Ludovic Mercher is a self-taught painter who lives and works in Vendée. Graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Gestion in Paris, he began to paint in the early 90s but it was from 2004, after experimenting with various materials and techniques, that he achieved the sought-after purity and affirmed his particular approach, resolutely modern. It was during this period that he began to be supported in galleries in France as well as in Belgium.
Ludovic's painting is at the crossroads of the world of yesterday and tomorrow, the ancestral and the modern. It is about finding a balance through the force of the imagination. He uses a deliberately stripped palette with sets of materials: metal, fiber, paper, ink, etc. The painter also uses old papers and sometimes rust to bear witness, through oxidation, to the imprint of time.
"I like to confront geometric and modern lines with the landscape, architectural masses with nature. The idea is to make them coexist."