Interview met Levi van Veluw
Op de website van Residence verscheen deze week een interview met Levi van Veluw. Auteur Roel Janssen sprak de kunstenaar in zijn atelier op het HEM-terrein in Zaandam over het belang van kleur. Lees het hele interview hier, of via de link hieronder.
‘Mijn portretten, waarbij ik mezelf als basis gebruikte om sculpturale werken te maken, werden snel populair. Daar moest ik tegenin gaan, omdat je als jonge kunstenaar snel wordt getypecast. Ik ben gaan tekenen en zo heeft mijn oeuvre zich ontwikkeld tot een gevarieerde stijl. De laatste tijd maak ik sculpturale kunstwerken van klei.’ – Levi van VeluwLees Hier
ABOUT Levi van Veluw
Levi van Veluw was born in 1985, in Hoevelaken, The Netherlands
He lives and works near Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Levi van Veluw is a multi-disciplinary artist creating photographs, videos, sculptures, installations and drawings. His 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.
The artist first became known in 2008 with his solo exhibition Landscapes at Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam. This coincided with him being awarded the International Photo Award in New York for the photo series “Ballpoints”, and the selection of one of his video works for the Whitstable Biennale UK.
In 2010, the work of the artist was showcased in a series of major museum exhibitions, including the exhibition “Dead or Alive” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem and Ars Electronica in Linz.
2013 saw the publication of the book “Origin of the Beginning”. This singular book is a work of art in itself, published in an edition of 1000 hand-signed copies. The book, which is widespread among collectors and enthusiasts, provides an overview of the artist’s work from 2006 to 2013, a rich oeuvre that includes photographs, drawings, installations, sculptures and videos.
The work of Levi Veluw has been exhibited internationally in leading museums and institutions, and is included in both public and private collections, such as the Borusan Collection, Istanbul; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; Museum MORE, Gorssel; the KPMG Art Collection, Amstelveen; the Ekard Collection, Wassenaar; the Lakeside Collection, Rotterdam, and Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection. In addition to his work in his individual practice, Levi van Veluw has also worked on commissions for private clients. In this way, he has collaborated, in 2012, with curator Marc Coetzee on the film “Family” in the frame of the “Films4peace” project. In 2014, van Veluw created for Hermès a life-sized site-specific installation for one of their main windows in Shanghai. Van Veluw’s works have also been widely shown at international art fairs such as, among others, The Armory Show New York, Art Brussels, Volta Basel, Unseen Amsterdam and the Barcelona Loop Fair Barcelona.