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Previews: Ludo – “The Ten Commitments” @ The Garage

Ludovic Vernhet aka Ludo (interviewed) will be opening a solo and a pop-up tattoo parlour on October 13th (and run until the 15th) at The Garage in Amsterdam. Featuring 10 original artworks & 10 tattoos, The Ten Commitments will be French artist’s second show with the gallery since his last exhibition there in 2011 (covered). Known for his nature and technology hybrids, the Paris-based artist is taking the symbol of the rose as the central emblem for this body of work. Applying it into iconic imagery and modifying it into different shapes in […]

Previews: Ludo – “I’ve Been Missing You” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

On June 17th, Ludo (interviewed) will be opening a new show at the Paris location of Magda Danysz. The prolific street artists is often on the road so this exhibition entitled I’ve Been Missing You reflects his feelings for his hometown. Along with pieces featuring his distinctive “Nature’s Revenge” theme as well as signature green tint, this show will also feature an an installation made up of an army of fireflies whose phosphorescent light dazzles and envelops while questioning the relationship between men and technology. Discuss LUDO here.

Basel Week Miami ’16: Juxtapoz Clubhouse

One of the venues jam-packed with goodness during Basel Week Miami was the Juxtapoz Clubhouse, a special project in conjunction between the magazine and Mana Urban Arts Project. The immersive artist retreat and exhibition space in the Wynwood District features collaborations with different artists, galleries and creatives. Encompassing two large spaces with all exclusive art on view, the event will run until December 4th. Included is a popup show by Jonathan LeVine Gallery, a pop-up store by Detroit-based printers 1xRun, the Whole Glory event from Scott Campbell and MILK Studios, a large mural by […]

Releases: Ludo “Victory” lithography

Coinciding with having his work as a part of  Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s A Conversation Between Friends (covered) at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse during Basel Week Miami, Ludo (interviewed) just announced his upcoming print release. Scheduled for Wednesday, November 30th, at 6pm (Parisian time, GMT+1) via his website EnjoyTheViolence.com, Victory is actually one of his works featured in the show. The image depicts the infamous Winged Victory of Samothrac or Nike of Samothrace upgraded with a recognizable twist by the French artist. His version of the iconic marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), has […]

Streets: Ludo (China)

After a series of public interventions the last few years in China, Ludo returned once again to Far East to work on more pieces for his Ephemera project. This time, he is collaborating with non-profit organization called Tencent Foundation and its major media company Tencent QQ. This collection of work on the streets started back in October 2014 as part of the French artist’s personal research and interest rundown and neglected areas of the country. After traveling around the the Asian county and getting it to know it better, the project reached a […]

Releases: Ludo – “Palynology” Print

We just received some interesting news from Ludo (interviewed) about the launch of his online store and a new edition release. On April 20th at 6pm Paris Time (CET), he will be releasing his new hand finished screen print Palynology or Police Bee through EnjoyTheViolence.com. The image that was first introduced as a large wall piece in Katowice, Poland in 2012 was inspired by the actual use of bees by the police, more precisely, the study of the pollen for special investigations. In his signature style, Ludo’s […]

Streets: World Roundup (Jan 19 – Feb 20)

It’s time we do another summary of public art from around the globe with another Street World Roundup feature. Leading things off is an impressive new anamorphic mural from eL Seed that covers almost 50 buildings in the neighborhood of Manshiyat Nasr in Cairo, Egypt. Entitled Perception, the piece from the Tunisian artist tries to clear up some of the misconceptions about the Coptic community of Zaraeeb – read more about the project here. Other notable murals come from Bik Ismo – Puerto Rico, Retna […]

Previews: Ludovic Vernhet (Ludo) – “Duality” @ Castor Gallery

Almost three months after participating in one of Castor Gallery’s group show and releasing a limited edition print with them, Ludovic Vernhet aka Ludo (interviewed) is back in NYC for his solo with the gallery. Titled Duality, the show features new canvas and sculptural works focused on artist’s eternal inspiration source – the duality of life. Taking the Renaissance still life portrait as his basic composition ideal, he created new works that combine natural elements along with man-made, mechanical, and often weaponized parts. Using a slightly different process for this […]

Recap: Ludo x Rero Installation (Bogota)

French artists and studio mates, Ludo and Rero, were recently visiting Colombia during the ArtBo Artfair week in Bogota. They were invited to create a collaborative installation at a 500 year old historical site where they incorporated their work into a colonial patio. Inspired by Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts, Don Miguel Ruiz, and the famous the Toltec guides to personal freedom known as The Four Agreements, the work was separated into four independent sections. Following the architecture of the location, each wall represents a reflection or reinterpretation of the aforementioned beliefs […]

Streets / Releases: Ludo (New York)

Ludo (interviewed) is currently in NYC working with the brand new printing company NYC editions. Invited in town to participate in their upcoming show opening on August 15th at Castor Gallery, as well as produce a new hand finished limited edition print with them, the French artist also took the opportunity to create some public works in the city as well. The show Metropolis will be featuring original works by Ludo, Miss Bugs, Bast, Cleon Peterson, Futura , Herr Nilson, QBic, Ellanah Sadkin, Adam Dare, Cash4, Snik, Hellbent, Yarrow Slaps, […]
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