巴黎

I've been missing you

17 Jun - 29 Jul 2017

LUDO, Fruit of the Doom, Saint Marteen
LUDO, Anatomy of a Bee, New York, 2015
LUDO, work in progress at the Villa Molitor artist residency. Photo : Stephane Bisseuil
LUDO, work in progress at the Villa Molitor artist residency. Photo : Stephane Bisseuil
Swallow, 2017
Ludo
Swallow, 2017
Mine, charcoal, oil painting and aersol on canvas
142 X 87 cm
Power corruption and lies, 2017
Ludo
Power corruption and lies, 2017
Mine, charcoal, oil painting and aerosol on canvas
151.5 X 98
Swallow on roses, 2017
Ludo
Swallow on roses, 2017
Mine, charcoal, oil painting and aerosol on canvas
150 x 110 cm
Frame: 150 X 113 cm
Victory, 2017
Ludo
Victory, 2017
Mine, charcoal, oil painting, aerosol, sur toile
150 X 130 cm

LUDO has traveled the world and has made a name for his installations in New York, his monumental walls throughout the world and his institutional projects, in particular at the Power Station of Art Museum in Shanghai. As a protean artist, LUDO invites us for a journey through his multi-faceted works. A photographer, painter and genius drawer, he is also fascinated by sculpturing which allows him to give life in three dimensions to the creatures of his imagination. In this exhibition LUDO also presents an installation made up of an army of fireflies whose phosphorescent light dazzles and envelops while letting emerge a certain question about the relation of man to technology.

LUDO transforms butterflies, bees, crows or vegetables into technological-organic motifs. In an interview with Sophie Pujas (Le Point) in 2015, he already explained "I use my own weapons to talk about what interests me. What I like is nature mixed with chaos, mechanics, robotics ... It comes to me from my influences: I like the universe of chrome, but also curves, bodies, insects - And the Cronenberg films, where there is all that. A bunch of radish is transformed into clusters of syringes, a bee wears a gas mask; Human skulls gather together to form a bunch of grapes ... traced with the precision of botanical illustrations in the largest formats as on miniature drawings, these hybrids emerging from the artist's imagination are as elegant as they are ferocious.