Johannes Baptista Ludwig
We met Johannes some time ago with his beautiful, rotten comic zombie-sculptures and were amazed.
He is closely connected to the neonchocolate gallery in Berlin and eager to see things, people or comic-idols from his unique different point of view.
The majority of cartoon idols like mickey mouse, bugs bunny or garfield, have been abused
and exploited by their very own creators due to growing markes and profit gains since we can remember. So ask yourself if the appearance of them is still the right one in anatomic terms
or also the right appearance for a character that has become a product and sold his soul.
Logically, for those idols it is time to decay and Johannes Baptista Ludwig frazzles away the cosy sheepskin to reveal a honest and coherent visitation of those cartoon zombies.
Johannes, who lives and works in Cologne, argues that a mouse lives about two to three years,.. somtimes even longer, the appearance has to change. Mickey mouse, invented by walt as a temporary solution in the year 1928, can`t appear the way it does since 90 years. Also garfield, a bit younger, is not looking so fresh anymore after having british lasagna the last 40 years. So using bones, dental technician odds and ends and other Material has felt as logical to Johannes as the fact that soj sauce brings a wonderful effect of dry, old rancid blood on his boney toons.
Successful exhibitions in the past year and his first apperance with the neon chocolate gallery at last years stroke artfair 2011 in Berlin, he left a promising impression in Berlins urbanart scene. The artist works and lives in Cologne since three years and his creativity reaches a wide range and can`t be reduced down to comic, graffitti or streetart alone. “That wouldn´t cope with my intentions.” Johannes Baptista Ludwig told us.