Amie Dicke’s work comprises a negotiation between everyday imagery and the validity of the whole of visual culture. Dicke prints images culled from various sources, from fashion magazines to Bauhaus catalogues, and charges them with a sense of physicality through dissolving the images from the paper. Elements are stripped back with sandpaper, caked in makeup, blotted with wine and surgically incised. Similar to her works with paper, Dicke’s “corrected artwork” series features panels coated with ink blown from ballpoint pens onto old artworks. Her abrasion and correction of established visual narrative attempts to both conceal an image while simultaneously deconstructing established visual cues, revealing alternate and new tactile experiences.
Amie Dicke’s (b. 1978, Rotterdam) work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany; Tate Modern and Project Space 176 in London; FLAG Art Foundation, New York; and Art Centre Silkeborg Bad in Denmark. Her work is included in several major 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. Recent solo exhibition history includes: EENWERK, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Granpalazzo (with Anat Ebgi), Rome, Italy; GEM Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, Netherlands; and Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Toyko, Japan. Recent group exhibitions include: Anat Ebgi at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco; Centquarte, Paris; Marres (House for Contemporary Culture), Maastricht; Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam; Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen; Grimmuseum, Berlin; Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart Tasmania; and Murakami Takashi Kaikai Kiki Collection,Taipei. Dicke lives and works in Amsterdam.