By Wanrooij

Meet Materials

Diederick Kraaijeveld 

19.07.2019 – 08.09.2019

“I work with material that people have thrown away because they deemed it worthless”

– Diederick Kraaijeveld

Unexpected by Wanrooij is located in the famous gallery street in Amsterdam (Spiegelgracht 20), and is a space for experimentation from the main Wanrooij Gallery at the KNSM-laan in Amsterdam. It is a platform for artists from the Netherlands and abroad. It welcomes exceptional, emerging artists, who distinguish themselves through their renewing and outspoken visual language in contemporary art. At Unexpected by Wanrooij the audience have the opportunity to get an insight on the inspirations and studio situation of the artists by showing their works next to objects from their studio.

Old Wood – Diederick Kraaijeveld

Diederick Kraaijeveld (Oudhout/Oldwood, The Netherlands, 1963) constructs truly unique photo-realistic collages from salvaged wood. His images are icons plucked from the contemporary Diaspora: Chuck Taylor Converses, a Magnum .44, a roll of dollar bills, a pack of cigarettes, a VW van. The works are beautifully created from genuine, coloured vintage wood that the artist himself collects during traveling the globe: from abandoned buildings in the Mojave Desert to 16th century Dutch mansion floors.

Diederick Kraaijeveld Portfolio

Rembrandt by Diederick Kraaijeveld

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