This four-piece series reinterprets the traditional landscape painting. Plots of land, clusters of trees and babbling brooks are removed from their intimate two-dimensional format and transposed onto the three-dimensional contours of the artist’s own face. A fresh and surreal twist is given to romantic landscape painting’s obsession of recreating the world while simultaneously also being part of it. In this way the romantic landscape genre is re-examined from the perspective of self-portraiture. The series consists of four photographs and one short experimental video.
Levi van Veluw is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in the Netherlands. Perhaps, you have recently encountered his work featured in the pages of Wired Magazine. His work consists of photography, installations and video works. Since having graduated from the Artez Art School in Arnhem the Netherlands, van Veluw has enjoyed a remarkable amount of success in a short period of time. His work has been showcased in several different locations across Europe and the United States including the recent exhibitions “Dead or Alive” at the American Museum of Arts and Design (2010, NYC) and at the Armory Show (2011, NYC). He has earned a number of prestigious awards including the Photographer of the Year by the International Photo Awards, USA.
Artist website: levivanveluw.com