Till the 4th of June at ANAT EBGI gallery in LA the second solo show of the Dutch artist Amie Dicke talks about perception, about what is hidden, about the relevance of what we don't see. An empty space, an absence has a deep meaning, underline and sometime changes our perception of things, of reality... the artist goes deeper into the interstices of things, life and relationship with her photographic prints, mixed media assemblages and raw color ink plates. Each item used by the artist is a quotation of an existing structure, an artifact of a previous visual or material identity culled from print media, archived photography or found studio materials. Dicke’s work interrogates these existing visual mediums through sandpaper abrasions, selective framing, cropping and other deviations.
The absence is a possibility.
Amie Dicke (b. 1978) lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She received her masters at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam. Dicke has shown internationally at galleries and institutions including the Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Stigter van Doesburg and Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, Peres Projects, Berlin and Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo. Her work is included in collections including Gemeentemuseum The Hague, Collection Rob Defares, Direct Art Collection, the Zabludowicz Collection, Collection Rik Reinking, Takashi Murakami and the City Collection of Rotterdam through the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Upcoming exhibitions include her solo show Important Souvnirs at Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam.
May 2016_by Federica Tattoli