Spectators at a political demonstration in Japan.
"I assemble original photographs, matching papers, acrylics, oil, charcoal, ink and a pencil in my works. The variety of resources I am able to use has become indispensable to me. The biggest challenge with the collage was its ruthless lack of transparency. Finding a way to reproduce the transparency effects conferred by painting, especially watercolours, was a great victory for me.
The preparation work is visible in my collages; layer on layer of material remains visible in the finished parts. I believe that my work is characterized by my ability to reinvent. Having always loved the appearance of walls patinated with flaked paint and old posters, I revive this aesthetic with a keen and professional eye.
The creative objective of my work is to "make something beautiful out of something that is not squandered". My paintings explore the dissonance between old and new materials, intertwined in the most beautiful way possible to create melancholic and dreamlike images." - db Waterman