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Elspeth Diederix
DUTCH
JEROEN
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,600 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
31
Elspeth Diederix
DUTCH
JEROEN
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,600 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

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Amsterdam

Elspeth Diederix
B. 1971
DUTCH
JEROEN
2002
c-print mounted on aluminium
edition 5/5
99 x 81 cm / 38.98 x 31.89"
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Provenance

donated by the artist

Exhibited

Some recent solo exhibitions
Museum Jan Cunen, Oss 2009
Dordrechts Museum, 2005, 'De Scheffer 2005'
Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam 2003

Some recent group exhibitions
Biennale di Venezia, Venice 2009, 'Rietveld Arsenale'
The Art Institute, Chicago 2005, 'In Sight. Contemporary Dutch Photography from the Stedelijk Museum'
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2003, 'Link – Voorstel tot Gemeentelijke Kunstaankopen 2002-2003'
Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen 2002, 'Prix de Rome 2002. Fotografie'

Literature

Selected publications
Flip Bool [et al.], Dutch Eyes. Nieuwe geschiedenis van de fotografie in Nederland, Zwolle: Waanders 2007

Selected public and corporate collections
Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, NL • De Nederlandse Bank, NL • AMC Kunstcollectie, NL • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL

Catalogue Note

Elspeth Diederix's photographs typically blend contrasting elements of the banal and the absurd, the rich colour palette and the perfection of the photo – which would not exist without enormous patience and dedication. 'I don't use special lighting – a flash at most. And I use an analogue camera, a heavy Pentax 6x7 that still goes 'clack'.  I love that camera! It's so easy to adjust the focus in the viewfinder and you get exactly what you see in the photo.'
One of the main elements that her portraits have in common is that all faces are hidden behind an object – in this photo, it's a red bag that's clasped between the person's cheek and a window. 'I'm always aware of litter. To me plastic bags are a thing of beauty, not ugliness. The material's almost transparent and exists in a sort of limbo because it's something people barely notice.' Diederix strips objects of their usual meaning and their original surroundings, setting them within a new reality.

Elspeth Diederix was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 1998-1999.
She won the first prize of the 2002 Prix de Rome (NL).

www.elspethdiederix.com

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

|
Amsterdam