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Riedstra

Riedstra - contemporary artist - works at painting- drawing- photo and video projects
Point of departure: estrangement in a large context, related to the world of today,
Placed in a historical context.

Art critic at kunstkrant.nl

Education
M. A. Scenography | St Martins College London England | HKU Utrecht Netherlands

Instituto El Teatro Sevilla Spain | theatrical project

MultiMedia Webdesign SAE Institute Rotterdam Netherlands

KABK The Hague

Avni Institute of Art Tel-Aviv Israel

About Riedstra: a working process
Over the years, Riedstra has developed her own unique style. In the movement of her paintings, drawings, works on paper, photo's or video projects the viewer clearly recognises the hand of the experienced artist. The apparent alertness of her topics adds great value to her work. With provocative ease, she communicates the ambience of her work to the public.

Riedstra is a keen observer: She eliminates the superfluous to reach the core essence. Through endless wandering, taking photos of images that draw her interest and intense research she acquires new and exciting experiences. This process provides us with an insight into her method of working. The power of her work lies in the ability to incorporate and transform the here and now, often in the context of (art) history.

Again and again, Riedstra takes her audience along on a confrontational journey beyond authentic elements, which through their individual importance start to lead a life of their own on the canvas, paper or other materials. In doing so, she avoids any compromise, which results in an intense directness for the viewer. That way Riedstra undoubtedly works from a renewed contemporary perspective. Thus, her work maintains tension and originality and yet radiates tranquillity.
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Joined February 2016
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Project Silver Maple...
(©)Riedstra 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...
Inspired by Union
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'On Silence' 2015 - 2017
Reacting on the theme from Frederic Belaubre's thwarted intentions. I had in mind while making this drawing the unpredictable life cycles, that can confront one with choices never wished for, but somehow do happen!
Inspired by Thwarted...
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Ecce Homo I
In this time I find the word human both emphatic and abusive. Therefore I chose the title "Ecce Homo'. Meaning: How one becomes what one is. ( Nietsche)
Inspired by Human
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No 2 Such A Pretty...
A reaction to The Siege of Prairie du Chien by Julius Kalamarz ©)Riedstra One of a series of 3 paintings The theme behind: The tendency of parents in modern society to put their child on a pedestal. Almost like a reverse of roles, does the child become the adult's dream or how do they...
Inspired by The Siege of...
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(©)Riedstra The...
(©)Riedstra Responding to the works of Theodore Plytas and Alexandra Gribaudi. In addition to my large works on paper made in my studio, I love to go out into the streets with my camera. Then the moments I love best is when my eye sees unexpected beauty in every day situations. A...
Inspired by Exploration...
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Debris No. 3...
Making a series of photographs from debris , left by the sea. Being amazed at the beauty of these debris pieces, suddenly being an object of art. The same goes for their smell, the different, natural, fresh sea smell that is an essential part of their beauty. Zeé is spanish for sea, but I...
Inspired by Pop a Fragrance
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(©)Riedstra...
(©)Riedstra Tekst on piece for Project Heroes Martlesham Heath airfields. Lets preserve our watchtowers, to guard what we conquered in a long battle against vain and cruel powers, against a new lust for changing again the world order. April 2017
Inspired by Heroes
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(©)Riedstra...
(©)Riedstra 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...
Inspired by Beneath the...
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Die Haze 2017
10 minute sketch > Die Haze; study for large work as part of my project Silver Maple Ballroom. Die Haze: Symbol of fertility and sensuality.
Inspired by 10 Minute...
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Project Nameless Peoples...
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 2016
Inspired by Acting On...
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'Meaning Life? ' 2016
On the raging war going on in Aleppo, Syria. I imagined the very beginning of the lifes of these inhabitants now fleeing their homes: Being domestic and normal, with all the everyday hub that normally goes on in households. And to me, it is exactly these domestic lifes that are destroyed. We all...
Inspired by What Are You...
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©)Riedstra ...
©)Riedstra Project Silver Maple Ballroom 2016 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 manipulation that is brutally used...
Inspired by ©)Riedstra...
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©)Riedstra Project...
©)Riedstra Project Silver Maple Ballroom 2016 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 manipulation that is brutally used...
Inspired by Transition
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©)Riedstra Project...
©)Riedstra Project Silver Maple Ballroom 2016 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 manipulation that is brutally used...
Inspired by Transition
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. (©)Riedstra Zapp...
My work is inspired by the contemporary society we live in, in particular the estrangement that is apparent by certain behaviour, due to the rapid changes that is asked of people, required by the innovative technology. I hope that my work intrigues and calls for questions, that I am happy to...
Inspired by The Fear...
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