Ludo, photo © Jaime Rojo (detail)

Ludo /   Unknown

France 1975

Street Art, Wheat Pasting, Illustration

March 17, 2014

Ludo is a Paris-born street artist working primary in the wheat-pasting technique. The artist is best known for his Nature’s Revenge series, in which he connects the world of plants and animals with our technological universe and “quest for modernism”. It speaks about what surrounds us, what affects us and tries to highlight some kind of humility.

Drawn with the precision of botanical illustrations, Ludo’s new order of hybrid organisms is both elegant and fierce. Armoured vehicles spawn stag beetle horns; carnivorous plants bare rows of hunting-knife teeth; bees hover, hidden behind gas masks and goggles; automatic weapons crown the head of sunflowers; human skulls cluster together like grapes.

The artist is best known for his socially conscious Nature’s Revenge series

Ludo - Greed Is The New Color - Paris, 2011
Ludo – Greed Is The New Color – Paris, 2011

Ludo’s work aspires to jolt us out of a longstanding collective denial: despite repeated natural disasters, we refuse to acknowledge our own fragile state. In his own words, “Humanity’s reign on this planet is a dangerous and fleeting illusion.”

Ludo continues to live and work mostly in Paris.

Featured image: Ludo, photo © Jaime Rojo (detail)

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Fly me to the moon Magda Danysz Gallery, ShanghaiSolo
2014Fruit of the DoomJonathan Levine Gallery, NY, USASolo
2013Destructionis Hostis VespaWhite Walls, San Francisco, USASolo
2013État Des Lieux 2013Galerie du Jour Agnès b.Group
201310 Years of Wooster CollectiveJonathan Levine Gallery, NY, USAGroup
2013Ex SituCentre Pompidou, Paris, FRGroup
2012Le Punk FrançaisMoniker Art Fair, London, UKSolo
2012Metal MilitiaGalerie Itinerrance, Paris, FRSolo
2012Nature’s RevengeWunderkammern, Rome, ITSolo
2012Au-delà du street artMusée de La Poste, Paris, FRGroup
2012Vues sur mursCentre de la Gravure, La Louvière, BEGroup
2012L.A. Freewalls InsideLALA Gallery,Los Angeles, USAGroup
2011Super DiscountThe Garage, Amsterdam, NLSolo
2011MetamorphosisHigh Roller Society, London, UKSolo
2011La Belle VieStarkart Gallery, Zurich, CHSolo
2011Walls and FramesPictures on Walls, London, UKGroup
2011WallflowersCarhartt Gallery, Weil Am Rhein, DEGroup
2011Street Art Saved My LifeC.A.V.E. Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2010Ephemeral BeautyGallery Heist, San Francisco, USAGroup
2010Press And ReleaseHigh Roller Society, London, UKGroup
2010Le M.U.R.Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, FRGroup
2009Vanités ModernesStudio 55, Paris, FRGroup