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This series of large and small drawings as well as 2 installations includes various elements from Van Veluw’s boyhood bedroom. Whereas the previo… Read More
This series of large and small drawings as well as 2 installations includes various elements from Van Veluw’s boyhood bedroom. Whereas the previous series incorporated themes of control, order and structure, in these works we witness the disintegration of these elements. Order turns into chaos. Visions of collapsing desks, falling cupboards and exploding cabinets mark the moment of disruption. Human structures are affected by forces of nature such as gravity, water and wind and in this way realigned into a new, natural order of things. Although these works play on our fascination for destruction and need for disorder, they do possess an inherent compositional equilibrium. The physics of falling objects has a logic that is bound by rules. Each image has been carefully composed by Van Veluw in preliminary drawing studies. The placement of each element was not left to coincidence but was a preconceived choice of the artist. Read Less
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Levi van Veluw, The collapse of cohesion, Expanding, 2014, charcoal on paper, 73 x 51cm
Levi van Veluw, The collapse of cohesion, Structure II, 2014, charcoal on paper, 73 x 51cm
Levi van Veluw, The collapse of cohesion, Room III, 2014, charcoal on paper, 73 x 51cm
Levi van Veluw, The collapse of cohesion, Hole of light, 2014, charcoal on paper, 73 x 51cm
Levi van Veluw, The collapse of cohesion, Falimy table III, 2014, charcoal on paper, 73 x 51cm
This series of  large and small drawings as well as 2 installations includes various elements from Van Veluw’s boyhood bedroom. Whereas the previous series incorporated themes of control, order and structure, in these works we witness the disintegration of these elements. Order turns into chaos. Visions of collapsing desks, falling cupboards and exploding cabinets mark the moment of disruption. Human structures are affected by forces of nature such as gravity, water and wind and in this way realigned into a new, natural order of things.
 
Although these works play on our fascination for destruction and need for disorder, they do possess an inherent compositional equilibrium. The physics of falling objects has a logic that is bound by rules. Each image has been carefully composed by Van Veluw in preliminary drawing studies. The placement of each element was not left to coincidence but was a preconceived choice of the artist.