Haze Diedrich (American)
Lives and works in Denver, CO
Haze Diedrich is an abstract painter of memories that touch on the mechanical, biological and the poetic nature of life. He works in a fashion that requires constant analysis of the visual impact of color. He achieves his goals by reworking the layers and by scraping, sanding and scratching the top layer to reveal a past layer, like an onion unfolded and recombined. Large compositions are built out of smaller, non-repeating organic shapes.
Diedrich says, The patchwork technique of building up layers of color comes from many influences. I live in Colorado where the color of sky and land seem to absorb every bit of the sun’s light. I am constantly looking at the relationship of the cool colors of the mountains and the dry colors of the prairies. I like how the colors of the variety of trees play with the ever-changing colors of the sky.
Diedrich also sees his work as simple cause and effect stories with the figures removed that explore how we remember an event through color and shape, texture and surface history.
Haze Diedrich maintains an active exhibition schedule, particularly in the Midwestern United States.