Wednesday wall #35 Ludo special

Death star cherry by Ludo in Barcelona, October 2018.

It’s another special this week as yet another French artist has spent time some time decorating the streets of Barcelona recently. Ludo was in town for around a week or so and left a host of paste up’s scattered around. Interestingly he left them in places definitely not where you would usually find such works.

Death star cherry by Ludo in Barcelona, October 2018.
Death star cherry by Ludo in Barcelona, October 2018.

Ludo is based in Paris but you can see his work all over the globe. Just before arriving in Barcelona he created an enormous piece on the Berlin Olympic stadium for Urban Nation.

Death star cherry by Ludo in Barcelona, October 2018.
Death star cherry by Ludo in Barcelona, October 2018.

Ludo’s work is most often a hybrid of botanical and human or mechanical. For example above you can see a death star as cherries hanging from a tree. Or below, human skulls as grapes and a genetically modified Strawberry.

Grapes of wrath by Ludo in Barcelona, October 2018.
Grapes of wrath by Ludo in Barcelona, October 2018.

The artist’s work is clearly trying to bring attention to the effect we as humans have on the planet. The artists own bio on his website states that our time here will be fleeting if we continue on the same path.

No need to explain by Ludo, Barcelona October 2018.
No need to explain by Ludo, Barcelona October 2018.

Great to see such an experimental and interesting artist hit the streets of Barcelona. Much like Manyoly last week hopefully if he comes back in the future he will leave us something more permanent.

Grapes of wrath by Ludo in Barcelona, October 2018.
Grapes of wrath by Ludo in Barcelona, October 2018.
No need to explain by Ludo in Barcelona.
No need to explain by Ludo in Barcelona.
No need to explain by Ludo in Barcelona.
No need to explain by Ludo in Barcelona.

5 thoughts on “Wednesday wall #35 Ludo special

    1. They definitely woke me out of a bit of a lazy spell when i saw he was in town. He pasted in some very unusual spots as well so it made for a bit of fun hunting them down. Unfortunately the councils buff squad was onto a few of them really quickly so I didn’t get the chance to see them all.

        1. In this particular instance… Ludo pasted up in some pretty unusual places but they were all very out of the way and not on impacting on anyone’s property or anything like that. I can only imagine that because of where they were, areas that are not so heavy on graffiti that people complained and the buff squad did their thing. I often wonder if the council has just accepted certain areas for what they are but are unwilling to let other neighbourhoods end up the same. One of those, we don’t care about this place so paste up all you want but this place is nice so we won’t allow it kinda things. Whatever the reason there is a real lack of consistency to how they manage it. Some things seem to be ok, even in the most ‘illegal’ intrusive of areas but then a paste up on the back of a building in amongst some over grown weeds is cause for concern. I’ll forever be baffled by people in power and their decision making processes. Or lack thereof.

          1. I agree with so much you have to say on this. I guess in the end it is all part of the game. Both Bristol and Barcelona are known for their street art, so the authorities need to tread a fine line which is probably why they turn a blind eye in some places.

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