LUDO (interviewed) spent the last weekend putting up new series of pasteups around his hometown of Paris, titled Love and Riot. The work is strongly motivated by the current situation in France and some other parts of Europe where he feels extremist far right politicians and parties are gaining more and more popularity. This trend by him was first seen in Greece, Hungary, UK, The Netherlands, and lately in France. According to the artist, people are “choosing the option of non dialogue, direct violence, and are giving voices to despicable people”. With his new public pieces that show police batons rising from flowers and interweaving with nature, Ludo is calling for action by rephrasing Lennon’s phrase and stating “All you need is love and a riot.”

Discuss Ludo here.