LIFT ME UP

32"W x 47"H x 0.8"D

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db Waterman

Eindhoven, NB

Medium: Mixed Media

Subject Tags: play, vintage, urban, city, air, sky, polution, melancholie, gloomy, clouds, smoke, chimnees, industry, landscape, cityscape, balloons, balloon, childhood, kid, child, boy

Media: color pencil, acrylic, collage, charcoal on paper, canvas

Size: 31.5"W x 47.2"H x 0.8"D

A boy is walking outside with his balloons, trying to escape the gloomy reality in which he lives. I have printed a photograph, of my original artwork on paper, on canvas, The printed image is layered over with acrylic paint, so there has been created a completely new original artwork. I assemble original photography, assorted papers, acrylics, oil, charcoal, ink and pencil in my works. 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

I remember that as a young girl I so much liked to cut images from magazines to paste them into school agendas, scrapbooks and even on my bedroom door. Add to this the fascination I always had for walls filled with old posters, flaking paint, scrappy billboards and weathered paint: it opened an unexpected door for completely new opportunities. Completely unintended I found a new way of working that I felt pleasurably and comfortably at home in. What started out as copying old walls with worn out posters has grown into many series of new visual storytelling. Not simply just eclecticism, but bringing together many seemingly incoherent storylines into one completely new story, my own personal story.

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