In her work Riette Wanders searches for both elusive and contradictory images, images that are difficult to define in regards to the time in which they are made and the intention with which they are made. Wanders works from photographs, music and her own personal experience to realise this imaginary wthin a finished work. A sensitivity to materials and what the materials evince is a fundamental part of the proces. Working mostly with charcoal on paper, Wanders' drawings are structured with raw, energetic yet delicate lines. Wanders uses fixative spray to at once both seal and corrode the original image, altering the composition and giving rise to accidental forms. This proces is repeated in numerous layers of charcoal creating a dense ,deep velvety blackness.
Wanders' work is divers in subject matter, use of materials and discipline.Three dimensional next to Two dimensional, classical next to contemporary, organic vs inorganic. Through her work Wanders visualizes and connects these apparent differences.Within this context the individual images and the body of work as a whole becomes more eloquent.
Riette Wanders is supported by the Mondriaan Fund.