Ilk /   Ludovilk Myers

France 1993

Graffiti, Illustration

Ludovilk Myers
December 6, 2015
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Ilk is a French contemporary artist born in 1993. He is known for his eclecticism that includes illustrations, graffiti and graphic design.

Artwork by Ilk

Ilk - Dark party - Mad Max road fury - No easy way out
Ilk – Dark party / Mad Max road fury / No easy way out

Discovered graffiti at 16, Ilk grew up in suburbs and around many different cultures which helped developing real eclecticism. He learned about Metal music at 10, played with film cameras at 11, and started playing with Magic cards at 12, so there was some sort of battle between geek culture and street culture. Music inspired his first drawings. Journey in the area of graffiti was unplanned, it just happened. At one night he came across a graffiti artist, and stayed to speak with him, so in the next night he went out and did the same thing.

Artwork by Ilk

Ilk - Teal abyss - 84 Paris - Flowers
Ilk – Teal abyss – 84 Paris – Flowers

Ilk’s style can be described as a mixture of all the stuff he likes, graphic design, typography, old cartoons, horror movies, geek culture, 70s and 80s New York City graffiti. The artist feels conformable when he makes things dirty, when things are alive, and the graffiti gives him just that. Asked to sum them up, he said: “Good times, friends, dirty hands.” What more can a man want in from a life?

He is represented by Kolly Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland.

Ilk lives and works in Paris, France.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Mad Max, fury roadSydney opera House, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2015Mister Freeze50cinq, Toulouse, FranceGroup
2015L’ecole est finieEcole des papillons blancs, Orleans, FranceGroup
2015Saint-Pierre le PuellierSaint-Pierre Le Puellier, Orleans, FranceGroup
2014Converse cons project ParisLa Cour du Marais, Paris, FranceGroup
2014Saucisse curryUrban Spree, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014Midnight boomL'Attrape-Reve, Paris, FranceGroup
2014The world famous seventh letterTSL gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2013Chapel of ghoulsInk gallery and studio, Strasbourg, FranceSolo
2013HeadlinesSale Docks, Venice, ItalyGroup
2012Too ghoul for schoolGalerie association d'idees, Marseille, FranceSolo
2012Artoyz fakestivalArtoyz Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2008PanosUnchi Gallery, Lyon, FranceGroup