Kate van Harreveld’s drawings show an intimate, frozen world with an often ominous undertone.
For van Harreveld, everything is animated: landscapes, buildings and objects. Magical and mysterious!
The portrayed subjects seem to be waiting for something. A feeling of impending doom is
omnipresent. Acquiescent and imminent at the same time.
At the moment Kate’s main focus is on drawing buildings and road constructions. The subjects she
draws evoke a certain emotion in her, in their desolation, gloom or astonishment. They evoke a strange
sense of recognition and must therefore be drawn. In particular post-war churches. What appeals
to her is their changed meaning: what was originally modern, is made relative by the passing of
time – and that moves her. In a short period of time they thus become melancholic monuments. A
recurring theme in Kate’s work: everything changes eventually in silence and solitude. Not that you
can pinpoint these things exactly in her work; the actual subject is subterranean and
should remain this way.