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

´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.

(©)Riedstra

> 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