He absorbs an abundance of images and impressions and then ‘vomits’ them into his works. This is how William Ludwig Lutgens (°1991) describes his own art practice. His paintings and drawings have a chaotic character because of their ‘trashy’, almost anarchistic style. However, his artistic strength is in his intertwining and layering of different styles and influences. Lutgens skilfully combines neodada-inspired collage techniques and cartoonesque drawing with an often expressive use of paint, and socially critical, politically charged content with an overtone of dark humour.
Visual artist William Ludwig Lutgens lives and works in Antwerp and Ghent, where he recently graduated from 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, The Eeckman Art Prize at Art On Paper in Bozar and The Boghossian Foundation' 2nd prize at Art Contest
Artists: William Ludwig Lutgens