Tanja Ritterbex

Woman who kicked ass

Huile sur toile
140 x 180 cm
SPACE Maastricht
Acquisition : 2017
Localisation : Maastricht - Elisabeth Strouven Fonds

Tanja Ritterbex creates disturbing and endlessly fascinating surroundings. There is always a personal touch to be found in her artistic creations, capturing the world around her in a somewhat exhibitionist, provocative manner. Ritterbex takes her own personal experiences as a starting point for her artistic projects. She herself defines her work as an absurdist artistic diary, based on her own life and experience. The construction of women’s identity image plays a central role in her oeuvre. She treats her fictional subjects (which often implies treating herself, for she often plays in her own short movies) with a good sense of humour. This even implies that Ritterbex does not shy away from a slight touch of self-mockery. Ritterbex always integrates an alienated element in the context of her artistic narrative. By doing so, she makes the viewer look at ordinary settings in a distorted way.