Thursday, 7 January 2010

Levi van Veluw

Toys


Colors


Tape


Lines


Hair

Giving familiar elements such as a ballpoint-line a new context results in a confusing conflict between the objects normal associations and the new values given it in this new context.

Natural Transfer II


Natural Transfer I


Light II


Light I

In this photographic series, the visibility of this creative process is reduced. Under the working title ‘Light', Van Veluw has 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.


Landscape I

This 4-piece series 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.


Material Transfers - Gravel

Material Transfers - Carpet

The Material Transfer series were all completed and photographed within a time frame of 24 hours and without any digital manipulation. Giving familiar elements such as cheap carpet, pebble stones and sterling wood a new context results in a confusing conflict between the objects normal associations and the new values assigned to it in the works.

Veneer II

Levi van Veluw´s
photo series are all self-portraits, drawn and photographed by himself: a one-man-process. His works constitute elemental transfers – modifying the face as object – combining it with other stylistic elements to create a third visual object with a large visual impact. His work amounts to small researches into the valuations we assign to the things around us and the associations they engender in this way. Although these underlying reasons are not immediately apparent in the work, a very specific unsettling reaction is invoked in the viewer.

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