#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 Nameless Peoples No. 10 gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 10 gouache 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 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. 8 gouache on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 8 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. 7A gouache on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra

©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 7 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. 7 gouache, o.i.ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra

©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 7 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 as an artist is my small contribution.

Website:
http://www.riedstra.eu

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

Project Nameless Peoples No. 6 gouache, o.i. ink on paper 42 x 30 cm 2015

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©)Riedstra

©)Riedstra Project Refugees No. 6  gouache 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

Drawing No. 66 on ‘Silence’ by Luc Tuymans ink, gouache, acryl, scrap, lace on paper 65 x 50 cm 2013

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Drawing No. 66  on 'Silence'  by Luc Tuymans ink, gouache, acryl, scrap, lace on paper 65 x 50 cm 2013

(©)Riedstra, the Netherlands, 2013

Art reflects its time, a primary source of information.

These drawings are study’s based on 16th century paintings and refer to a historical concept. Somehow they reflect an atmosphere of apocalypse.
Whether religious, sexual or political, they are part of the timeframe then and the timeframe now.

With these study’s I want to connect 16th century 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

Website: http://www.riedstra.eu
Background information on this project: https://everydayadrawing.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/background-inf/