The Street Monkey - Enjoy your li(f)e
Limited edition 204 / 250
Hand painted, numbered and hand signed by the artist.
Comes with original box.
Dimensions 8.66" x 5.12" x 5.12"
Diederik van Apple was born and raised in the Netherlands. As a child he immersed himself in stories and films, often finding it difficult to draw the line between fantasy and reality.
In 2017 Diederik launched his first collection of digital mixed media artworks, flights of fancy which combined pop culture, imagination and his personal passion for colourful communication. The response from collectors was overwhelming, and he followed up with a series of limited editions which created a huge stir and sold out immediately. In a remarkably short time he had established himself as a creative force to be reckoned with on the European contemporary art scene.
Diederik’s success took him to Ibiza, an island which combines great beauty with youth and vibrancy, and has a reputation as an exciting centre for innovative young artists. This step introduced him to a new artistic community with diverse ideologies and techniques, and it was here that he developed the uniquely communicative style which has become his hallmark. He also began work on one of his most acclaimed series, the Golden Peace Turtles: show stopping gold sculptures of turtles whose shells have been replaced by helmets, each one carrying a message of peace and hope.
Diederik’s work combines a whole array of media, including photographs, aluminium, diamonds and many more unexpected elements. His work has been shown in all over Europe as well as in the Middle East and the USA. Interest in his unique oeuvre is growing worldwide, and he has become known as an intriguing prospect for investment.