A single work can require over a hundred pieces of different wood. This process is as vital and impactful as the actual assemblage of the found materials. Though the pieces sometimes burst with colour, Kraaijeveld doesn’t use a drop of paint himself. He chooses, instead, to preserve the original colour and hue, allowing the individual layers to form their own unique combinations.
In Unexpected by Wanrooij Kraaijeveld shows his works, pieces of inspiration and the machine he works with. The videos in the gallery show his travels, search for material and the constructing of his works, also to see on his website; oudhout.com
Diederick Kraaijeveld is part of the big summer exhibitionLong Live Rembrandt in The Rijksmuseum that is located a 10-minute walk from the Unexpected by Wanrooij Gallery with a portrait of Rembrandt. The exhibition runs throughout the summer until 15.09.2019.