We are proud to exhibit a selection of ‘ orphaned’ textile pieces by Ella Koopman at OODE. Ella Koopman (Dordrecht, 1947) studied painting and sculpture at the Art Academy of Rotterdam and at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. In the course of time her work grows from figurative-naturalistic to abstraction.

In the mid-1980s she started experimenting with non-stretched pieces of linen, which were embossed by folding, pleating and stitching. She had exhibitions at the West Fries Museum and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
Jean Claude de Catelbajac, Louis Feraud and the Dutch fashion designers Frank Govers, Frans Molenaar and Mart Visser and shoe designer Jan Jansen worked together with her.
Her work is rough, optical and very surprising in texture and colours.