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Levi van Veluw started making self-portraits at the art academy in Arnhem in 2004. The choice to use himself as a subject in his work was predominantly a practical one. Without needing anyone else to assist him, he was able to experiment freely and at length.

The works of this period were produced impulsively without any predetermined concept. Through the process of experimentation and analysis, certain basic formal characteristics that define Levi van Veluw’s self-portraiture are already brought to the fore: the angle from which the photograph is taken; the formal approach and the use of his own face and head, as well as the usage of common objects and materials.

The work does not aim to portray the artist himself, but rather to explore his formal features, the shape and contours of his head. Through the reinterpretation of the aforementioned elements, the artist creates a third new image with a powerful visual impact.

The finished work is not a portrait as such, but a formal arrangement characterised by colour, pattern, shape and texture. The image contains the history of a short creative process, in which the artist continuously shifts his position between subject and object.

The four photographs presented here are the final result of at least 30 different self-portrait explorations.

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02.05 to 07.09.2014 The exhibition The Force Of Nature offers a wide selection of works that have nature as their starting point or theme. The work shown was made in the Netherlands or by Dutch artists in the last three decades

5 - 7 June 2014 Galerie Ron Mandos will present 3 new films by Levi van Veluw at Loop Barcelona.
Being the first fair exclusively devoted to moving image, LOOP is the event to discover

‘Het landschap en de romantische verleiding’, curator Arno Kramer.
29.03.2014 – 01.06.2014. Opening: 29 March 2014 On show: Installation "Grid" and charcoal Drawings.

La Galerie Particulière: Anne-Lise Broyer, Audrey Casalis, Cesar del Valle, Ethan Murrow, Pierrick Naud, Levi van Veluw - 03.26.2014 - 03.30.2014, Opening 03.25.2014 on show: new charcoal drawings

Exhibition Walkthrough "The Collapse of Cohesion" Drawings and Installations made from pigmented wood.

Click here to see the walkthrough video 

Older work

Levi van Veluw started making self-portraits at the art academy in Arnhem in 2004. The choice to use himself as a subject in his work was predominantly a practical one. Without needing anyone else to assist him, he was able to experiment freely and at length.

The works of this period were produced impulsively without any predetermined concept. Through the process of experimentation and analysis, certain basic formal characteristics that define Levi van Veluw’s self-portraiture are already brought to the fore: the angle from which the photograph is taken; the formal approach and the use of his own face and head, as well as the usage of common objects and materials.

The work does not aim to portray the artist himself, but rather to explore his formal features, the shape and contours of his head. Through the reinterpretation of the aforementioned elements, the artist creates a third new image with a powerful visual impact.

The finished work is not a portrait as such, but a formal arrangement characterised by colour, pattern, shape and texture. The image contains the history of a short creative process, in which the artist continuously shifts his position between subject and object.

The four photographs presented here are the final result of at least 30 different self-portrait explorations.