Levi van Veluw

Levi van Veluw is a young visual artist born in Hoevelaken, the Netherlands. He studied between 2003 and 2007 in the Artez School of Arts, Autonomous Arts, Arnhem. He has shown works in London, Stockholm, Chicago and Berlin, among other cities.

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. The work you see therefore is not a portrait, but an information-rich image of colour, form, texture, and content. The image contains the history of a short creative process, with the artist shifting between the entities of subject and object.

In the case of the series The Material Transfer, all works were 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. Levi van Veluw interrogates the attributes of daily life. Although it seems as if the actual material is the object of his observation, it is in fact their metaphoric use in daily life what interests him most: the signification people attach to the things that surround them.