French artist Ludo opening next Friday October 13, called The Ten Commitments to the Garage. There’s 10 new original artworks on the wall and 10 tattoo designs. French tattooer Jeremy Hensey who will be in the gallery to give people Ludo tattoos during the opening and through the weekend – so people have the chance to take Ludo artwork home on their skin. Each tattoo will be uniquely finished with Ludo deciding where his signature green goes.
The Garage is excited to announce the return of French artist Ludo to Amsterdam with a new exhibition and tattoo parlour The Ten Commitments, opening October 13.
In addition to his signature style of black, white, and neon green, Ludo is known for his nature and technology hybrids that display his dystopian yet romantic musings through his impeccable hand. The Ten Commitments presents 10 new artworks and 10 tattoo designs, with tattooing taking place
centrally in the gallery through the exhibition.
“Every day I cross people with wishes and dreams, but how many of them have goals they are truly willing to commit to?” asks Ludo. Taking the rose as its central emblem, The Ten Commitments uses this iconic symbol to explore the promises we make to ourselves and those around us.
“Be happy, be depressed, be romantic, be naughty, be rich…at least go for it!” Ludo says, “Life is short and there will be enough time to remorse in our graves. ‘Get rich or die tryin’ said the famous philosopher 50 Cent. Dude is now broke, but I guess it makes sense, don’t just dream.”
Taking this a step further, The Ten Commitments provides the chance to make a promise, a personal pact or the opportunity to “go for it” by having a Ludo artwork inked permanently on your skin. Book an appointment to get tattooed in the gallery and choose between 10 Ludo tattoo designs.
Tattoos are created with black ink and uniquely finished with Ludo green, directed by the artist.
“Commitment is a global issue. Europe for sure. Look at Catalonia, look at Brexit, and equally look at China – committed to change and pushing ahead,” says Mark Chalmers, founder and director, The Garage, “Ludo is one of the few European artists who has broken through to be widely celebrated in
China. This is a symbolic show and we’re super excited about it.”
The artist will be present Friday, October 13 at the opening of the exhibition and tattoo parlour and throughout the weekend during gallery hours.
The Ten Commitments is a unique show offering a new series of Ludo works on the wall, or onto your body, depending on how far you’re willing to commit.