Wooden Modern Icons
SculptureS of Modern Icons Made from Colored Reclaimed Wood
Diederick Kraaijeveld is a Dutch artist who creates beautiful and desirable sculptures of modern icons out of reclaimed wood. He is such a devoted artist that he takes special “Salvaging Trips” all around the world, in addition to his day trips around native Netherlands, in search for wood pieces that has gotten older or discarded out, and interestingly this is something that he often gets tipped for.
Diederick is particularly interested in genuinely colored wood. As a result, painted wooden planks, flooring from old mansions and rural farmhouses always finds a place in his workshop.
Each one of his sculptures is hand-carved and assembled of hundreds of differently colored pieces of wood, and importantly, none of them has been undergone any sort of altering or treating. This way, the history of the used material is preserved, and this adds depths to Diederick’s works.
From the artist’s Bio:
His work has been exhibited all over the world. He had had shows (solo and groupshows) in Holland (different cities), USA (New York, Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, Carmel), Russia (Moscow), France (Angers, Paris), UK (London), Switserland (Basel) and United Arab Emirates (Dubai). His work has found its way into private and corporate collections on each continent except for Australia and Antarctica. In 2010 he won the ´Sculpture Award´ at the international street art competition ARTAQ.
In the fall of 2010 Kraaijeveld had a sold out solo exhibit at his London gallery Plus One. 2011 will bring shows in Germany and Dubai.