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The Return of Persephone Part 1

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Adriaan Diedericks

Adriaan DiedericksAdriaan Diedericks’ (b. 1990, Cape Town) is a South African sculptor based in Strand, Cape Town. He grew up in rural Piketberg and his upbringing there has had a great impact on his work. After graduating with a Degree in Fine Art from Stellenbosch University in 2012, he did an apprenticeship with Lionel Smit from 2013 until the end of 2014.

My work attempts to mimic the expansive landscape of my youth. This is evident in the manner in which my practice continually spills forth from drawing into three-dimensionality. Through sculpture I attempt to manipulate the messages inherent to scale and material, having worked in povera substances such as found wood and plastic, often solidifying it in permanence through the use of bronze.

Astrid Dahl

Astrid Dahl Dahl’s love of working with clay and creating forms all began when she met her ceramic lecturer, Hendrik Stroebel, at the Durban Technikon of Natal in 1995. She moved to Nottingham Road in 1999 where she crossed paths with ‘design guru’ Neville Trickett who introduced her to the botanical photography of Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932). This triggered the start of her ever-evolving journey with clay. Blossfeldt’s monotone prints determined that she would work with white clay as she felt that it creates a pure canvas for light and dark to ‘shape’ the piece, capturing the presence of the flora which inspired it. Whilst Dahl starts with a drawing, the piece changes in the making;
clay, to a degree has a life of its own.

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