Sydney Australian born and based, Dirk Kruithof studied a Fine Arts Diploma at Meadowbank and Kogarah Tafe, 1999 - 2001 Majoring in Painting.
His subjects are language and information, the urban environment, words signs and symbols, beauty and decay.
Dirk uses photographs, sketches, the net, loud music, newspapers, the big bad city, coffee and the radio as inspiration.
He has recently branched out into making digital artwork with the 'Procreate' App under alias 'Digital Decay.' These works are available as prints.
He has sold his challenging and thought provoking work worldwide.
Admires and influenced by Wool, Basquiat, Kippenberger, Cullen, Bacon, Ramellzee, Dubuffet, Ian Fairweather, Lee Krasner and many others.
Dirk has been exhibiting regularly since 2005.
Artist Interview from 2016 with John Hardaker here: https://wordsaboutmusic.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/interview-dirk-kruithofcity-of-illusion/
Fine arts diploma TAFE 1999 - 2001
2016 Artist Interview with John Hardaker here: https://wordsaboutmusic.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/interview-dirk-kruithofcity-of-illusion/
2021: *'Damage Control' Solo Exhibition NOW ON!
Thursday to Sunday until February 28th
Chrissie Cotter Gallery 31a Pidcock St. Camperdown. 11am to 4pm.
Facebook invite: https://fb.me/e/28DhduXzS
* 'Modern Pain' solo art exhibition. May 9th to May 20th. Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Piddock Street Camperdown. Sydney NSW. https://www.facebook.com/events/173898519896161/
*Solo Show "Neighbourhood" @ East Sydney Doctors Gallery, 6th June - 1st July. 102 Burton Street Darlinghurst. https://www.facebook.com/events/137074190172736/
* Hunters Hill Pop-Up, @Hunters Hill Optical, 1/58 Alexandra street Hunters Hill. May 2017. http://huntershillart.com/pop-ups2017/
* 'Put it on wax' Group show, Ambush Gallery, Aug 19 https://www.facebook.com/events/291442324551224/
* The Other Art Fair, October 27 - 30, 'Commune', 901 Bourke street Waterloo, 2016
2008: 'Static and Silence', solo painting show, Tap Gallery Darlinghurst, SYD
2009: National Art School show, SYD
2010: 'Doin' the metropolitan glide', solo painting exhibition, Bohemian Grove, Surry Hills, SYD
2011: 'Warning Language', painting show, Alpha House Gallery, Newtown, SYD
2012: 'Gentrify Yourself', solo painting show, Darlie Laundromatic, Darlinghurst, SYD
2012: '13 Stories', E.S.D. Gallery, Darlinghurst.
2013: '24 hour fault report', solo painting show, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown, SYD
2014: 'Global Warning', painting show, M2 Gallery, Surry Hills, SYD
2015: The Other Art Fair, paintings, Ambush Gallery project space, Chippendale, SYD
2016: 'City of Illusion', solo painting show, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown, SYD
2016: 'Put it on wax' Group show, Ambush Gallery
2016: The Other Art Fair, paintings, Commune, Waterloo
2017: 'Neighbourhood', Solo painting show, E.S.D. Gallery Burton street Darlinghurst
2018: 'Modern Pain' Solo exhibition, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown, SYD NSW
2019: ZED Gallery group show, Glebe SYD NSW.
2021: Damage Control, solo exhibition Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown, SYD