Open - during solo exhibitions - Friday through Monday: 11.00 - 13.00 & 14.30 - 18.00
and by appointment
Etiyé Dimma Poulsen

EXHIBITION 03/04/2021 - 25/04/2021
D'HAUDRECY ART GALLERY - KNOKKE

“I make my art starting from the material act of handicraft, of handling matter. Putting things in the oven, carefully watching how colours transform through natural chemical processes into different textures. This semi traditional way of working is also present in the form of my art. It is inspired by early, Greek, African, Asian and pre-Columbian art. Not that I really copy traditional statues or tribal styles, but I reinvent them for my own processing of matter, from my memory, my vague nostalgia of a continents that I visited and yearn to re-visit. I always try to make primordial figures, humans in their most naked, primitive being, as tokens of some basic existential condition: loneliness, fear and desire. For me making is a process, a stream. I hope they convey a sort of solidified ecstasy. Even if the joy of life is by nature fleeting and transient, art should capture it in an enduring, eternal way.”

Etiyé Dimma Poulsen

Sculptor
1968 Born in Ethiopia
1974 Adopted in Tanzania
1975 English school in Kenya
1982 Primary and secondary school in Denmark
1988 Art history school in Denmark
1991 Installs her workshop in France
2003 Installs her workshop and lives in Belgium

Museums Collections
Cantor arts center Stanford University (USA)
Musée national de céramique-Sèvres (France)
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (US)
Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art (US)
Hans Bogatzke , Collection of contemperary African art-Allemagne
Newark Museum New Jersey (US)
Hood Museum Hanover New Hampshire (US)
La Piscine Musée d’art Roubaix France
World bank Washington Collection
Musée Théodore Deck Guebwiller (France)
Chemin des Arts Saint-Aubin Château Neuf (France)

Television
2003
‘double je’ Bernard Pivot
Trophées of the French language
‘Couleurs noirs’ Film of Bérengère Casanova
France
T.V. Brussels Belgium

Film
2000
'Etiyé Dimma Poulsen'
2005
Femmes du Feu./ women of fire

Golden Arabesque
mixed media
66x20x40 cm
Exuberance
mixed media
40x15x15 cm
Happy me
mixed media
33x15x15 cm
Skating away
mixed media
44x15x15 cm
The leap
mixed media
40x15x15 cm
Couple
mixed media
40x16x34 cm
Yellow fellow
mixed media
49x15x15 cm
Red Contemplation
mixed media
62x15x15 cm
Orange Contemplation
mixed media
60x15x15 cm
Fuchsia - red
mixed media
64x15x15 cm
Bleu de Chine
mixed media
66x15x15 cm
Open Arms
mixed media
60x15x15 cm
Danseuse
mixed media
54x24x23 cm
Homme aux cauries jaunes
mixed media
52x15x15 cm
Femme aux cinq cauries
mixed media
61x15x15 cm
Femme aux boucles d’oreilles
mixed media
63x15x15 cm
Pagne gravé
mixed media
70x15x15 cm
Col Blanc
mixed media
62x15x15 cm
Goutte d’eau
mixed media
61x15x15 cm
Black and blue
mixed media
54x45x20 cm
Femme aux perles
mixed media
71x53x20 cm
Cercle rouge
mixed media
71x53x20 cm
Fusion
mixed media
70x53x20 cm
Borneo
mixed media
192x36 cm
Femme Chauve
mixed media
173x30x30 cm
Golden Patchwork
mixed media
42x43x30 cm
Femme d’azur
mixed media
43x43x30 cm
Zig Zag
mixed media
42x42x30 cm
Mezza Luna
mixed media
97 x 74 cm
Axumite Bleu
mixed media
190 x 36 x 30 cm
Axumite rouge
mixed media
182 x 37 x 30 cm
Destiny
mixed media
54 x 83 x 20 cm
Parenthood
mixed media
63 x 15 x 15 cm
mixed media
46 x 31 x 21 cm
Souvenir d’enfance
mixed media
64 x 34 x 24 cm