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Levi van Veluw's Gravity-Defying Drawings

Illustration // Thursday, 25 Apr 2013
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Levi van Veluw is a highly acclaimed multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in the Netherlands. His massive, intenseley detailed charcoal drawings of objects in midair are uncomfortable visions of a world in flux. Geometric objects, balls and busted desks explode into space, and then are drawn in their landing positions on the floor. The heavily charcoaled spaces give off a dark, mysterious atmosphere. These drawings pull the viewer in at the same time as they repel the viewer, creating a feeling of anxiety similar to that of standing on a tall ledge. Though Veluw mostly makes installations, these drawings are wonderfully rendered and thought-provoking. 

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