22.02.2012 in22:55 in Creative,photoart -->
Elspeth Diederix born Nairobi, Kenia 1971.
Education: 1998 – 2000 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, 1990 – 1995 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
Exhibitions: 2007 ‘Archipelago Olanda’, Miart, Milaan, 2006 ‘Dice thrown’, Bellwether gallery, NY, 2005 ‘Confrontation’, FOAM, Amsterdam, 2004 ‘Supernatural’, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam 2003 ‘Section One’ Fotomuseum, Den Haag, 2003 ‘Solo’, Gallery Diane Stigter, Amsterdam, 2002 ‘Statement’, Paris Photo, 2002 ‘Reality Machines’, NAI, Rotterdam, 2001 ‘Dutch Delight’, FOAM, Amsterdam.
Collection: AMC, AZU, Akzo Nobel, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, ABN AMRO, MEP Parijs, Mario Testino, Rabobank, La Salle Bank Chicago.
Assignments: Absolut Vodka, Avenue, De Bijenkorf, Casadei, Delta Lloyd, HypoVereinsbank, Impakt, ModoVanGelder, NS, Rabobank, Voss, View on Colour.
Elspeth Diederix is, first and foremost, a visual artist who uses photography – the most appropriate medium – to register her sculptural ideas. In her work, Elspeth strips everyday objects of their logical form or function and introduces them into a new and surreal world, mostly in the form of a self-made assemblage. She brings a variety of materials from nature and daily life into view in such a way that a new order of beauty comes to exist. The illusory, imaginary and surreal constructions seem to be captured straight from a dream world.