Sarah Dietz (1995)
– visual artist based in The Hague –
Sarah’s works are closely related to herself. It shows an inner world related to fear, vulnerability, discomfort and melancholy. In her work she is looking for the emotional non-tangible reality, which we all deal with but is sometimes hard to find.
Her work consists mainly of drawings that together form an installation. These drawings show floral/decorative patterns. By drawing these patterns she tries to get to (what for her is) the essence of drawing. While drawing the patterns almost obsessively, the act of drawing becomes meditative. Partly because of the meditative aspect of drawing but also because of the use of her archival material consisting of old paper, she encounters existential questions during the process of creation that deal with topics such as life, death, discomfort, loss, loneliness and fear. The patterns that initially attracted her attention only by their beauty begin to tell a story as a result.
In addition, her work is also very much about the beauty of drawing itself, the directness and decisiveness of the line. How to give life to something with a multitude of lines. Drawing allows her to take a place.
Sarah Dietz, Voorburg (1995)
BA Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, NL
Apprentice/Master Programme, Kunstpodium T
‘It’s a Love Story’, National Theatre, The Hague, NL
Kunst en Monumenten Route Moerdijk, Moerdijk, NL
‘Deep Fried’, Gallery Space KABK, The Hague, NL
‘As is ,Where is’, Verheeskade 321, The Hague, NL
KABK Graduation Show, KABK, The Hague NL
‘Everything Before Now is Everything’, The Grey Space in The Middle, The Hague, NL
‘Voorbij en Gaande’, Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden, NL
‘Einfühlung / Ashes / Mouth / Void / Mania / ssssshhh’, de Omstand, Arnhem, NL
‘Season Highlights’ – Speaking to Unfamiliar Walls, Kunstpodium-T, Tilburg
‘Projectweken’, Teekengenootschap Pictura, Dordrecht, NL