Maeve van Klaveren – RECONNECTED


Pastel and watercolour on paper
30x30cm, 2020





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.