Festival

Levi van Veluw – Family / Origin of the Beginning

Posted August 15th, 2013

Festival

Levi van Veluw - Family / Origin of the Beginning
Since having graduated from the Artez Art School in Arnhem the Netherlands, Levi van Veluw has enjoyed a remarkable amount of success in a short period of time, with his work being showcased in several different locations across Europe, China and the States, earning him a number of prestigious awards that include the Photographer of the Year Award at the IPA International Photo Awards in the USA.

On Air: Levi van Veluw

Levi van Veluw - Family Origin of the Beginning
The ikono On Air Festival is showing the film “Family / Origin of the Beginning” (2012) by Levi van Veluw. Depicted in this work is a room with 5 persons sitting at a table. These persons are Levi van Veluw and the members of his immediate family: his father, mother, brother and sister. As in certain earlier works, everything, including the whole interior space as well as all family members, is covered with thousands of dark brown wooden blocks.
At first sight, everyone seems to be sitting peacefully at the table, the picture of a perfect family unit. Yet this group of figures is positioned in an abstract environment, unrecognisable and therefore far removed from reality. The awkward silence, dark colours and claustrophobic atmosphere suggest uncomfortable underlying tensions and emotions. The endless repetition of wooden blocks again stands for Van Veluw’s attempts to gain control over his immediate environment, in this case his own position within the family structure.

Bio

Levi van Veluw - Family Origin of the Beginning
Veluw was born in the Dutch town of Hoevelaken in 1985 and studied at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. Since graduating in 2007, Levi van Veluw has produced multi-disciplinary works including photographs, videos, sculptures, installations and drawings. This varied body of work has been showcased in many different locations across Europe and the United States, earning him a number of nominations and awards.

On View

Levi van Veluw - Family Origin of the Beginning
Solo Exhibition: Levi van Veluw – “the Collapse of Cohesion”
7 Sept – 5 Oct 2013 at Galerie Ron Mandos, Prinsengracht 282 Amsterdam
Opening: Saturday 7 September From 17:00. More info over here!
Plus the launch (During the opening: 17:00) of Levi van Veluw’s first official publication ‘Origin of the Beginning’.

Links

- Homepage of Levi van Veluw: www.levivanveluw.com
- Levi van Veluw at Ronmandos: www.ronmandos.nl
- Levi van Veluw on Vimeo

Other Videos by Levi van Veluw

Levi van Veluw / landscape video, 2007

Levi van Veluw / Light I

Levi van Veluw – automata (2011)

Curator’s Special

Part of the curatorial selection by Blink Video