Andre Veloux

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"EC - Untitled 20"

"EC - Untitled 20"

Lego on panel 16" x 20 inches - Ed. of 3 (1 left)

"EC  20" detail

"EC 20" detail

"EC - Untitled 18"

"EC - Untitled 18"

Lego on panel 16"x20 inches - Ed. of 3 $800 - (1 Left)

"Dress Code"

"Dress Code"

30"x24" Lego brick, tile, plate and slope $old

"Untitled (#15)"

"Untitled (#15)"

Lego 24"x48" 2019 $old

"EC - Untitled 16"

"EC - Untitled 16"

Lego 16"x16" 2019 Ed 3 - 2 AP 1 A/P left

"EC - Untitled 16" - detail

"EC - Untitled 16" - detail

"EC Untitled 17"

"EC Untitled 17"

Lego 16"x16" 2019 ED 3 - 2 AP

"The Red and the Black"

"The Red and the Black"

20"x20" Lego brick, tile and plate $old

"Lets Do This"

"Lets Do This"

30"x24" Lego brick, tile, plate and slope $old

"Material Girl"

"Material Girl"

30"x30" Lego brick, tile plate and slope $old

Andre Veloux

 

Pop artist Andre Veloux's unique and captivating work is inspired by social change. His vibrant art combines two and three-dimensional elements that capture the imagination. Driven by social significance, much of his work is part of his multi-faceted gender equality project, Building Blocks of Change. His Appearance works, depicting aspects of mostly women's styles of dress and appearance, they defend the right to present one's self freely. These works appeal to men and women equally, but often for different reasons. The thoughts and feelings that are raised by the works when they are seen or touched is undoubtedly revealing of the way modern women are treated for what they choose to wear.

His portrait works are striking, particularly those of female icons. Ranging from his own teenage daughter to Jane Fonda and Lady Gaga, the subjects are strong, self-motivated women. While some of these women have reached iconic status for their work and influence, all are agents of change in society. Alongside this are his composite portrait images, mixing up hair, eyes and eyebrows, lips and face shape into one image, which pass comment on the constant demands on women to continually rebuild and renew how they present themselves.

All of Veloux's works are made from Lego bricks. With a background in maths, computing and web design, Veloux decided to search for a medium that would best make use of his digital skills, and enable him to produce a physical, tactile artwork with a message. A native of Great Britain, he currently resides in Princeton, NJ with his wife and daughter.
 

Andre Veloux, a British, feminist artist expressing social commentary on gender, gender equality, women's rights, and women's empowerment through Lego bricks, creates captivating two and three-dimensional wall hanging artworks, as well as performance and video work.

 

He has shown at galleries across the country including Scope Art Miami, and is represented by the Krause Gallery, New York City since 2016. He also produces live art events involving the public, most recently a collaboration with Princeton University. His feminist work is defined artistically within the parameters of modern feminism. Which is standing up for women and their rights. Standing against the patriarchal society and its male entitlement which cause discrimination, oppression and violence against women. His work which is created entirely from Lego is in private collections worldwide and has been installed in public spaces as well as many group shows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andre Veloux artworks explore gender, women’s rights and consent issues using the medium of Lego bricks.
Andre’s works include 2 dimensional striated and soft-palette imagery with subtle messaging, alongside 3 dimensional portrait works and series such as “Freedom Without Judgment''. The latter references pop art, depicting bold images built from pixels and leverages the 3 dimensional opportunity coming from his medium. These bold images comment on beauty, fashion choices, and societal pressures inflicted on young women. Another theme which Andre calls “Anti-portraits” depicts a series of female figures showing their backs, emphasizing their
vulnerability to ‘the male gaze’.
Andre values live settings for audiences to interact intimately with each other and his artwork.
His “Pause” collaboration with Princeton University took place in February 2019 and interacting with the public and in particular young adults remain a target audience for Andre going forward.


Exhibitions:

Performance
2019 • Strawberry • Communiversity • Princeton, NJ
2019 • The Pause: Enthusiastic Consent Live • Princeton University • Princeton, NJ
Individual
2019 • Deluxe • Krause Gallery • New York, NY
2018 • Veloux//Combe • Krause Gallery • New York, NY
2017 • The Mask of Femininity • Princeton Public Library • Princeton, NJ
2016 • Blurring the Lines • Krause Gallery • New York, NY
Selected Collective
2021 • Deconstructing Reconstruction • Brooklyn Collective curated Sozo Gallery • Charlotte, NC
2021 • Walk-bye • Jersey City Public Library • Jersey City, NJ
2021 • Frontline Workers Exhibit • Brooklyn Collective • Charlotte, NC
2020 • Princeton Environmental Film Festival • Princeton Public Library • Princeton, NJ
2020 • I Clap For • iclapfor.com • public projection on multiple venues globally
2020 • Who Are You • Sebastopol Center for the Arts • Sebastopol, CA
2020 • 11, Anniversary Group Show • Parlor Gallery • Asbury Park, NJ
2018 • Affordable Art Fair New York City • Krause Gallery • New York, NY
2017 • SCOPE Art Fair with Fort Works Art • Miami, FL
2017 • New Pop curated by The Tax Collection • Fort Works Art • Fort Worth, TX
2017 • Art of Engagement • Touchstone Gallery • Washington, DC
2017 • Affordable Art Fair New York City • Krause Gallery • New York, NY
2017 • #28 Grams • Fort Works Art • Fort Worth, TX
2016 • Art as Politics • Touchstone Gallery • Washington, DC
Awards & Honors
2020 • Sebastopol Center for the Arts Who Are You juried exhibition • Sebastopol, CA
2018 • Johnson Park Elementary School Artist in residence • Princeton, NJ
2017 • Princeton Public Library Artist in residence • Princeton, NJ
Related Professional Work
2020 - Present • Art Against Racism Organising Committee member • Princeton, NJ
2019 - Present • Velouminous Podcast host • Princeton, NJ
2017 - Present • Womanspace Advisory Council member • Princeton, NJ
2017 - Present • Womanspace Domestic Violence Responder • Princeton, NJ
Selected Media Highlights
2021 • Princeton Pecha • Princeton Arts Council
2020 • Aspire Design & Home Print magazine, Winter Edition
2020 • Irridescent Women Podcast • Male Feminism Redefined
2019 • Artist Interview, Feminine Collective • An Interview with Andre Veloux
2019 • Master Craft, Insider Art • Creating Portraits Using Thousands Of Lego Bricks
2018 • Feature • Create Magazine
2016 • Blank Canvas, Little Things TV • How To Make AMAZING LEGO ART!
2016 • Widewalls • Andre Veloux
Other Video Work
2021 • Untitled from Enthusiastic Consent • NFT Auction via Seen.Haus
2020 • Greta Thunberg Timelapse • Princeton Environmental Film Festival • Princeton, NJ
2019 • The Pause: Enthusiastic Consent Live • Princeton University • Princeton, NJ

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