Jan Royce Gallery

Adriaan Dedericks’s (b. 1990, Cape Town) upbringing in rural Piketberg pervades the conceptual impetuous of his projects as a Graduate at the University of Stellenbosch and an apprentice under Lionel Smit. Ambitious, his work seems to mimic the expansive landscape of his youth. This is evident in the manner in which his practice continually spills forth from drawing into three-dimensionality. Within sculpture Diedericks manipulates the messages inherent to scale and material, having worked in povera substances such as found wood and plastic to bronze and resin at current. Furthermore Diedericks attempts to confront the viewer with the conditioning of his own perception, leaving the viewer to reconsider his own biased position.