Ludovic Ledein is an Art Director, Jewelry Designer, Graphic Artist and Fine Art Painter. Born in France, he has worked in the fashion and design industry in New York for the past 20 years.
Ludovic is currently an Art Director at Flying Machine, a branding and Design Company based in New York City. He develops brand and visual identity systems, packaging design and prototypes, iconography, trend books and presentations for a number of notable clients. His clients included Jockey International, Sara Lee, Hanes, Hanes Sport, Champion, DIM, BALI, Barely There, Wonderbra.
In 2008 he founded and directed the high-end jewelry and accessory company, Symbiotique LLC, based in New York and Switzerland which creates one of kind and unique jewelry for clients and the fashion/entertainment industry for various TV shows, including True Blood, Hart of Dixie, Glee, Sex & The City and celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Pink, Rachael Ray, Carle Rae Jepsen.
Ludovic studied sculpture and design in the United Kingdom. After moving to New York, he attended Parsons School of Design and the Jewelry Arts Institute, studying Byzantine and medieval goldsmithing techniques.
An exceptionally versatile artist, Ludovic is an accomplished illustrator, sculptor, model-maker, printmaker, metal smith and fine art painter. He is an experienced restorer of Antique Japanese Samurai armor and Classic cars.
Ludovic holds a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Traditional Tae Kwon Do. From his rigorous training as both a practitioner and instructor of martial arts he brings a clear vision, discipline, empathy and team building to all of his work and relationships.
ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION
As a bit of an experiment and personal challenge. I decided to take my paint brushes again, after 18 years. I felt invigorated to express a vision on canvas. I love Illustration and Print making. Japanese Wood block print from the EDO Period (1603 -1868} also known as the Tokugawa period, is my favorite. The collection you're viewing now is my interpretation on the EDO print in an effort to bring it back to life. I developed the look in a very contemporary manner, with an "urban grafitti twist".
I use acrylic paint, which is quite a modern medium to represent the concept of these century old prints. Thru various textures, transparencies and patina, I'm able to ad a certain authenticity to them ... and maybe reach out to those amazing Japanese wood block print Masters! I also want to Thank John Reverol for trusting me with this work!
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