver Maple Ballroom Piece I Part I 2016

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It looks like ordinary people all over are deluded by overpowering loud rude speeches

Project Silver Maple Ballroom Piece I Part I mixed media on indian cotton paper 100×70 cm 2016

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About Project Silver Maple Ballroom 2016 – 2017

This project is about manipulation, mental and verbal, I think right now you will find this phenomenon everywhere.
Whether we talk about the Trumps of our time, or Google with his manipulative data searches, or the way it is brutally used within religion.
To me it looks like ordinary people all over are deluded by overpowering loud rude speeches, mind boggling internet data, the power of media, without asking themselves what they might feel or think.
It seems as if as a sincere person that is civilized, thinks, analyses, educates him or herself, is powerless by this short-sighted and self-centred behaviour.

http://www.riedstra.eu

https://everydayadrawing.wordpress.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

Project Nameless Peoples No. 14 gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 14 gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

To be named refugees as part of anonymous numerous groups that are wandering around in Europe and elsewhere around the world is one thing.
To be able to give these people a face is another.
This as an artist is my small contribution.

 Riedstra
Netherlands 2015

 Website:
http://www.riedstra.eu

Facebook:
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Project Nameless Peoples No. 13 gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra ©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 13 gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

To be named refugees as part of anonymous numerous groups that are wandering around in Europe and elsewhere around the world is one thing.
To be able to give these people a face is another.
This as an artist is my small contribution.

 Riedstra

Netherlands 2015

 Website:
http://www.riedstra.eu

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/corrie.riedstra