The work of Levi van Veluw constitutes series of self-portraits, drawn and photographed by himself: a one-man-process. Past pieces have been termed ‘elemental transfers'; modifying the face as object; combining it with other stylistic elements to create a third visual object of great visual impact. The work created is therefore not a portrait, but an information-rich image of colour, form, texture, and content. The image contains the history of a short creative process, with the artist shifting between the entities of subject and object.
In his latest photographic series, the visibility of this creative process is reduced. Under the working title ‘Light', Van Veluw has covered his head with strokes of light generating foil. Photographed in total darkness, the highly radiant bright blue light produced by this material, allow it to stand out as an autonomous object. Forgotten are the features of Van Veluw´s face, only its shape remains discernable in the route that each stroke of light takes. Light becomes form and it stands free from any ‘original' subject. It is this ‘invisibility' of the production processes that creates the freedom in this image.
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 the States and China, earning him a number of prestigious awards that include the Photographer of the Year Award at the IPA International Photo Awards in the USA. Read Less