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The Bright Heads of Levi van Veluw

Visual ScienceBy Rebecca HorneJune 8, 2010 4:07 PM
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The first image in this gallery of images from Dutch artist Levi van Veluw shows the result of van Veluw covering his head with light-generating foil. Photographed in total darkness, the radiant bright blue light produced by this material defines the shape of his head. Van Veluw's photo series are self-portraits, created and photographed by himself in a completely solo process. The work simultaneously suggests visions of primitive and futuristic humankind, in the archetypal language of fairy tales.

Of his own work, Levi van Veluw writes: "The images that I make consist of often unlogical combinations of materials, patterns, colours, forms, with my head as the only constant factor. Each element is consciously chosen so as to affect a pre-determined transformation. By playing with the value of the each material and by using them for a purpose that was not originally intended for them, I construct within the image, in a very small way, a different perspective on the world."

All images courtesy Levi van Veluw

2-lander
Landscape IV, 2008

3-Adirondack
Landscape II, 2008

5-hills
Material transfers, Carpet, 2008

5-hills
Material transfers, Sterling wood, 2008

Material transfers, Sterling wood, 2008

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