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

(©)Riedstra

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

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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/