Contemporary artist - works at mixed media, drawing, works on paper, photo, video projects.
Point of departure: estrangement in a large context, related to the world of today.
Art critic at kunstkrant.nl


M. A. Scenography | Martins College London England | HKU Utrecht Netherlands
Instituto El Teatro Sevilla Spain | artist in residence | Theatrical project 'Sacred & Profane'

KABK The Hague

Avni Institute of Art Tel-Aviv Israel\

About Riedstra: a working process

In my opinion a work of art defines several things: Among others, an authentic interpretation by the artist, meaning: one can recognise the hand of the artist in the concept that underlies the work.
By giving it the necessary surplus the artist commits himself to research his project.
Searching again and again for new ways, in order to express what one tries to communicate to one self and the public.
A different work, confrontational, hopefully for the audience to think about and to look again.
This last, to me, is important. This you could mark as my contemporariness, how the impact and therefore the result of my experiences show in my current pieces.

As for creative processes, they can’t be disconnected from experience; an artist needs these experiences in order to create art. But in the end I am back in my studio and have to create the next work with all the intense uncertainties that come along!

2014. From interview with Pheripheral ARTeries staff Montreal Canada