db Waterman

db Waterman

Eindhoven, Netherlands

About 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.

Education

My formative years as an artist were spent studying at the Art Academy in Den Bosch, NL. Today, I regard myself as self-taught, having developed my own distinct style out of the untraditional medium of collage. My work unites a variety of materials in careful compositions that I pride for their storytelling ability.

Events

2021 ITSLIQUID Group the winner of the artist
of the mont – MAY 2021

2021 Presentation in the Magazine: Condé Nast - The
World of Interiors, Issue: July

2021 FOCUS Art Fair London

2020 Affordable Art Fair, represented by Muriel Guipin
Gallery / online - Amsterdam, Nederland

2020 Finalist in the climate change art prize with
Octopus Energy, Portraits from the Precipice. At
the Royal Academy of Art on Thursday 20th
February 2020.

2020 ‘It seemed such a good idea (2019)’ has been
chosen by BEIS (Department for Business,
Energy & Industrial Strategy) to be used on
postcards to represent the project, which will be
distributed to key stakeholders, influencers and
events taking place during half term.

2019 Affordable Art Fair, New York City, USA
Metropolitan Pavilion, September 26 - 29, 2019

Exhibitions

2021
solo show in the ROA Gallery Londen 11-24 June 2021

2021
Representation at Artyish, Alfred Sküll Art Gallery
Kris De Meester
Alpaca Street 29
9000 Ghent / Belgium / EU

2021
Agora Art Gallery, New York, Februari 16 - 25

2021
MASTERS GALLERY / 184 TZ AMSTELVEEN | THE NETHERLANDS - Amstelveen, Nederland

2020 - 2021
Agora Art Gallery, New York, digital presentation, september 2020 -september 2021

2020-2021
From 16th september 2020
Muriel Guepin Gallery, Soho NEW YORK
http://www.murielguepingallery.com/artists/waterman

2020
M.A.D.S. MILANO / Corso San Gottardo 18, 20136 Porta Romana - Milaan, Italië

2020
Exposition internationale de collages (5 au 30 novembre), Espace Monet Rollinat, Fresselines, France

2020
Art Eindhoven, Klokgebouw Eindhoven (septembre), Pays-Bas

2020
The Corner Art Gallery, a joint photo exhibition with Mahmoud Al Kurd (Palestinian artist) and DB Waterman, Jordan, march - april 2020

2020
Octopus' Energy's billboard exhibition / 2500 Locations Londen, United Kingdom
2019
Affordable Art Fair
New York City, USA
Metropolitan Pavilion
September 26 - 29, 2019

2019
From 16th september 2019
Muriel Guepin Gallery, Soho NEW YORK
http://www.murielguepingallery.com/artists/waterman

2019
international collage exhibition from 28/10 to 3/11/2019
The museum EMR(Espace Monet Rollinat), is located in FRESSELINES, FRANCE
http://www.dbwatermanart.com/the-museum-emrespace-monet-rollinat-located-in-fresselines-france.html

2018
Université de Stanford, Californie, USA

2017
De Galerie Den Haag ( Gallery The Hague ) - Noordeinde 69, The Hague , The Netherlands

2017
Kunst.nl | Business Art Service Nederland BV - Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands

2015
100 Days of Dutch Art, iShen Gallery, New Zealand