Dutch artist, DB Waterman assembles original photography, assorted papers, acrylics, oil, charcoal, ink, and pencil in her works. The variety of resources she is able to use has proved indispensable to her. 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 watercolors, was a large victory for her.
Interview - Transcending Life with Childhood Innocence
The preparing labour shows through in her collages; layer upon layer of material remains visible in the finished pieces. She believes her body of work is characterized by her skill for reinvention. Having always loved the appearance of weathered walls plastered with peeling paint and old posters, she revives 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 way possible to create dreamlike and melancholy images.