Online exhibition 

Adriaan Diedericks

Allegorical Elegies

ALLEGORICAL ELEGIES

The Uitstalling is excited to showcase an online exhibition from an international reknown artist. This South African sculptor mimics, as it were, the vast landscape of his youth. This can be clearly seen in the way in which his working method continuously develops into a unique three-dimensionality. Using sculptures, he manipulates these messages with, among other things, found wood and plastic that ends up in amazing bronze works of art.

Adriaan Diedericks explores the human body as a vessel where power, glory and inevitable humiliation are being transformed to key concepts in his work, a thought that connects his reflections on masculinity and heraldic history.

ADRIAAN DIEDERICKS

Adriaan Diedericks is a South African sculptor based in Strand, Cape Town. After graduating with a BA degree in Fine Arts from Stellenbosch University in 2012, he completed an apprenticeship with Lionel Smit from 2013 until 2014.

Diedericks was a SASOL New Signatures Finalist in 2010 and again in 2014. He also participated and became a Finalist in PPC YCSA in 2013. His work features in prominent art collections such as Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm, Bartinney Wine Estate and NAC VIP Lounge, Lanseria Airport as well as other private collections around the world such as USA, UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Germa- ny, Australia and South Africa. Diedericks has placed public sculptures in Hermanus, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch (South Africa), Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) and Sainte Radegonde (France).

In 2014 Diedericks was invited to take part at Art Fair Strasbourg and Cologne. In 2017 he attended the 4th International Artist Symposium along with 9 other individuals at Museum Villa Böhm in Germany where he was given the opportunity to work with sandstone for the first time. He has been featured in various media publications such as Effe O’ Arte in Milan, Top Billing and Visi’s ‘Artists to watch’ among others.

Diedericks presented his 7th solo exhibition, Continuum, in 2019. He continues to support several charities on a regular basis such as Art Angels, MAD Charity and IRIS House Children’s Hospice.

CONTINUUM I 

Year: 2018
Bronze on Granite base
Edition of 12
430 x 110 x 110 mm

SERAPH V

Year: 2018
Bronze
Edition of 1 (Variable)
440 x 660 x 510 mm

BURDEN III

Year: 2017
Bronze on Granite base
Edition of 12
420 x 240 x 200 mm

UNTITLED (FLOTSAM)

Year: 2018
Bronze on Granite
Edition of 8
620 x 210 x 210 mm

TORSO I (Half Lifesize)

Year: 2018
Bronze on copper base
Edition of 8
790 x 570 x 300 mm

CONTINUUM II 
Year: 2018
Bronze on Granite base
Edition of 12
430 x 110 x 110 mm

BURDEN (Maquette)

Year: 2015
Bronze on Stainless steel
Edition of 15
400 x 160 x 130mm

AFTER RODIN

Year: 2015
Bronze on Granite
Edition of 12
150 x 200 x 210 mm

TRUNCATED IV

Year: 2017
Bronze on Granite
Edition of 12
340 x 200 x 120mm

CONTEMPLATION (Maquette)

Year: 2018
Bronze on Granite
Edition of 15
300 x 110 x 120 mm

CONTINUUM V 

Year: 2019
Bronze on Granite Base
Edition of 12
430 x 120 x 110 mm

OBLIVION I (Maquette)

Year: 2017
Bronze on Granite base
Edition of 12
530 x 300 x 230 mm

TRUNCATED II

Year: 2015
Bronze on Steel
Edition of 12
340 x 120 x 80 mm

FICTION BUILD

Year: 2015
Bronze
Edition of 12
160 x 200 x 310 mm

BURDENED MAN II (Maquette)

Year: 2017
Bronze on Granite base
Edition of 12
150 x 280 x 115 mm

 

TRAVELLING BODY II

Year: 2015
Bronze
Edition of 12
308 x 430 x 170 mm

SERAPH IV

Year: 2015
Bronze on Crystal
Edition of 15
270 x 190 x 190 mm

ADAMASTOR (Maquette)

Year: 2014
Bronze on Granite
Edition of 12
430 x 280 x 220 mm

ABSORPTION

Year: 2017
Bronze on Granite base
Edition of 12
900 x 500 x 400 mm

LINEATION BUST III (mounted)

Year: 2017
Bronze on Steel base
Edition of 12
400 x 150 x 180 mm

FIG.

Year: 2015
Bronze on Crystal base
Edition of 12
270 x 190 x 190 mm

EXHALE III

Year: 2016
Bronze
Edition of 12
​900 x 870 x 410mm

3-4 HORSE

Year: 2014
Bronze 
Edition of 24
160  x 80 x 150 mm mm

INNATE II

Year: 2014
Bronze  / Resin
Edition of 12
500 x 200 x 100

RECLINING FIGURE II

Year: 2017
Bronze
Edition of 12
380 x 110 x 120 mm

ECHO BUST

Year: 2016
Bronze
Edition of 12
350 x 330 x 200 mm

CONTEMPLATION

Year: 2017
Bronze on Granite base
Edition of 12
1100 x 800 x 800 mm

CONTINUUM I - MEDIUM

Year: 2019

Bronze on Stainless steel Base
Edition of 8
1010 x 320 x 200mm

BURDEN III - DOUBLE BUST

Year: 2015
Bronze
Edition of 12
900 x 720 1000 mm

RELINQUISHED PILGRIMAGE

Year: 2016
Bronze on steel / Resin and marble dust

Edition of 12
1700 x 800 x 470 mm

FIGHT OR FLIGHT III

Year: 2015
Drawing
620 x 860 mm

CONTINUUM II MEDIUM

Year: 2019
Bronze on Stainless Steel Base
Edition of 8
1010 x 320 x 200 mm

TRANSFIGURATION (BUST)

Year: 2017
Bronze on granite base
Edition of 6
590 x 310 x 400 mm

FIGHT OR FLIGHT I

Year: 2015
Drawing
620 x 860 mm

DE-TRUNK

Year: 2015
Bronze on Steel base
Edition of 12
1400 x 400 x 300 mm

TRANSFIGURATION

Year: 2017
Bronze 
Edition of 6
2200 x 1200 x 850 mm

FIGHT OR FLIGHT II

Year: 2015
Drawing
620 x 860 mm

SERAPH IV

Year: 2017
Drawing
920 x 660 mm

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