Catharina van de Ven’s Tranquility tapestry on Cover Magazine

by Priveekollektie / 2020, Catharina van de Ven / 16 December 2020

Tranquility (2020) is a wool tapestry by artist and sculptor Catharina van de Ven. Working in collaboration with Karen Zeedijk who tufted the work at the renowned TextielLab in Tilburg, Netherlands, this ‘simple’ design—a circle within a circle within a bordered square field—recalls a quote by poet Charles Bukowski. ‘An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.’ Tranquility is a complex concept expressed with ‘simple’ geometric shapes and realised using a seemingly ‘simple’ technique—gun tufting.

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