I am a self-taught artist working in the fields of painting and video art from Bonn, Germany. I started painting at the age of six and since that time I have never stopped being creative.
After graduating from high school, I took up the profession of dance teacher and completed additional training in dance sports, jazz and tap dance. During my time as a dance teacher in Augsburg and Bonn, I created numerous stage designs, sculptures and installations for shows.
After I finished my career as a dance teacher, I started studying philosophy and additionally oriented myself into the media industry. Over the years I have completed a lot of advanced trainings in directing, camera and post-production.
Today I work as a professional video producer, freelance painter and video artist.
Artist: Eva Ludwig
Based in Bonn, Germany
Culturally Arts Collective features:
"Broken Mirrors", June 10 - July 22 2022, Milostka Center for Exhibitions
What do you aim to say by the themes in your art?
I am convinced that in an increasingly unstable world, art can not only provide support, but also show ways to face the difficulties and challenges. An open attitude towards the strange, threatening or changeable is just as important as the perception of the inner self. In my art I try to give space to these thoughts and to encourage the viewers of my works to deal more deeply with the respective topics. I think that my art is therefore not just mere external form to look at. It invites people to enter into dialogue and seek the core of our humanity.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Everything that evokes images in me is inspiration for me. This can be nature, but also experiences, movies, feelings or even TV commercials.
Do you have experiences that impacted your art?
In my art I deal with the interactions between inner and outer reality, for which there was a key experience in my childhood: On a bicycle trip one day I arrived at a cemetery and went into the mortuary, where I saw two old people laid out on their coffins. They had very different expressions on their faces. That was the point when I realized that even at the moment of dying, everyone has their own personal experience that cannot be shared with or perceived by others.
Do you feel your art challenges existing barriers?
I think that everyone who gets involved with my art has to deal with certain content or themes. Some find this a positive challenge because it invites them to overcome existing barriers.
What are your long-term artistic goals?
I would like as many people as possible not only to be inspired by my art, but also to be able to dive more into the depth of their own being through it.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
Go inside and find your own voice. Go outward and be inspired.