Strijdom van der Merwe is a South African award-winning land artist who uses materials he finds on-site to create his artworks. His materials include sand, water, wood, rocks and stone. Strijdom is also a sculptor and contemporary artist whose art, sculptures, limited edition prints, and art installations form part of art collections, art routes, sculpture parks, and residences internationally. His work makes a statement about our relationship with the land and is informed by an open dialogue with sites and spaces. View his artist profile for more information, contact him about commissioned art, and view his Land Art, Installation & Sculptural Art, Wood Sculptures, Drawings, And Videos.
SCULPTING THIS EARTH
A new documentary feature film from director Victor van Aswegen, Sculpting This Earth, is currently in production, with filming scheduled to complete in December 2021.
Over four consecutive seasons artist Strijdom van der Merwe travels to remote locations in the southern African interior to make beautiful land art works in a striking range of spectacular natural settings.
Coming soon: releasing early 2022.
The 52 Collection
Strijdom van der Merwe has gained global renown for his land art created with sand, water, wood, rocks, stone. His work makes a statement about our relationship with the land and is informed by an open dialogue with sites and spaces. With support from a Pollock-Krasner grant, Strijdom has embarked on a project to create a new work of land art each week over an entire year. The digital originals of these works will be available for purchase at Strijdom52.com. Patrons who own such a work will have full and exclusive rights to the original, from which they may create their own prints or editions for personal or commercial use. The 52-week project will conclude with a gala event at the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch, to which all owners of Strijdom originals are invited.