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Le Punk Français

Punk-inspired metamorphic works from Parisian artist Ludo

by James Thorne in Culture on 10 October 2012

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Street artist Ludo takes to the gallery with "Le Punk Français," an installation-meets-exhibition that deals with themes of metamorphosis and global issues. Among the many transformations that occur at the artist's hand are a mosquito turned Dyson vacuum, a bunch of skulls arranged as grapes and a snail with headphones for a shell. Mediums range from 3D reliefs and cardboard paintings to sculpture and found objects.

The most eye-catching of the pieces is "Piña Colada," a sculpture made from polyamide and spray paint. The pineapple skull recalls familiar themes in Ludo's work, bringing together a punk aesthetic, organic forms and subtle imperfection. An edition of five is being produced for the show and will be released next week through Paper Monster.

The installation is put on by The Garage Amsterdam and takes place as part of Moniker Art Fair, following hot on the heels of Ludo's sold-out show "Metal Militia" at Itinerrance Gallery in Paris. A great opportunity for Shoreditch residents to see the Parisian artist's work up close, the exhibition runs 11-14 October 2012.

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