Artist from Netherlands
at Jose Art Gallery since August 5th, 2018
About the artist db Waterman
I assemble original photography, assorted papers, acrylics, oil, charcoal, ink and pencil in my works. The variety of resources I am able to use has proved indispensable to me. The biggest challenge the collage medium posed was its unforgiving lack of transparency. Finding a way to replicate the effects of transparency afforded by paint, especially water colors, was “a large victory” for me . The preparing labor shows through in my collages; layer upon layer of material remains visible in the finished pieces. I believe my body of work is characterized by my skill for reinvention. Having always loved the appearance of weathered walls plastered with peeling paint and old posters, I revive this aesthetic with hopefully a keen and professional eye. The creative objective of my work is to “make something beautiful out of dilapidation.”My tableaus explore the dissonance between old and new materials, intertwined in the most beautiful possible way to create dreamlike and melancholy images.
Exhibitions of db Waterman
100 Days of Dutch Art July 3, 2015 iShen Gallery is proud to present 100 Days of Dutch Art, an exhibition which gathers together some of the finest contemporary Dutch artists currently working in the Netherlands and New Zealand.
Education of db Waterman
Art academy Den Bosch, The Netherlands