Ludwig Wilding

Interferenzfigur Überlagerung zwei-dimensional - 1962, Handzeichnung, Tempera auf Spanplatte, 87 x 67,3 x 4,5 cm
Trompe-l'oeil TRO-B 2804 - 1999, Letraset-Collage auf Karton, Holzleisten, 28 x 28 x 3 cm
Ausstellungsansicht "The Phenomenon of Perception", Carlos Cruz-Diez - Ludwig Wilding, Galerie Renate Bender 2017
SBST 2823 - 1993; SBST 2826 - 1993; SB I - 1986, Objekt mit Scheinbewegung, Ed. 100, je 28 x 28 cm
SB III - 1986; SB IX - 1991; SBST 2813 - 1986, Objekt mit Scheinbewegung, Ed. 100, je 28 x28 cm
Ausstellungsansicht "The Phenomenon of Perception", Carlos Cruz-Diez - Ludwig Wilding, Galerie Renate Bender 2017
RB 2801 - 1999; RB 2803 - 1999, Objekt mit Rollbewegung, je 28 x 28 cm
Ausstellungsansicht "The Phenomenon of Perception", Carlos Cruz-Diez - Ludwig Wilding, Galerie Renate Bender 2017
Ausstellungsansicht "The Phenomenon of Perception", Carlos Cruz-Diez - Ludwig Wilding, Galerie Renate Bender 2017
Ausstellungsansicht "The Responsive Eye's First and Second Generation", Galerie Renate Bender 2020. Foto: Bernhard Kreutzer
Interferenzfigur Überlagerung zwei-dimensional - 1962, drawing, tempera on board, 87 x 67,3 x 4,5 cm
Trompe-l'oeil TRO-B 2804 - 1999, letraset collage on cardboard, strips of wood, 28 x 28 x 3 cm
Exhibition view "The Phenomenon of Perception", Carlos Cruz-Diez - Ludwig Wilding, Galerie Renate Bender 2017
SBST 2823 - 1993; SBST 2826 - 1993; SB I - 1986, object with apparent motion, edition of 100, each 28 x 28 cm
SB III - 1986; SB IX - 1991; SBST 2813 - 1986, object with apparent motion, edition of 100, each 28 x28 cm
Exhibition view "The Phenomenon of Perception", Carlos Cruz-Diez - Ludwig Wilding, Galerie Renate Bender 2017
RB 2801 - 1999; RB 2803 - 1999, object with rolling motion, each 28 x 28 cm
Exhibition view "The Phenomenon of Perception", Carlos Cruz-Diez - Ludwig Wilding, Galerie Renate Bender 2017
Exhibition view "The Phenomenon of Perception", Carlos Cruz-Diez - Ludwig Wilding, Galerie Renate Bender 2017
Exhibition view "The Responsive Eye's First and Second Generation", Galerie Renate Bender 2020. Photo: Bernhard Kreutzer
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Ludwig Wilding was born in Grünstadt (Palatinate) in 1927 and died in Buchholz in the Lüneburg Heath in 2010.

“visual art takes place primarily via the eye”. This is a key sentence in a text written in 1975 by Ludwig Wilding, who claimed his work was not Op-Art. The artist forces us to reflect on this term since every creative act which is perceived with the eye is “optical” art. He liked to use the term “irritating art” because in his work he investigated the limits of visual perception. His works question the perceptual habits of the viewer and the interaction between the eye and brain. He was also interested in the interaction with the viewer: it is namely the viewer’s location or movement in space which transforms a flat object into a three-dimensional viewing experience.

Ludwig Wilding is one of the leading personalities of this art form, which, despite the artist’s claims, has established itself in the international art scene as “Op-Art”.

pdf biography print version (224,42 KB)

pdf exhibition catalog "The Phenomenon of Perception" - 2017 (12.532,06 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "wie weiss ist wissen die weisen" - 2019 (679,15 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "The Phenomenon of Perception" - 2017 (1.100,60 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Black & White II" - 2015 (432,89 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Heavy Metal" - 2014 (1.905,98 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Nichts ist wie es scheint" - 2012 (634,64 KB)