Diet Wiegman (1944) is an internationally established visual artist.
He has a very comprehensive oeuvre and works in a multitude of disciplines which nicknamed him the ‘art omnivore’, yet he is most famous for being a pioneer in ‘shadow art’ well before it became a genre on its own. Wiegman reflects his vision of looking at seemingly average objects in a totally unique way. He has inspired people with his art, even making us appreciate trash. For example by illuminating a pile of waste, a contrasting image appears on the wall in the form of a highly detailed shadow. Also, his light sculptures produce more than just a shadow, behind each work lies a concept. Wiegman’s work often plays with cliches, distortion and contradiction. Sometimes philosophical, sometimes downplaying its seriousness, but mostly with a wink.