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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 //email@example.com // Open: wed – sat, 12.00 – 18.00
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Paul Fryer lives and works in London, England. He studied art briefly at the Leeds College Of Art in the 1980s but never did a degree in the subject, electing instead to be an electropop singer, and then to graduate as a transvestite DJ. In the early 90′s he was instrumental in the creation of the widely acclaimed Art-based clubs The Kit Cat Club and Vague, also in Leeds where, for reasons that are not entirely clear, he stayed until 1996.
Since moving to London he has designed books and other printed material for several artists, fashion houses and record labels as well as working as technical consultant for several contemporary artists. During this period he wrote a book of poetry, Don’t Be So…, which was illustrated by Damien Hirst and published by Trolley Books in 2001.
He recently left the Italian house Fendi after 5 years as musical director. His critically acclaimed multimedia show Electronic Elvis was successfully performed at several London venues in 2003 & 2005 and was released on vinyl in 2005.
He has shown at various shows and galleries including Lead By The Nose, Livestock Market, 1996; The Quick And The Dead, Leeds City Art Gallery, 1998; Sleight of Hand, Transposition, Curtain Rd 1999; 2001 A Space Oddity, James Birch, A22 Gallery 2001; The Courtauld Collection Show 2002; The BBC4 Launch, Old Saatchi Gallery, 2002; The Ark, T1+2, 2005; New Gothic, Tate Britain February 2006.
His solo shows so far include: Carpe Noctum, Trolley Gallery, 2005; Petit Mal, Masonic Temple (in association with Kirsty Stubbs Gallery), 2006; Radiations, Julius Werner Berlin, 2006.
His current solo show is Potential & Ground
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