Elke Hülse

Email: elkeoh@gmail.com

(l) “3D Bauhaus” (2018) 90cm x 60cm
(r) “3D Bauhaus” (2018) 90cm x 60cm

Elke Hülse’s Statement

3D Bauhaus is an object made on a vertical loom. I wove two flat parts that I later assembled as a three-dimensional object. This object refers to the director’s room of the Bauhaus school, Walter Gropius. The paintings on the wall are a tribute to Paul Klee, Anni Albers, Gunta Stölzl and Oskar Schlemmer. The faces in the foreground are connected with the background and these are clippings of their iconic works. On the floor a reference to the checkered rug of the director’s room.

Elke Hülse, Detail 1 of "3D Bauhaus" (2018), 90cm x 60cm
Detail of “3D Bauhaus” (2018) 90cm x 60cm

Elke Hülse’s Biography

I was born in 1961 in Blumenau, Brazil. I graduated in Visual Arts in 1983 and received a Masters in Art History in 2009. My first contact with tapestry technique on a high loom was at Ernesto Aroztegui’s workshop in 1982.  I participated at Jean Pierre Larochette’s workshop in Florianópolis, Brazil, 1995/96. I took part in Sarah Swett and Larochette’s workshop in El Tuito, Mexico in 2011 and another meeting in El Tuito in 2013. I have had a tapestry group, As Catarinas,  for about 16 years and I take tapestry classes at the University and other Institutions.

Recent group exhibitions: 2019 – Fiber Arts 100 Years Bauhaus, Art Ventures Gallery, California/USA. 2018 – 10th Biennial From Lausanne to BeijingTsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing/China. 6th Triennial of Textile Art, Szombhately/Hungary. The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World, ATA Small Format Exhibition, Reno/Nevada/USA. 2017 – 6th Triennial of Tapestry – Atelje 61, Novi Sad/Serbia. Australian Tapestry Workshop Exhibition, South melbourn/Australia. 27th Miniartextil: Borderline, Como/Italy. ATA’s Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads – (2° place Teitelbaum Award)