painting

Ludovic Salmon

Ludovic Salmon paints service companies, employees in open space, postal workers lost in the countryside, obscure machines, sushi delivery men... He depicts social subjects on oscillating between tragic, fantastic and grotesque elements.

In most of his paintings, the human appears in direct contact with a contemporary world that is disintegrating. The world of work, the speed it induces, symbolic or real violence are recurring subjects in his paintings. Although figurative and marked by a certain culture of the image, his paintings propose a materiality constrained by the gestures of the artist (erasing, scratching...).

 

Painting is for Ludovic Salmon an intermediate zone, between image and matter, to be deciphered and interpreted. It has a comic, dreamlike and critical force.