zup .. excelling at capturing large crowds as well as representing urban landscapes, the dazzling effect that this photographer/artist addresses is further than that of digital manipulation ..
Nha Trang Vietnam ’04
In the early 80’s Andreas Gursky(+) was a student of iconic photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher. By 2008, he held the world’s record for most expensive photograph sold at auction for just 2.7 million pounds –> link
Brazil Station ’05
A.G – analogies
”I compare my work to that of a writer. He writes from what he remembers and his different impressions..
Bergwerk Ost ’08
..in a way, a writer has the freedom to connect different thoughts, and this is the way I work with photography..
Kuwait Stock Exchange ’00
.. it is not a straight documentary but the details that are going together, they come from the real world and they exist.”
A.G – tendencies
”In former times, I had a long distance from what I was photographing and it didn’t matter if I was personally involved. But I think in the last years I have had a very strong relationship [with my subjects.] ..
..for example, with Formula 1, it took me four of five years to finish all the pictures, so I was really involved in the world.”
also worth mentioning , most of his photographs are large-scaled and seek patterns in real environments through perfection of the color contrast and the geometric lines /
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notice: |the expertise in -technique use-
|the incorporation of different elements into a scene
\..join the image journey below to those Mysterious.Adventures../
– gallery –
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Its true we are laying low for the moment so apologies to all FG addicts out there.
Press release: Ron Mandos Amsterdam is excited to announce thelatest solo exhibition of Levi van Veluw.We warmly welcome you to joinus at the opening reception of this eagerly anticipated show onSaturday the 21st of May from 5 to 7 pm, at which the artist
will be present.
Levi van Veluw will showcase new work from a series of new installations,photographs and videos in which he draws from his own childhoodmemories to thematically and narratively develop his own brand ofself-portraiture.
The artist has created 3 “rooms” covered withmore than 30.000 wooden blocks, balls and slats respectively.
(without any digital manipulation) Each“room” is executed as a life-size installation (4m x 2.5m x 2.5m) andwill be presented at the gallery together with photographs and videos. Portrayed in one piece is a desk, a table lamp, a bookcase. Theedge of the table is burned by Levi van Veluw as he had an obsessionfor fire. All of these objects including every inch of the floor, wallsand ceiling is covered in the same material: 14.000 16 cm2 dark brownwooden blocks. The blocks are made by the artist and glued on the wallone by one. The works suggest a narrative world behind the abstractportraits.
On the one hand these works present themselves as a continuation of vanVeluw’s formal approach to self-portraiture, with their preoccupationfor materiality, pattern and texture. Yet they are simultaneously verypersonal pieces. The repetitive structures seemingly express a ‘horrorvacui’ and recall van Veluw the youth and his obsessive attempts togain control on his life by gaining control of his surroundings. Dimlylight and dark in colour the overriding tone of these pieces areclaustrophobic and sombre, exuding a sense of loneliness. Themeticulous craftsmanship and high quality material with which everylast knock and cranny is covered, result in a series of works that arealso highly aesthetic.
These installations are inspired bydifferent aspects of van Veluw’s boyhood bedroom, where he spent manysolitary hours between the ages of 8 and 14: the Origin of theBeginning.Prinsengracht 282 // 1016 HJ Amsterdam // +31 20 3207036
www.ronmandos.nl //firstname.lastname@example.org // Open: wed – sat, 12.00 – 18.00
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