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Levi Van Veluw at Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Interna, Photography by Suzanne on February 6th, 2009 | BBC Wikipedia

Hair by Levi van Veluw, 2007 - click for details/larger view

Every once in a while, I get nice mail from inspiring folks. The other day, the great Levi van Veluw wrote in a very short and Dutch manner:

"Want to let you know that  I will present new work at Art Rotterdam.

Including a large fiberglass sculpture (2,5 meter).

I hope you have time to visit the exhibition."

Of course I neither have time nor money to go visit, Levi, but I'll introduce your work to my beloved readers - in Holland and all over this glorious interweb.

Blocks (left) and Carpet (right) by Levi van Veluw, 2007 - click for details/larger view

Hoevelaken-born Levi van Veluw has a somewhat unhealthy artistic obsession with his face.

But maybe we'd all paint, plaster and glue stuff on our faces if we'd look like Patrick Bateman. Hell, I definitely would do such incredible naughtiness to my own face!

From ballpoint pens to felt and hair, Levi has decorated and adorned his angelic face in the most exquisite microcosmic manner and documented the process in ever so minute and tidy semi-profile photographs.

Natural transfer II (left) and Landscape I (right) by Levi van Veluw, 2007 - click for details/larger view

His work is proof that the human body is indeed the most exciting canvas and we look forward to seeing ever more facescapes develop on Levi's skin.

So if you, gentle reader, happen to be in Rotterdam right now, don't miss seeing some of his new works at Art Rotterdam. Details below.

Gravel by Levi van Veluw, 2007 - click for details/larger view

On show: February 5 - 8, 2009

Address: Cruise Terminal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands | Directions

Hours: Thu - Fri: 1 - 6 PM, Sat - Sun: 11 AM - 7 PM

Admission fee: € 15 | € 12,50 after 5 PM

Artist's website

In other most urgent news, it's my birthday soon - my thirtieth, nonetheless - and yes, you may indeed buy me presents again because you love me:

Etsy wishlist

Amazon wishlist UK

Amazon wishlist US

I still haven't received that iPhone you promised me for Christmas, nor world peace, for what it's worth.

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5 comments to " Levi Van Veluw at Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands "

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    julia says:

    Do you have a gorey details birthday wish list?

    February 9th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Awww... thank you so much for asking, Julia. The problem is that I love almost everything gorey, so it's really hard to select specific items. I'd definitely put some of the changing haunted children's portraits at the top of my list though.

    Anyways, how are things down at your end, Julia?

    February 13th, 2009 at 1:33 am

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    Vanwall says:

    Well, I suppose the timing is felicitous. I'll say it's a birthday gift, so keep an eye open for a boz.

    February 13th, 2009 at 5:47 am

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    Vanwall says:

    I mean a box. Oopsie.

    February 13th, 2009 at 5:48 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Ooooooh... I sure will. Thank you so, so much for your incredible generosity in advance and have a lovely ValDay! x

    February 14th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

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