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Ludovic Boulard Le Fur

France 1981

Installation, Drawing, Wood Engraving

Ludovic Boulard Le Fur
Ludovic Boulard Le Fur
December 6, 2015

Ludovic Boulard Le Fur is a French multidisciplinary artist, whose artistic practices include drawing, lithography, and engraving. Born in 1981, Ludovic attended a visual communications school and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts de Paris (ENSBA), where he studied engraving and got familiar with silk-screen printing.

Ludovic’s Wood Carvings

Ludovic Boulard Le Fur - Histories Rustiques, 2013 - update
Ludovic Boulard Le Fur – Histories Rustiques, 2013

Le Fur started drawing at an early age. Speaking of his childhood and his experience with education system, Ludovic says “In classes, I was buried under my drawings, hiding. I hated school, I used to look out the window, at the gate that was separating us from the world out there. I hated the fact that they were not teaching us the basics, like how to make fire.”

Yeti King at Love group exhibition

Ludovic Boulard Le Fur - Yeti King, shown at the Love group exhibition, 2011
Ludovic Boulard Le Fur – Yeti King, shown at the Love group exhibition, 2011

Inspired by comics and superheroes, such as the ones from DC Comics, Marvel, and Les Crados, Ludovic creates works on paper, wood carvings, and installations. Filled with forms and signs, his works aim to abandon the banks of representation and give free rein to the raw and powerful language of drawing. Working with wood, he cuts forms, paints and draws on them, and finally assembles it to create one complete piece.

Le Fur’s Wooden Structures

Ludovic Boulard Le Fur - Le vif et l’inerte, 2014
Ludovic Boulard Le Fur – Le vif et l’inerte, 2014

Freed from their bright colors and carved directly into the wood, Ludovic Boulard Le Fur’s works on wooden structures evoke past times, ancient cults of objects and cave drawings.

Le Fur is currently teaching visual arts in a non-profit organization. He is represented by Galerie Celal, based in Paris.

Ludovic Boulard Le Fur lives and works in Paris.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Golden FieldChateau de Champdor, FranceGroup
2015Guardie ShowParis, BologneGroup
2015Einmal Ist Keinmal (une seule fois ne compte pas)Galerie Celal, Paris, FranceGroup
2015Underground, Revues alternativesCité internationale des Arts, ParisGroup
2014Les embruns du talusEspace Xavier Violet, La Tranche Sur Mer, FranceSolo
2014Ludovic Boulard Le FurGalerie des Tanneries, Nérac, FranceSolo
2014Accrochage 2014Galerie Celal. Paris, FranceGroup
2014Damnation Sauvage 2, Temple VengeanceMat Galerie, Montpellier, FranceGroup
2013TraquenardCOOP, Bidart, FranceSolo
2013Ludovic Boulard Le FurCentre d’art de Pollen, Monflanquin, FranceSolo
2013ExtensionsGalerie Celal, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Brûle Monsieur CarnavalCentre d’art Les Passerelles, Pontault-Combault, FranceGroup
2013Escape the LandscapeGalerie DogPig, TaïwanGroup
2013Urban BrainsGalerie Celal. Paris, FranceGroup
2013Suite Kimono, Exposition autour de SingeonGalerie Lazer Quest. Le Bloc. Paris, FranceGroup
2012Ludovic Boulard Le FurMusée Marzelles, Marmande, FranceSolo
2012A place near VahnaGalerie Stattberlin. Berlin, AllemagneGroup
201236 MountainsZagreb, CroatiaGroup
2012SpacejunkLyon et Montpellier, FranceGroup
2012GrotesqueGalerie Le Mat. Montpellier, FranceGroup
2012Stratos. Invitation par La Revue CollectionCentre d’art contemporain de Lacoux, FranceGroup
2011Frédéric MagazineGalerie Jean-Marc Thévenet. Paris, FranceGroup
2011RockGalerie Voskel, Paris, FranceGroup
2011Screenophrenia 1 et 2Art Galerie, Liège, BelgiqueGroup
2011Lucid dreamsInvitation de Mark Murphy, San Diego, USAGroup
2011Pink Poseidon 6ème editionGalerie Place Forte, Paris, FranceGroup
2011L’ivresse des cîmesGalerie Ra, Anvers, BelgiqueGroup
2011CHIC DESSINSCabinet de dessin contemporain, Paris , FranceGroup
2010Yeti-KingCollection particulière Xavier Cazard, Paris, FranceSolo
2010Kiosque imagesParis, FranceSolo
2010Vestiges et fétichesLa Maison Rouge, Paris, FranceSolo
2010Ludovic Boulard Le FurLoubard à l’Atelier Katalin, Paris, FranceSolo
2010Whatever they feelGalerie Wilkinson, Londres, AngleterreGroup
2010Rencontres6B, Saint-Denis, FranceGroup
2010Summer Group ShowFat Galerie, Paris, FranceGroup
2010Rue des promenadesL’USINE, Paris, FranceGroup
2010Est-ce ainsi que les hommes vivent ?Galerie Talmart, Paris, FranceGroup
2010Viral KabalPink Poseidon. Paris, FranceGroup
2009Parcours d’artistesPontault-combault, FranceGroup
2009Singuliers et SolitairesGalerie CROUS-Beaux-arts, Paris, FranceGroup
2008Jeune creationParis La villette, FranceGroup
2008GéantsDessins collectifs, ENSBA Paris, FranceGroup
2008Sur un fil de beauté, art singulierSaint Germain en Laye, FranceGroup
2006Embarquons-nousBretagne, FranceGroup
2006Vitrine Frédéric MagazineGalerie No Good Window, Paris, FranceGroup
2006Revue PolitiqueGalerie France Fiction, Paris, FranceGroup
2005The moth symposiumCanberra, AustralieGroup
2005VisageCanberra, AustralieGroup
20051-XGalerie droite de l’ENSBA. Paris, FranceGroup
2004Group ShowGalerie Passage d’encre, Martine Namy-Caulier, Paris, FranceGroup
2004Biennale de la gravure grand formatVenise, ItalieGroup