Deidi von Schaewen

After studying painting at the School of Fine Arts in Berlin, Deidi Von Schaewen chose photography. She immortalized the greatest contemporary architects achievements - Ricardo Bofill to Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando of Jean Nouvel.
But the work of Von Deidi Schaewen in parallel under another obsession: the ephemeral, the testimony of our urban and rural civilizations become extinct.

 

After studying painting at the School of Fine Arts in Berlin, Deidi Von Schaewen chose photography. She immortalized the greatest contemporary architects achievements – Ricardo Bofill to Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando of Jean Nouvel.
But the work of Von Deidi Schaewen in parallel under another obsession: the ephemeral, the testimony of our urban and rural civilizations become extinct. Work that falls within the report and for the long term: the walls in 1961, scaffolding (or “tarpaulin architectures”) from 1966, sidewalks since 1977. Tirelessly she traverses the world, on the lookout for the unexpected, monuments disappearing into the effects of sails or contrasts of shimmering fabrics, Indian towers around which wrap bamboo constructions that appear as fragile and unstable.
Since the 1990s, Von Deidi Schaewen working with Taschen and published his photographs of French gardens, houses or eccentric Indian interiors. It is traveling for “Inside Africa” in 2001, she was fascinated by the precarious dwellings, shacks made of flattened barrels and assembled in colorful patchworks of paint, graffiti and rust (which are used for semi-nomads the storage of goods), but also for unused cars Cairo packaged in plain or colored fabrics, pending fuel or repair.

Discover more about her work at: deidivonschaewen.com

Copyright : Deidi VON SCHAEWEN
Born in Berlin. Lives and works in Paris.