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PHOTO-REALISTIC COLLAGES BY DIEDERICK KRAAIJEVELD

by Ariadna Zierold

Diederick Kraaijeveld, collage, wood, photo realism, vintage, upper playground

Dutch artist Diederick Kraaijeveld 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.

Diederick Kraaijeveld, collage, wood, photo realism, vintage, upper playground

Kraaijeveld’s pieces have all been beautifully created from genuine, coloured vintage wood that the artist himself collects as he travels the globe: from abandoned buildings in the Mojave Desert to 16th century Dutch mansion floors. Given that a single work can require over a hundred pieces of different wood, this process is as vital and impactful as the actual assemblage of the found materials.

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