Maeve van Klaveren (1977), Utrecht 

My work is figurative. What you see is taken from daily life. Something intrigues me and this I process into my drawings. The subject often arises from something small - an image or thought. I believe in giving meaning, It must be genuine. The idea behind a work should not impose. How one ultimately reads the image is what it should be, its about giving your own interpretation.

It does not tell one-on-one a story of sadness, happiness, love, life or death…. But this is often a reason from which a work arises. these are thoughts I have at that moment that I put into the drawing.

It is my personal story of how I look at feelings, relationships ... ... ... desires, connection ... ... hope and despair, life and death. I try, as it were, to convey timeless all-rounder emotion. Being human and nature are important sources of inspiration. I focus on the materiality of the drawing. These elements I work out with the use of drawing material that can portray this in the best way, with a preference for watercolor or pastel.

Maeve

 

EXHIBITIONS PAST

 

SOLO

2020  -  WERKSPOORKADE - Tractieweg 43 - Utrecht - the Netherlands

2018  -  GALLERY SOPHIE - solo show  'Are You Presence?' - Paviljoensgracht 70 - The Haque - the Netherlands

2016  -  DE AANSCHOUW - Witte de Withstraat 80 - Rotterdam - the Netehrlands

2016  -  HAREN MAJESTEIT - solo exposition 'outside in' - Lieve Vrouwenstraat 27 - Amersfoort - the Netherlands

 

GROUPEXHIBITION

2020  -  PIET HEIN EEK GALERIE - 'GENEROUS' - curated by Marc Mulders - Halvemanstraat 30 - Eindhoven - the Netherlands

2020  -  OPEN WEEKEND ART UTRECHT / GALLERIES & ART SPACES - with MOVING GALLERY - Oudegracht 112-b - Utrecht - the Netherlands

2020  -  HOT PAPER (GIFC) - online exhibition - Oslo/ Los Angeles

2020  -  SHOWHOUSE JAY JAY - online exhibition - Antwerp - Belgium

2019  -  WGKUNST - art sale - Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 28 - Amsterdam - the Netherlands

2019  -  MUSEUM DE FUNDATIE 'THE EUROPA ZOMEREXPO' - Blijmarkt 20 - Zwolle - the Netherlands

2019  -  DE AANSCHOUW and DXIX - expo Co/Lab 4 - Torrence Art Museum (TAM) - Los Angeles

2018  -  REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR LOST SPIECIES - Muiderberg/ het Gooi - the Netherlands

2018  -  THE FOUNDATION DUTCH PORTRAIT PRICE - Weekend of the Portrait - Loods 6/ KNSM-laan 143 - Amsterdam - Netherlands

2018  -  HOOGTIJ - foremost cultural tours in The Hague - Paviljoensgracht 70 - The Haque - the Netherlands

2017  -  GIFC - Got It For Cheap - watercolor drawings - Athena > Copenhagen > NYC > Oslo > Stockholm > Los Angeles

2015  -  ELLEN BENDERS Concept Store – portrait drawing of man and animal - Rijnstraat  2 - Amsterdam - the Netherlands

2014  -  Participated in the exhibition RONSE DRAWING PRIZE 2014 - Ronse - Belgium.

 

PUBLICATIONS

https://www.duic.nl/cultuur/utrechtse-kunstenaars-maeve-van-klaveren-portretten-die-je-raken/

 

NOMINATIONS & PRIZES

2014  -  RONSE DRAWING PRIZE 2014 -  selected for the competition - Ronse - Belgium.