‘The Ten Commitments’
Ludo

Detail of Ludo's 'Love', 2017.
October 2017

French artist Ludo returns to The Garage with ‘The Ten Commitments’, an exhibition & tattoo parlour featuring 10 original artworks & 10 tattoos, with tattooing taking place centrally in the gallery through the exhibition.

Part of The Garage family, Ludo is known for his nature and technology hybrids that display his dystopian yet romantic musings through his impeccable hand.

‘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 & those around us.

Going a step further, the show 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. 

Like the original artworks on show, each tattoo is unique, with Ludo choosing a different placement of his signature green for each tattoo given.

For artwork catalogue & press inquiries please email
info@thegarageamsterdam.com

Press Release here.

Ludo Tattoos, Black Ink & Uniquely Finished with Addition of Green Ink Directed by the Artist.
Ludo Tattoos, Black Ink & Uniquely Finished with Addition of Green Ink Directed by the Artist.

Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Rene Mesman.
Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Rene Mesman.

Opening of Ludo's 'The Ten Commitments' at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.
Opening of Ludo's 'The Ten Commitments' at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.

Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Fall Rise Part I & Fall Rise Part II, original, 2017, diptych, pencil & oil paint on 300gsm Arches Paper, each 51.5 x 41.5 cm framed. Photo by Rene Mesman.
Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Fall Rise Part I & Fall Rise Part II, original, 2017, diptych, pencil & oil paint on 300gsm Arches Paper, each 51.5 x 41.5 cm framed. Photo by Rene Mesman.

Ludo, Jeremy Hensey & Dan Witz at the opening of Ludo's 'The Ten Commitments' at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.
Ludo, Jeremy Hensey & Dan Witz at the opening of Ludo's 'The Ten Commitments' at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.

Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Forever Ever, original, 2017, pencil & oil paint on 300gsm Arches Paper, 51.5 x 41.5 cm framed. Photo by Rene Mesman.
Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Forever Ever, original, 2017, pencil & oil paint on 300gsm Arches Paper, 51.5 x 41.5 cm framed. Photo by Rene Mesman.

Ludo and Mark Chalmers with Jeremy Hensey tattooing Dan Witz at the opening of Ludo's 'The Ten Commitments' at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.
Ludo and Mark Chalmers with Jeremy Hensey tattooing Dan Witz at the opening of Ludo's 'The Ten Commitments' at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.

Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Love, original, 2017, pencil & oil paint on 300gsm Arches Paper, 51.5 x 41.5 cm framed. Photo by Rene Mesman.
Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Love, original, 2017, pencil & oil paint on 300gsm Arches Paper, 51.5 x 41.5 cm framed. Photo by Rene Mesman.

Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. In Greed We Trust, original, 2017, pencil & oil paint on 300gsm Arches Paper, 51.5 x 41.5 cm framed. Photo by Rene Mesman.
Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. In Greed We Trust, original, 2017, pencil & oil paint on 300gsm Arches Paper, 51.5 x 41.5 cm framed. Photo by Rene Mesman.

Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. From left, Exodus, Wisdom & Peacekeeper. Photo by Rene Mesman.
Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. From left, Exodus, Wisdom & Peacekeeper. Photo by Rene Mesman.

Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. From left,  Bring Dialogues, Pray the Lord, Wish You Were Here and In Greed We Trust. Photo by Rene Mesman.
Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. From left, Bring Dialogues, Pray the Lord, Wish You Were Here and In Greed We Trust. Photo by Rene Mesman.

Mark Chalmers, Rachel Somers Miles and Ludo at the opening of Ludo's 'The Ten Commitments' at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.
Mark Chalmers, Rachel Somers Miles and Ludo at the opening of Ludo's 'The Ten Commitments' at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.

Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Rene Mesman.
Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Rene Mesman.

Portrait of Ludo at 'The Ten Commitments' opening at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.
Portrait of Ludo at 'The Ten Commitments' opening at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.

Ludo artwork being tattooed at the opening of Ludo's 'The Ten Commitments' at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.
Ludo artwork being tattooed at the opening of Ludo's 'The Ten Commitments' at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Marc de Groot.

Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. From left on back wall, Fall Rise Part I & Fall Rise Part II diptych, Pray the Lord, Wish You Were Here and In Greed We Trust. Photo by Rene Mesman.
Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. From left on back wall, Fall Rise Part I & Fall Rise Part II diptych, Pray the Lord, Wish You Were Here and In Greed We Trust. Photo by Rene Mesman.

Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Rene Mesman.
Ludo, 'The Ten Commitments' installation view at The Garage, Amsterdam. Photo by Rene Mesman.