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Origin of the Beginning is a series of installations, photographs and videos in which Levi van Veluw draws from his own childhood memories to thematically and narratively develop his oeuvre of self-portraits.

Three rooms are covered with tens of thousands of wooden blocks, balls and wooden slats. Each room is constructed as a life-size installation and is reworked in photographs and videos without the use of digital manipulation.

Portrayed in one piece are a desk, a table lamp and a bookcase. The edge of the table is charred and in the video version we see Van Veluw himself, covered from head to toe in wooden blocks, holding a lighter to this piece of furniture.

The works suggest a narrative world behind the portraits. On the one hand these works are a continuation of Van Veluw’s formal approach to self-portraiture, with their preoccupation for materiality, pattern and texture. Yet, at the same time, they are highly personal pieces as well. The repetitive structures seemingly express a ‘horror vacui’ and recall Van Veluw’s youth and his obsessive attempts to gain control over his life by controlling his surroundings. Dimly lit and dark in colour, the overriding tone of these pieces is claustrophobic and sombre, exuding a sense of loneliness.

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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 

Origin of the Beginning

Origin of the Beginning is a series of installations, photographs and videos in which Levi van Veluw draws from his own childhood memories to thematically and narratively develop his oeuvre of self-portraits.

Three rooms are covered with tens of thousands of wooden blocks, balls and wooden slats. Each room is constructed as a life-size installation and is reworked in photographs and videos without the use of digital manipulation.

Portrayed in one piece are a desk, a table lamp and a bookcase. The edge of the table is charred and in the video version we see Van Veluw himself, covered from head to toe in wooden blocks, holding a lighter to this piece of furniture.

The works suggest a narrative world behind the portraits. On the one hand these works are a continuation of Van Veluw’s formal approach to self-portraiture, with their preoccupation for materiality, pattern and texture. Yet, at the same time, they are highly personal pieces as well. The repetitive structures seemingly express a ‘horror vacui’ and recall Van Veluw’s youth and his obsessive attempts to gain control over his life by controlling his surroundings. Dimly lit and dark in colour, the overriding tone of these pieces is claustrophobic and sombre, exuding a sense of loneliness.

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