The work of Paris based Ludo, often called Nature’s Revenge, 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.
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. Humanity’s reign on this planet is a dangerous and fleeting illusion.
Ludo exhibits at Moniker 2012 following his sell out show ‘Metal Militia’ at Itinerrance gallery, Paris.
Supported by: The Garage, Amsterdam
Ludo’s mirror clad installation Le Punk Français reflects the cut and paste aesthetic of his early influences, Skate, metal, 80′s punk and fanzines. The installation features large canvases of his Nature’s Revenge series of hybrid creatures, sculptures of skulls morphing seamlessly with pineapples and a set of old punk leather jackets studded and painted with his art. In Le Punk Français, Ludo presents an endless and perfect world of imperfection.