Debora Van Der Vliet

Deb is a visual artist and illustrator based in Amsterdam. She creates thought-provoking collages that will inspire people to question their surroundings and ultimately, their existence.

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Deb is a visual artist and illustrator based in Amsterdam. She creates thought-provoking collages that will inspire people to question their surroundings and ultimately, their existence.

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  The train runs to Amsterdam. Right in front of me is a young woman seated. She’s going home. Her bag full. A thick book on her lap. She reads. She looks outside. Smiling at a girl who asks her name. “Debora. Deb”, she says. “Deb” repeats the girl and hops to her seat.

Deb can be characterised as an artist who views the world with an open mind. She is eager to learn, see, do, amaze and admire and is constantly inspired by the world around her. By creating sophisticated forms of art in which the maker’s hand constantly remains visible, Deb constructs surprising images that challenge the viewer to think about his environment, life and ultimately his existence.

Deb doesn’t like to limit herself with artificial boundaries. She gets excited about a number of different media and is an artist that happens to do a whole lot of things. A product for Deb begins with a concept, she is then able to look for the perfect medium that can transfer the right feeling. From this medium she creates a product that carries the proper load for her. Her latest works are mainly graphically oriented, but —as is evident by her portfolio— she made a lot of video-oriented works as well during her study at the University of the Arts Utrecht.

‘Deb, Deb, Deb, Deb, Deb, Deb, Deb, Deb’, the girl repeats.

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