Etsuko Oide (JP)

Etsuko Oide, now living in Denmark, was born and raised on the island Hokkaido in Japan. A crucial point of Oide’s artistic career was a meeting with the artist Yoshio Nakajima, who at the time was one of the so called “Cobra-artists” in Sweden. They remained close friends ever since, and Yoshio is still a mentor figure for Oide. In 1980, Etsuko Oide finished her 2-year art education at Sundsgården in Sweden and had her first solo exhibition. Afterwards, she was educated as a graphic designer and continued to work with graphic design and illustration. From 1990 till 2006, she had her own design company in Tokyo, and in 2006 she moved to Denmark.

Etsuko Oide works primarily with acrylics and aquarelles, but in some cases she also incorporates other media into her works, such as paper or fabric. Her artworks have light and fine appearance, often brimming with bright colours against a light background that are divided by contrasting strokes of black. The apparent influence of Japanese calligraphy merges with more expressive but still light and airy style. The combination of these techniques results in her works appearing almost hypnotic and meditative, all while remaining to be full of life and sentiment. Oide’s art fuses the inspiration from the East with Scandinavian simplicity. Faces, animals, and other recognizable elements appear on canvasses, while at other times her works seem abstract; streams of colour in swirling motion.

Art Historian, Maria Cecilie Odgaard Jensen


Graphic design at Polhemskolan, Sweden

Art education at Sundsgaarden, Sweden


NORTH art fairAalborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Kunstgalleriet Odense, Odense, Denmark
Nørhalne viser kunst, group exhibition, Vadum, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58 pop up, Skagen, Denmark
Dronninglund Kunstcenter, Dronninglund, Denmark
Kunstgalleriet Odense, Odense, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Annaborg kunstbygning, Hillerød, Denmark
Art Herning, represented by GALLERI V58, Denmark

GALLERI V58,  Aarhus, Denmark
Edge International, Tokyo, Japan
Art Herning, Denmark
Kunst for alle (Art for everybody), Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Clifford, Daugaard, Denmark
AP Møller – Maersk Art Society, Denmark
The Danish Parliament’s Art Society, Denmark
Copenhagen kommune’s Art Society, Denmark

Internationale ECWS, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italien
Galleri Sct. Gertrud, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Art Society, Denmark
Egmont Magasine Art Society, Denmark

Kunstgalleriet, Odense, Denmark


Romelegården Sommarsalong, censored exhibition, Sweden

Born 1954

‘Being Different’, mixed medie, 84 x 64, 8.000,-

‘Kamiasobi VI’, 3D på papir, 65 x 65, 2018, 11.000,-

‘Kamiasobi IIII’, 3d papir, 70 x 70, 2018, 9.500,-

‘Kamiasobi V’, 3D på papir, 65 x 65, 2018, SOLGT

‘Kamiasobi VIII’, 3D på papir, 65 x 65, 2018, SOLGT

‘Kamiasobi II’, 3d papir, 70×70, 2018, SOLGT

‘Kamiasobi VII’, 3D på papir, 65 x 65, 2018, 11.000,-

‘Glacial I’, 3d stof på lærred, 100 x 100, 2018, SOLGT

‘Glacial II’, 3d stof på lærred, 100 x 100, 2018, SOLGT

‘Assemble 1’, mixed media, 50 x 50, SOLGT