William Ludwig Lutgens(BE)

Visual artist William Ludwig Lutgens (Belgium, 1991) lives and works in Ghent, where he is currently attending the post-academic programme at the HISK (Higher Institute of Fine Arts). In 2015, Lutgens graduated in a Master of Research in Art and Design (Manama), after doing a Master in Illustration and Graphic Design at St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp. In 2017 Lutgens won the Front Line - Lyra prize at Drawing Room Madrid and The Eeckman Art Prize at Art On Paper in Bozar.

In his work Ludwig combines autobiographical elements with social issues to denounce abuses and hypocrisy in a language that is both political and comical. Like a comedian he implements references to different subjects trough the use of personal anecdotes in a form similar to that of improvisational jazz, looking for templates and narratives to highlight, not forcing his perspective, but leaving the spectator somewhere in a limbo, between two moments: the playful serious, amusement and discomfort. Since 2016 William has been self publishing ‘Het Geïllustreerd Blad’ / The Illustrated Paper, a political incorrect newspaper.