All Eyes On: Ludovic Michaux


Photographer for several years, I close the camera and darkroom in 2008 to return to my first passions that were drawing and painting. At the same time I begin to explore volume and sculpture: A first work “Man standing” – in tribute to Antonin Artaud and his drawing “Man and his pain” and “walking man” by Alberto Giacometti, two important artists in my construction – is quickly followed by other sculptures in wood, plaster, glass, as many happy experiences.
In 2015, I started a training course in art therapy. This one, while opening me to new creative energies and also a deeper knowledge of myself, invited me to a return to the lightness and the greatest simplicity in the gestural expression offered by the drawing, that the implementation and the constraints of the work in volume lock sometimes in the matter.

Ludovic Michaux Self Portrait, (Photograph)


The meeting of a work of art – and that even independently of its cultural context (sociological, historical, economic, etc.) -, brings to highlight a pre-existing interior emotion waiting after a trigger to manifest itself and to be finally lived. This is what interests and motivates me in Art; to allow, in the fulgurating encounter and through what in the work touches us, a better knowledge of our common being. Art is this tool of sensitive exploration of our dimensions and connections; this “cry passed on by a thousand sentinels” transcribed by Baudelaire, and become since so dear to the poets. Thus, whether it is through drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and sometimes even installation, each of these works are for me as many means of posing forms at the confluence of our contradictory and complementary movements: one, imperious questioning on what is, and the circumstances of the being in the world between History and mythology as much personal as universal, the other, the disarming consciouceness of the emptiness of this very questioning, in front of the resistance of any reality to its resolution.

#41019 , Year 2019
Charcoal and Gouache on paper, L 76 x h 51,7cm – unframed

#21019, Year 2019
Charcoal on paper, L 76 x h 51,7 cm – unframed

#410192, Year 2019
Charcoal and Gouache on paper, L 76 x h 51,7cm – unframed

#309194, Year 2019
Charcoal on paper – L 76 x h 51,7cm – unframed

#66223, Year 2022
Monotype ink on paper – L 143 x h 75,5cm – triptych – unframed

For more information about the artist, please visit:
Instagram: @ludovicmichauxartworks

All photographs courtesy of Ludovic Michaux
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