Künstlerhaus Kunsthalle Kulturlabor

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Melanie Ludwig

1985*, Linz



My first love was a comic book. Narration still plays an important role in my art. Working with film allows me to tell stories, but painting has a communicative quality as well. When I paint, I am in a dialogue with my work, my self, the imaginary viewer.

I am interested in the human body and it’s representation in art and everyday culture. The body seems to be something natural, but images of the body and self-perceptions are products of history. They are governed by continuous changes and cultural interpretations. Experiencing the world through my own body becomes an entry point for talking about ideas around flesh and corporeality. In my paintings and drawings I like to walk on a line between comfort and discomfort, aesthetic beauty, irritation and also humour.