Daniel Ludwig

Daniel Ludwig is an American figurative artist whose work balances the disquietude of contemporary life with a striking sense of idealism. With an essential clarity of expression, Ludwig’s colleage-like classical nudes create dramatic narratives through areas of saturated colour and a correspondingly robust armature of chiaroscuro. References seem to range from Balthus to the sublime, and landscapes inspired by Romantic paintings are enmeshed with foreground figures to exhibit a Cubist simultaneity of movement.

Ludwig has held numerous international exhibitions, both solo and group, and has been represented by Cadogan Contemporary since 1987. In┬áhis last exhibition, Daniel offered an insight into his extraordinary world of ‘Waking Dreams’. The artist described the disharmony between fantasy and reality with a liveliness and urgency which is at once ambiguous, compelling and complete.