#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 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

 

 

Project Nameless Peoples No. 9 gouache on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 9 gouache on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

As an artist I react to the contemporary society and the estrangement and often cruelty it involves.

Par example at this moment 10’s of 1000’s of people wander around the world seeking refuse and safety for themselves, their children, their families, their future so to speak.Their lives are literary cut of, because of wars. Politics and religion are in great conflict.

PowerSeekers, psychopaths who are bombing their own inhabitants, being busy exercising their ego trip with millions of people at stake.
The West looking upon the Middle East as a wayward world and forgetting that civilisation once started there.
Now all these wandering people will end up anywhere. A true Diaspora, as in the Renaissance and later on in and after the 2nd world war should have thought us how to deal with this and how to be human towards this.

On the contrary we start building fences around our countries, shutting them up in inhuman camps, as if they are potential criminals.

I therefore decided on my Project Refugees 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

Project Nameless Peoples No. 3 gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 3  gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

©)Riedstra

Project Refugees 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 as an artist to give these people a face is another.

This is my small contribution.

Website:
http://www.riedstra.eu

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

Project Nameless Peoples No. 2 gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra

©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 2  gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

©)Riedstra

Project Refugees 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 as an artist to give these people a face is another.

This is my small contribution.

Website:
http://www.riedstra.eu

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

Project Nameless Peoples No. 1 gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 1 gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

Project Refugees 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 as an artist to give these people a face is another.

This is my small contribution.

Website:
http://www.riedstra.eu

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