Beautiful Islands by Avantia Damberg
2022, Collage on paper
Avantia Damberg (1977) is a multi-disciplined visual artist based in Curaçao. She started off with video and animation art and currently is focused in art collage in the broadest sense. She is inspired by soundscapes, graphic design, typography and the history of Curaçao and passionate to express that back in installation art, landart, or art in public space. She founded SKOR Kórsou, a foundation to promote art in the public and open spaces of Curaçao.
Damberg is known for the Map of Curaçao II at the public register office "Kranshi" and the iconic Colorful Steps of Otrobanda stairs.
Avantia further explains:
That itch that keeps surfacing. The biggest stimulus for me as an artist in Curaçao is to make tangible art that is a mirror with many facets for everyone. Putting meaningful art without a capital A and reinforcing the identity of the island. I want to make the Curaçao culture recognizable, by giving its history and heritage a new look with materials from nature and the daily environment.