Born in Ghent, Belgium in 1967, Catharina van Eetvelde lives and work in Paris, France.
Catharina van Eetvelde explores both the expressive and the stylising power of the line. Starting from a strict drawing of the line and an economical use of colour, she composes particular universes of forms. The forceful layering of her work can partly be attributed to its serial procedure, where the series functions as a system, as an organising unit, which provides the semantic structure and the possible correlation with other ‘systems’ such as music or the spoken word. van Eetvelde works on a meta-level, analyzing the structural system and the methodology of her own medium. More specifically, the drawings demonstrate the topicality and relevance of the art of drawing in a digitised world. The implication of an endless and invisible series of operations touches the essence, the process and the systematic nature of an age-old discipline, and thus changes it irrevocably.
Catharina Van Eetvelde is represented by Galerie Tanit Beirut/Munich.