Our Sculptors

Catharina Van de Ven MRSS

Female sculptor, born and raised in the south of The Netherlands.
My work is represented by gallery Priveekollektie in The Netherlands
Contact telephone
0031651247071
Discipline
Abstract
Figurative/Realism
Other
Material
Bronze
Fiberglass/Plastic/Resin
Metal (other)
Mixed media
Other
Textile
Region
Europe

As an artist I highly admire the classic visual language of the early sculptors. I am fascinated by their artisan idiom and behold the quality of their heritage with great respect. This fascination, and the classic sculpting education I enjoyed in Belgium and Florence, ensures that the artisan craft is always visible in my work and remains the foundation of all that I create.
Modern techniques, such as 3D printing and synthetics, present new and equally intriguing challenges for me to translate materials into monumental work. Yet, I have found that the old processes of shaping, casting, grinding, and polishing are essential to reach perfection and instill authenticity in my sculptures.
As a result, old and new melt into the core of my work which always embodies an unavoidable narrative or suggestive element. For me, every piece of work has to originate from a genuine experience and must have its own sincere identity. A lot of thought, emotion, and progressive insight go into the making of my work which, in the end, is meant to connect with the viewer.