Niels Kiené, also known as Salventius, is a Dutch artist who creates one-line portraits using techniques such as light painting, photography, sculpting, and 3D printing. 

His works are characterized by a striking consciousness of the drawing gesture: one single line joins emotions, eyebrows, societies, and personalities in a neverending vibrating creative effort. No guidelines, no sketches, just a direct and incredible quick connection between mind and paper, emotions and hand: he calls it momentalism.

His Instagram account ↗︎ features dozens (if not hundreds) of timelapses and videos showing his artistic process, unfiltered and uncut: we can witness the raw simplicity and continuous flow characterizing his production, while intriguing captions give a glimpse of his creative thoughts and technique.

 


© Works and video by Salventius — salventius.com↗︎

Salventius, "Flickering facts" 70x100cm, acryl on 200 gsm paper.