Debora van der Vliet

Corpus Callosum
19.7″x19.7″; paper, magazine, and screenprint; 2015

Debora van der Vliet
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Debora can be characterized as an artist who views the world with an open mind. With different images, techniques and materials she creates new stories with her own inner world as a guide.

Although she focused on video and animation during her study, her point of interest has shifted to creating collage art. One of the things she finds interesting in this medium is the interaction of the images combined. By starting the dialogue and reassembling the found images, it allows them to tell a new story. These stories are surreal and dreamlike, as a kind of lucid dream. Strange but also light and playful.

That, combined with the presence of several layers, relates to her own inner world which is a conflicting, but at the same time harmonious, place to be.


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

Debora van der Vliet (born 1984 in Elst, the Netherlands) is a Dutch visual artist and illustrator living in Amsterdam. She received a Bachelors Degree in Media Arts from the University of the Arts, Utrecht. Deb doesn’t like to limit herself with artificial boundaries. The use of different media keeps her mind sharp and fluid and gives her the opportunity to continue to tell new stories.

“Deb, Deb, Deb, Deb, Deb, Deb, Deb, Deb,” the girl repeats.


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