Diederik van Apple was born and raised in Leiden, Netherlands in 1985.
In his childhood he always visualized the bigger picture. There was no line between fantasy and reality. He was addicted to Walt Disney books and legendary movies such as The Godfather, Scarface, Pulp Fiction and Boondock Saints. He loved watching, reading and fully go up in the stories, as if he was part of the story play himself.
With his experience, artistic insight and passion for art he started to think of designs for artworks. Combining his fantasy and the reality of life as the power of money bills, credit card with the joy of the inner child world.
The art of Van Apple is a combination of digital techniques such as photography and famous characteristics. He uses gold foil, Swarovski stones and adds colors and different handcrafted items such as butterflies, which are covered with several layers of epoxy. By adding these layers he is able to create innovative and unique mix-media art with a fantastic 3D effect.