About the Artist
Sean Diediker is a painter’s painter. His sweeping, faceted brushstrokes and painterly surfaces generate works that reveal the artist’s sensitivity to his medium and attention to the act of painting itself. Diediker carefully considers the nuances of relative color and value as he implements a cutting-edge sense of design to create a highly original body of work that evokes a timeless sense of the world around him.
“I revel in the whole creative process, taking an experience and constructing a painting around it,” says Diediker, whose father is a general contractor. “I feel paint much in the same way that my father would erect a building, putting deep thought into planning and careful design... Step by step, layer upon layer until the work is done and standing on its own.”
Diediker has expanded his artistic repertoire in a variety of other creative endeavors that highlight his expressive vision and he is currently directing a television docuseries called Canvasing the World, which depicts the subjects that inspire his paintings. CTW begins airing nationwide in January 2020 and each 30 min. episode follows a piece of Diediker’s art from inception to completion. His video reportage catalogs and creates a collective “journal” of the interchanges he shares with those he meets on the road. “I’m interested in the synergy that occurs during the creative process. It binds me with my subjects and serves as a time capsule. Each work is a lasting symbol of the evolution that occurs through true human connection and shared experiences.”
Diediker is the driving force and creative eye behind Opera Garden Studios, allowing him to further amplify his prowess as a visual artist through both filmmaking and photography. His rare ability to see the world as a painter from behind the camera sets him apart from his contemporaries. Diediker states, ”I enjoy merging the techniques of the old world masters with modern-day media to create and share unique windows into our world.”
Diediker is a native of Southern California having grown up in Newbury Park.
Regardless of where he finds himself, Diediker places great importance on the effects of the environment around him. “Muses rarely live in the studio, they are out among humanity. The studio is where we apply the discipline and articulate the observed,” says Diediker.