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  Levi van Veluw
   
 
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Landscapes
Light
Origin of the Beginning

 
Levi van Veluw (1985) lives and works in the Netherlands. He works on installations, photographs and videos in which he draws from his own childhood memories to thematically and narratively develop his own brand of self-portraiture.

Landscapes reinterprets the traditional landscape painting, removing plots of grass, clusters of trees, babbling brooks from their intimate 2 dimensional formats and transposing them onto the 3 dimensional contours of his own face. Thus a fresh twist is given to the obsession inherent in the romantic landscape of recreating the world and simultaneously being part of it. The romantic landscape and self-portrait genres are combined as a means of re-examination.

In Light (working title) Van Veluw covered his head with strokes of light generating foil. Photographed in total darkness, the highly radiant bright blue light produced by this material, allow it to stand out as an autonomous object. Forgotten are the features of Van Veluw’s face, only its shape remains discernable in the route that each stroke of light takes. Light becomes form and it stands free from any ‘original’ subject. It is this ‘invisibility’ of the production processes that creates the freedom in this image.

Origin of the Beginning (2011) The created 3 ‘rooms’ covered with more than 30.000 wooden blocks, balls and slats are executed as a life-size installations. Portrayed in one piece is a desk, a table lamp, a bookcase. The edge of the table is burned by Levi van Veluw as he had an obsession for fire. All of these objects including every inch of the floor, walls and ceiling is covered in the same material: 14.000 16 cm2 dark brown wooden blocks. The blocks are made by the artist and glued on the wall one by one. The works suggest a narrative world behind the abstract portraits.

Distributor
Unit CMA Agency www.unit.nl

Gallery
Ronmandos Gallery www.ronmandos.nl


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