The Collapse of Cohesion

Charcoal drawings

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This series of  large and  small drawings as well as 2 installations includes various elements from Van Veluw’s boyhood bedroom. Whereas the previous series incorporated themes of control, order and structure, in these works we witness the disintegration of these elements. Order turns into chaos. Visions of collapsing desks, falling cupboards and exploding cabinets mark the moment of disruption.

2014 | 73 x 51 cm
Hole of light | charcoal on paper
2014 | 73 x 51 cm

Human structures are affected by forces of nature such as gravity, water and wind and in this way realigned into a new, natural order of things. Although these works play on our fascination for destruction and need for disorder, they do possess an inherent compositional equilibrium. The physics of falling objects has a logic that is bound by rules. 

2014 | 73 x 51 cm
Structure II | charcoal on paper
2014 | 73 x 51 cm

Each image has been carefully composed by Van Veluw in preliminary drawing studies. The placement of each element was not left to coincidence but was a preconceived choice of the artist.

Exhibition walkthrough video