Veneration: Drawings and Sculptures by Levi van Veluw

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A series of drawings and sculptures entitled Veneration by Amsterdam-based artist Levi van Veluw that examines the visual language used in religious contexts and creates an entirely new and singular religious dimension through the use of recognizable symbolisms. The core of the exhibition consists of a chapel, an asymmetrical structure constructed from vertical upright blocks with a mysterious deep blue hue. The installation plays with a variety of archetypal religious elements that exposes the viewer to a new faith of sorts.

In the ceiling, there is a large open hole. The hole creates a connection with the sky, builds a bridge between the earthly and the spiritual. A beam of light falls through the opening onto an altar that consists of a detailed network of grids, squares and openings. Strewn around the altar are tiny crumbled fragments of blue stone, suggesting an unknown ritual of sorts whose function remains unexplained.

The exhibition also presents a series of drawings and sculptures that makes use of recognizable formal elements—static forms made up of successions of rhythmical repetitions reminiscent of relics that are used to magnify a non-existing higher purpose.

See more of Levi van Veluw’s work on Behance.

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