Events &
Performances

Art
Exhibitions

TV Shows
& Videos

Education & Media
Resources

Artist
Opportunities

 








 
Winnie G van der Rijn
New York, NY
Neighborhood: Gowanus



ARTIST STATEMENT: The beauty and possibility of the imperfect and discarded inspire me. I prefer things that are broken, worn and a bit dirty with the patina of age. I am curious about how and why we acquire, consume, treasure, and discard and am intrigued by the idea of value and how things are assigned value in society. As an artist of opportunity and an urban scavenger, I focus on upcycling found objects. I extend the life of the obsolete. I collect materials, acquire skills, pursue curiosities and then see how they coalesce to express my ideas. My art process itself is a critique on consumerism and disposability. Every choice we make about how we spend our time, our energy and our money tells the world who we are and what we value. My compositions emerge organically; Design and construction happen simultaneously. The structure grows out of a conversation with the materials. My work revolves around themes of identity, gender, beauty and power.
More...

Bookmark and Share


 
EMAIL THIS ARTIST:
 
Your Name :
 
 
Your Email :
 
 
Subject :
 
 
Message :


 




  • Cocoon
    2018
    mixed media machine knitting with wire armature
    on moments of epiphany and change

  • Memories 1, 2 & 3
    2019
    mixed media machine knittings with wire armature
    on that which we leave behind

  • vulnerabilities
    2019
    repurposed shirt, machine knitting

  • Pockets
    2019
    machine knitting, jeans

  • naked power 1
    2019
    repurposed shirts, ties, suit jacket and dollar bills
    dismantling the patriarchy one shirt at a time

  • One Size Fits All
    2017
    photographic digital image transfer and embroidery on muslin
    on the absurdity of a single ideal beauty

  • I Feel Pretty/EverydayDRag
    2018
    photographic digital image transfer and embroidery on muslin
    20x20
    Danny as Shaniqua T Bone

  • I Feel Pretty/Everyday Drag
    2018
    Photographic digital image transfer and embroidery on muslin
    20x20
    Eli as Bianca del Rio

  • My Lips Are Sealed
    2019
    photographic digital image transfer and embroidery on muslin
    The insideous advertising line "Lips Are also beautiful closed" hand embroidered onto an image of lips

  • Currency
    2017
    repurposed shirts, ties, suit jacket and dollar bills
    5' x 3'
    a meditation on extreme capitalism and economic inequality

  • Warriors
    2018
    mixed media
    a view of empowerment- mixed media contemprary armor with a backdrop of alternative American flags

  • Not Your Next Victim
    2018
    repurposed metal sheet, glass, bubble wrap, hunting vest
    contemporary armor

  • Girl Box 1 - early indoctrination
    2017
    mixed media
    on the limits we place on girls

  • The Curiosities-Suspended Animation
    mixed media
    on motherhood. waiting my turn.

  • The Curiosities-Drained
    mixed media
    on motherhood. what more could they want from me?
 








647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

718.683.5600
bric@BRICartsmedia.org

Directions to BRIC House > Contact BRIC >

BRIC IS THE LEADING PRESENTER OF FREE CULTURAL PROGRAMMING IN BROOKLYN.

We present and incubate new work that reflects the diversity that surrounds us.

Find us on social.

Privacy Policy| Mobile site| design and technology by blenderbox | contemporary artist registry by ClearDev LLC