Norbert Waysberg spent much of his childhood in Paris wandering through the corridors of the Louvre and other art museums in the City of Lights. He experimented with drawing and painting to notice his own artistic voice. He mastered martial arts, took dance lessons, and was strongly influenced by Japanese and Chinese cultures. Even today, Meditation and Zen infuses in his artistic style.
Norbert’s talents reach beyond the arts. He was an outstanding student who excelled at math and applied science, and eventually he entered into business. However, his love for art endured; he spent his evenings attending painting and drawing classes. Although Waysberg’s preferred medium is watercolor, he also produced magnificent works in oils, charcoal, and ink. His paintings of swirls, laid bodies of dancers in muted yet colorful floral designs, and delicate charcoal and ink drawings of nudes were chosen to be showcased in many exhibitions. From exhibitions in Paris for emerging artists in the Louvre, galleries in Bordeaux, Art Bastille, and several French cities, Waysberg’s work of art found their way into the homes of art lovers.
In 2006, Norbert came to America and discovered his new obsession – the incessant beat, roughness, mix of old and new, and the loud energy of New York City. Although Paris did not inspire him artistically, as soon as he settled in New York he burst out with inspiration. “I intend for my work to express this energy and the new space where everything is possible”, said Waysberg. He began to capture the essence of the city with scenes of traffic, parks, and perhaps the most iconic – bridges that fly over rivers, linking New York City to the rest of the world and paints the city alongside dancers, florals, and abstracts.
Norbert joined the Art Students League in 2010, where five of his works “Dance in Canvas” were chosen for an exhibition at City Hall. Within a year of arriving in the city, his watercolors and abstracts were displayed in many different galleries.