Gezien van de Riet is an exceptionally gifted and driven artist. Her relation to nature in all its manifestations is astonishing. The love with which she captures those manifestations in her paintings arouses a special feeling of happiness in the beholder.
In passing, she sets down some blots with the broad side of the stylus, just enough to let the sketch stand out from the flat surface. This is true mastery.
She has absolute sureness in her stroke and brush. Her feeling for proportion allows her to draw the human figure in one go with great mastery.
Gezien van de Riet’s work shows an unconditional love for the visible beauty. Even more: she knows how to give it a character of its own. That results in a poetic realism, solidly based on the un-invented, inconceivable, abstract patterns in nature.
- Galería Artelibre, Zaragoza, “20 years, in 20x20”, 7 maart – 5 april
- MEAM, Barcelona, “20 years, in 20x20”, 9 juli – 1 september
- Museum Møhlmann, Onafhankelijke Realisten Tentoonstelling, 22 september – 23 december
- See my blog ‘Gezien paints a Picture’, portrait Tessa, Our Gingko, New Artbook. Blog also in Spanish
Finalist with ‘Our Gingko in Autumn’ in the competition of Art Renewal Salon; more than 70 participating countries, more than 4000 submissions.
Galería Artelibre is promoting realism internationally. In the category of Grandes Autores you will find works of mine.
IN ‘T LEVEN VINDTMENT AL
The book Gezien van de Riet In ‘t leven vindtment al tells of a learning process during the postmodernism period. The art of painting was declared dead, beauty, figuration and craftsmanship were taboo.
Realistic paintings and pastel drawings. Trees, sea, snow, clouds, people, nature. Beauty is the muse.