Abou t me!
Katalina Mavares is an
Interior Designer & Visual Artist
living and creating cool things
between Andorra and Morocco
Katalina is a Venezuelan Interior Designer and Visual Artist who takes pride in her ability to transform the necessities and visions of her clients into bright and ligth spaces improving their lifestyles.
Katalina founded KouKou Art and Design in Venezuela in 2009. During this period she could combine her love for Art and the development of Interior Design projects in her country. After some time she moved to Barcelona in order to have new experiences and enhance her knowledge. In that time she served as an Interior Designer in Insight Interiorisme and, finally, in 2013 she obtained a Master Degree in Design Management accredited by the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia.
In 2014 she decided to make a big change and she started what she called a life/professional journey. This gave her the opportunity to live and work as an Interior Designer and Visual Artist in different countries around the world such as Andorra, Spain, Costa Rica, Brazil, and China. Now, with almost a decade of experience around the World focusing on residential, commercial and boutique interiors, she has developed an artistic eye for creating awe-inspiring surroundings. Besides, Katalina’s detail-oriented, client-focused approach makes her flexible and fun to work with.
Whether the project is new construction, remodel, or purely artistic and decorative, Katalina translates ideas into a unique, comfortable and functional design. She is also adept in finding creative ways to help budget-conscious clients design their dream spaces.
¨My main source of inspiration is beauty… the memories that make me excited or have marked my life in a positive way. It does not mean that I am unaware or unconcerned about what is happening around me, and the negative things that occur every day in the world. But I think that there are already a lot of negative echoes, I prefer to devote myself to repeat beautiful stories about eternal loves, about people who act in positive ways, about statements of love, or about happy things.
My work is characterized by being abstract with some semi-figurative details. I work especially with acrylic and water colour, often mixing both techniques to make the work more textured and dynamic between strokes and textures, resulting in transmitting more power and passion. The main characteristic that makes my work more attractive is the way I use the colour: the combinations and the contrast that they generate among themselves.¨
"Design is about understanding a problem or a goal and find the most appropriate solution by mixing beauty, comfort, efficiency, economy, and durability in unique ways keeping our eyes on the details and the balance on the big picture.
At Katalina Mavares Art&Deco we believe that beauty makes our life a bit better.
We believe that an space becomes yours when it's personalized. Your space should show off your tastes and personality, work with your lifestyle, and make you and your guests feel comfortable."
2019 · Breeze of Spring. OfficeStar. Suzhou, China.
2019 · Disturbance and Tranquillity. Luren Gallery. Suzhou, China.
2019 · Art in Office, OfficeStar Modern Media Plaza. Suzhou, China.
2018 · Love Letters. Suzhou Art Collective. Suzhou, China.
2017 · En Confianza. Lobby Kempinski Hotel. Suzhou, China.
2014 · Formas, colores y sueños. NatArt Gallery. Andorra la Vella, Andorra.
2013 · Formas, colores y sueños. Divina Pasta Art&Food. Barcelona, Spain.
2018 · MIX. Jiangsu Theatre. Jiangsu, China.
2015 · Collectivo PopUP. Arteria Gallery. Sao Paulo, Brasil.
2015 · Puro Design Hand Made. TeaKettle Art&Design. Sao Paulo, Brasil.
2009 · MIX Sentidos. San Francisco Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
2017 · Sustainable Love. Lobby Kempinski Hotel. Suzhou, China.
2018 · W Hotel. #connect2earth. Suzhou, China.
2018 · The Ilyn. Art&Fashion. Suzhou, China.
2018 · The Summit. Art Lantern Festival. Suzhou, China.
2018 · Suzhou Village. Art Sneakers. Suzhou, China.
2018 · Hyatt. Love the Planet Chistmas Eco-Bag. Suzhou, China.
2009 · Institute of Design of Caracas, Bachelor in Interior Design.
2013 · BAU – Escola Superior de Disseny, Master in Art&Design Management.