Thursday, January 7, 2010
We view art to explore and question the aesthetics and their meaning. This is a great example to study. Levi Van Veluw crafted these interesting series of self-portraits by using his face as a canvas, then photographed himself. It began as an experiment with different mediums which developed into a concept. Levi quoted, "The expressionless, and almost universal face, allows the viewer to project himself onto the work." Although this series is not about self-portrait but the study of materials, colors and textures, using his body as an object for his self expression and to invoke thought and reaction from the viewers.