DATE OF BIRTH : 26 November 1930, Stralsund, Germany
Nach absolvierter Schauspielausbildung bekam Kerky Engagements an Bühnen in Bayreuth, Düsseldorf, Eßlingen und Frankfurt am Main. Von 1958 bis 1962 war der Schauspieler am Deutschen Theater in Berlin aktiv, parallel dazu startete er eine Film- und Fernsehlaufbahn bei der DEFA und dem Deutschen Fernsehfunk (DFF). Nach dem Bau der Berliner Mauer arbeitete er zunächst an Theatern im Westteil Berlins, später aber auch in München und anderen bundesdeutschen Städten. In den 1970er Jahren wurde er häufig in Erotikfilmen besetzt, stand aber auch in einigen internationalen Film- und Fernsehproduktionen vor der Kamera.-
German .......prisoner-of-war ... actor...director....artist by chance and by calling .... hippy...eccentric ....lives on bread , papaya , green tea, ideas and fresh air .....takes you through his journey with his brush ,his palette and some canvas .
Recruited as a soldier at the age of fourteen he was held captive as a prisoner of war in 1946 in Siberia. Soon after his release he began making puppets for living .Dietrich was spotted for his commanding voice and offered acting assignments in Munich.
As an actor Dietrich, took to sketching his dialogues to help him with lengthy monologues from King Lear. These pictures caught the eye of a well know artist who encouraged him to exhibit his works.
Since his first exhibition in the year 1965 he has never looked back and Art went to become his life. He has displayed his work in Europe, South America and Asia. He has won world wide acclaim and his works are collection of major museums in Germany including the "Orangerie" where he has had four shows since 2003.
Till date, he has acted in and directed nearly sixty films and thirty television serials and has around sixteen art exhibitions.
Dietrich divides his time between Munich, Ibiza and Goa. In Goa he has had exhibitions at the "Flying Dutchman","Kerkar Art Complex" and Gallery Gitanjali.
Dietrich is an Expressionist. The soul quenching power felt in his work remind this writer of masters like Francisco de Goya, Wassily Kandinsky, Francisco Bacon and many others. At the same time, his innocence is also reflected in these works. The painting, which, at first instance look like child’s meaningless, doodles grow on the viewers in the course of observation. The untitled work leaves the onlookers to decipher the meaning by themselves. Infact, individuals viewers can draw a connection of the works with his or her subconscious storehouse and extract significant meaning out of the same.
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