"In my work, time and space appear to dissolve, and an air of conflict erupts. This is often a direct result of a personal aim to calm and disturb at the same time - drawing parallels between the two extremes of utopia and dystopia. There is always a secondary narrative in my work. The primary narrative has symbolic authority and aesthetic promise, although the mysterious secondary narrative exists in order to provoke thought in the viewer."
Christiaan Diedericks is a multi-award winning visual artist who is considered by many to be one of the finest print makers to have emanated from South Africa.
Christiaan has completed over 50 international residencies and has participated in more than 30 international Biennales.
He has developed a strong and loyal global collector’s base who resonate with his artwork and his voice which speaks against social, political and economic injustice.
His works grace numerous important museum, corporate and private collections including MOMA (The Museum of Modern Art in New York), Ampersand Foundation, Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, France) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Auvergne, France).
Christiaan graduated Fine Arts Cum Laude at the North West University (NWU) and went on to complete his Masters in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria in 2000.
Nationality: South African
Residence: Cape Town, South Africa