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 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.