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Athens Biennale | OPEN CALL | Work of art

The Whisper of Trees

The Whisper of Trees
Linocut on 300gsm Italian Maimeri etching paper
90 x 55cm
Edition: 20

This work forms part of a larger body of work entitled Elegy – my latest solo exhibition at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery (4 – 28 September 2013).

“In my work, time and space appear to dissolve, and an air of conflict erupts. This is often a direct result of a personal aim to calm, disturb and deliver a warning at the same time – drawing parallels between the two extremes of utopia and dystopia. There is also almost always a secondary narrative in my work. The primary narrative has symbolic authority and aesthetic promise, although the mysterious meta-narrative exists in order to provoke thought in the viewer”.


Christiaan Diedericks