Welmoed Reitsma

Art discipline Fotografie Location nog onbekend, volgt later Website www.welmoedreitsma.nl
Welmoed Reitsma

The work that will be on display during Art Month Ameland 2021 is about man as a meaning-seeking creature. What do people attribute meaning to and what are their motives? For me it is important that a work of art derives its character from the atmosphere and the thoughts that are evoked by the work. I call my photo compositions composed of various images transfers; the mixing of various images to create a new composition that takes on a different meaning. My inspiration comes from being touched by the vulnerability but also by the strength of people who keep or rediscover hope in difficult circumstances. I do not explicitly work towards reality, but it does inspire me to look for that which is behind or beyond reality and to see if I can turn it into a work theme. This creates a series. So far I have worked out three themes in recent years. Across Europe, a series about people fleeing their unsafe living conditions and hoping to build a life elsewhere, free from persecution, violence and / or poverty. Bird free or free bird, a series about our self-image. How do we stand in the world and how do we view what is happening in our lives? People and the climate, what do people do with the climate and how are people affected by the climate?

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