Luxuria is a series of projects that reflect our desires. The title, Luxuria, is defined in ancient Latin as lust, representing our longing and desire for sex, power, money, objects or food. Distinct from basic human needs, it propels a potent hunger, taking any shape or form, demanding fulfillment.

99 aims to continue the series by appealing to our desires with vivid colours offering a deep power of attraction. The vibrant work aims to lure and seduce the beholder, using 99 domes each with their own unique colour. The colourful materials represent the energetic feminine focus in her works.

The hand tufted tapestry is died by hand at the Textielmuseum using a unique tufting technique. Using the meticulous process of tufting wool, historically a feminine activity, she spins a new light on femininity that is more tender and soft, but equally as powerful.

Using the recurring image of the dome featured in the series, the female is always at the center of her work in both material, concept, and form.

Additional information
ARTIST Catharina van de Ven
SERIE Luxuria
YEAR 2018