The wooden blocks are made by Levi and glued on the wall one by one. The works suggest a narrative world behind the abstract portraits. Portrayed in one piece is a desk, a table lamp and a bookcase. The edge of the table is burned by Levi van Veluw as he had an obsession for fire.
Looking at his previous work, such as the Landscape Series, I definitely see his signature of his formal approach to self-portraiture. His work remains fascinating due to his use of unaffected materials, patterns and textures on objects and people. The installations will be exhibited in the Ron Mandos gallery in Amsterdam.
Written by Guest Blogger Seema Sharma
Dutch artist Levi van Veluw created 3 rooms covered with more then 30.000 wooden blocks, balls and slats. In these life-size installation he draws memories from his boyhood bedroom, where he spent many solitary hours between the ages of 8 and 14. All of these objects including every inch of the floor, walls and ceiling are covered in the same material: 14.000 4 cm2 dark brown wooden blocks.
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