The Rider Vol. 1
The Rider Vol. 1 is an ideological progression from Anja Niemi's previous series The Blow (2019), in which a female boxer has the lead role. The Blow is an allegory for struggle, and the countless number of conflicts we as humans wrestle with.
In her latest series Niemi recreates her character's struggle in the form of a rider and her horse. Trust and the will to understand each other are essential to their mutual bond. In good times they are one, connected in trust and respect. They are on an open-ended journey, a journey that requires perseverance and the suspension of fear.
The Rider Vol. 1 is a declaration of love, for the creatures the artist simultaneously fears and adores.
The Rider Vol. 1 Special edition box set.
exhibition the ravestijn gallery