House Art: Inside Amie Dicke’s collage creations at Soho House Amsterdam

House Art: Amie  Dicke’s haunting collage at Soho House Amsterdam | Soho House

The Dutch artist is known for interrogating beauty, anonymity and emotion through her artwork – and this particular collage from our 500-work collection is no exception

Thursday 18 August 2022       By Anastasiia Fedorova

Soho House’s global art collection is one of the biggest privately owned assemblages in the world. The House Art series invites you to take a peek inside them, offering a closer look at individual works and collections, and revealing why they’re such an integral part of Soho House. Up next, a piece from Soho House Amsterdam. 
Amsterdam-based artist Amie Dicke’s practice is all about cutting, emitting, removing and playing with voids to create collages. She started out small, altering images from glossy magazines and adverts in the early 2000s, but has since developed a unique technique using scalpels, powder, and layering.
House Art: Amie  Dicke’s haunting collage at Soho House Amsterdam | Soho House
Dicke’s work draws on glamour, beauty and celebrity culture for inspiration. When creating her collages, she cuts out the relevant parts of her chosen photographs with a scalpel and applies black ink to the leftovers, creating a gothic feel that portrays themes of fragility, sensuality and seduction – her 2017 piece ‘Expecting’ being a prime example. 
Part of the 500-work collection at Soho House Amsterdam – curated by our Global Art Director Kate Bryan – the piece holds a special place in Dicke’s heart. ‘I made the sketch for this work in 2009, a few days before I found out I was pregnant,’ she says. ‘I felt something was growing and coming, and I see this work as a message of that. Annunciation at the kitchen table. In 2017, I was ready to share this piece and made this bigger cut-out.’ 
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