Origin of the Beginning
Edition: Bindwijze genaaid gebonden
Levi van Veluw
Size: 24 x 32
Author(s): Levi van Veluw
Price: € 69,-
We are excited to announce Dutch artist Levi van Veluw’s first official publication.
Origin of the Beginning offers an overview of all photographs, drawings, installations, sculptures and videos produced by Levi van Veluw from 2006 till 2013. This very extraordinary book is an artwork in itself. Besides beautiful artwork reproductions, the publication contains a special handmade wooden block, which has been placed inside a cut out square hole that perforates the book. Visible from the front cover throughout the whole publication, this wooden element refers to a number of van Veluw’s art works and can be considered an essential base element by which his work is built up.
This large format book is made from dark brown fibred cardboard with embossed characters printed on high quality 150 g/m² paper and includes specially fold-up pages.
Levi van Veluw is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in the Netherlands. Since graduating from the Artez Art School in Arnhem, van Veluw has enjoyed a remarkable amount of successes in a short period of time. His work has been showcased in many different locations across Europe and the United States, including exhibitions at the American Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Maison Particulière (BE) and the Bromer Art Collection (CH). He has earned a number of prestigious awards including the Photographer of the Year Award by the International Photo Awards, USA.
The series of work entitled Origin of the Beginning consists of photographs, drawings,installations,sculptures and videos in which the artist draws memories from his own childhood to thematically and narrative developing of his own brand of self-portraiture. These neatly structured works refer to his obsessive attempts to gain control of his life. The daily struggle to regulate this chaos is the central theme of this series and simultaneously van Veluw’s reality. His work is compelling, melancholic and above all visually stunning.