28-04-2023 continuing daily notes

#1 Cafe Table Setting I love these small cafe houses, you can still find them, altough they mostlydisappeared.That's a shame because they are so charming and the owners real friendly!It's hard for them to compete with those big, loud places, so I find it a sportthat wherever I am with friends, to look out and … Continue reading 28-04-2023 continuing daily notes

2022 Dayly Little Sketches

Dayly little sketches in black notebook with white crayon.Impressions of general images as a way the express the day.

Personas #II

(©) Have been away for a while, excited about new project 'Personas'. Been searching for the right name, came up with Personas. It describes the confusion and worries here at this moment in this part of Europe.

Personas

Have been away for a while, excited about new project 'Personas'. Been searching for the right name, came up with Personas. It describes the confusion and worries here at this moment in this part of Europe. Personas #1 2022

Daily little sketches /18/12/2021

(©)  Daily little sketches /11/2021 It’s so much fun to start a day with these little sketches as a way to create my day.Playing with my subconscious thoughts, and it mostly surprises me what comes out.It has no meaning, it’s there in itself, quite a liberating exercise.For a while I can let go with a free … Continue reading Daily little sketches /18/12/2021

Photo tableaux #I

(©) Riedstra (©)The camera for me is a tool that I use in the same way I use the tools in my studio, making my works on paper or any other artefact. I love all these different materials, because it gives me possibilities in opposite directions. Widening my horizon, being the enfant terrible, so to … Continue reading Photo tableaux #I

Peoples #1

In this series it is like playing on paper with straight and curving lines.Playing with space and the spaces between.Colors that for me are very important, they express what I try to communicate. Thus creating the little story that draws from within itself.In this way expressing the emotion that I want to communicate, intimacy and privacy.This, … Continue reading Peoples #1

‘The New Status Quo’ MMXX II

litho ink, gouache, pastel, acrylic, oi ink, ballpoint, pieces of plastic  ‘The New Status Quo’ | Project MMXX / IIMy projects are related to today's world, I merely try to record, through my projects (works on paper, photo- photo projects) disturbing events that have a lasting impact on society(©)Riedstra

Tink Tank #V (facing a future)  2016 – onwards

(©)Riedstra Tink Tank #V (facing a future)  mixed media on paper 75 x 50 cm 2016 onwards My small contribution as an artist. An attempt to record inner expressions behind the faces of ordinary peoples in a taut, tantalizing relationship with inner and outer worlds, worlds in chaos and turmoil in uncertainty where it is heading. Against an extreme … Continue reading Tink Tank #V (facing a future)  2016 – onwards

Project Tink Tanks 2016 onwards (facing a future)

(©)Riedstra Tink Tank III mixed media on paper 75 x 50 cm 2016 So many peoples, so unsure and unsafe today, this is my small contribution as an artist. An attempt to record inner expressions behind the faces of ordinary peoples in a taut, tantalizing relationship with inner and outer worlds, worlds in chaos and turmoil in uncertainty … Continue reading Project Tink Tanks 2016 onwards (facing a future)