Kate van Harreveld’s drawings show an intimate, frozen world with an often ominous undertone.
For her 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 some 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 exactly to these kinds of things in her work; the actual subject is subterranean and
should remain this way.