Founded in 2014, Studio Louise Mertens has always focused on bringing fresh perspectives into the world. Her idea is to create a different approach to visual art by reclaiming the essence of the craft: slowness, intention and a mindful process are paramount to her final work.

Over the years, the studio has created identities and campaigns, executed different design collaborations, designed both digital and physical visual experiences for carefully selected clients and projects, both national and international. Although all of the projects are different in nature, its distinctive visual language runs through them as a common thread. 

In addition to commissioned work in creative direction, Louise devoted more time to her own art in the recent years, enabling her to bring about a new level in her work that creates a more personal and intuitive experience. Minimalism, sophistication, sensuality and abstract thinking tie all of her work together. Her artwork is sold and exhibited all over the world.


STUDIES


MASTER DEGREE IN FINE ART
SAGMEISTER & WALSH INTERNSHIP (NYC)

LOUISE MERTENS RUNS AN ART STUDIO BASED IN ANTWERP, BELGIUM. 

HER WORK AS AN ART DIRECTOR BECAME A TRADEMARK OF HERSELF. THE STUDIO BECAME A PLACE WHERE HER PERSONAL ARTWORK AND CAREFULLY SELECTED CLIENT WORK COME TOGETHER.

HER VISUAL WORLD COMBINES THE ADMIRATION FOR HUMAN FORMS & FUTURISM WITH PURITY, SOPHISTICATION AND THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE. 

HER EYE FOR AESTHETICS LEADS TO INTERNATIONAL CLIENT PROJECTS RANGING FROM CONCEPTS, CAMPAIGN VISUALS & ART DIRECTION TO DESIGNING IDENTITIES, COVERS & MANY MORE

EXHIBITIONS

2020 OCT 31: KNOKKE LE ZOUTE ART WEEKEND - DE MIJLPAAL - BE
2020: ANTWERP ART WEEKEND - AM DESIGNS - BE
2020: YUST - SOLO - BE 
2019, 2020: FOSBURY & SONS ALFONS - BE
2019 DEC: ELLIPSIS - BE
2018 BOTANICAL STILLS || - DE MIJLPAAL - BE
2018 SEE - SOLO - BE
2018 TEXTURE - DE MIJLPAAL - BE
2017 CELIBATAIRE DIVA'S - DE MIJLPAAL - BE
2017 AKANE - SOLO - BE
2016 DIGITAL DECADE |V - LONDON
2015 UN IDENITITY - FOTOFOAM GALLERY - NEW YORK
2014 FIFI PROJECTS - SAN PEDRO, MEXICO

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

COLLAGE COLLECTIVECO - BOOK (US)
COMPUTER ARTS MAGAZINE (UK)
DESIGN(H)ERS - BOOK BY VICTION:ARY (HONG KONG)
ELLE (BE)
ISSI MAGAZINE - COVER (FR)
L'OFFICIEL ART (BE)
MARIE CLAIRE (BE)
SABATO - COVER + 3 SPREAD INTERVIEW
SLANTED MAGAZINE (DE)
THRLD MAGAZINE (NL)
WEEKEND KNACK (BE)

SELECTED CLIENTS

AMOUAGE (OMAN)
DIVA - DIAMOND MUSEUM OF ANTWERP

ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
KAROLIN VAN LOON
KENDALL & KYLIE JENNER (NYC)
KOMONO
KREON 
LEVIS
NOÉMIE WOLFS
ORTA ANADOLU (ISTANBUL)
REGAN ARTS (NYC)
SABATO
TRIBÙ


 
 

SELECTED PRESS
DESIGN(H)ERS - BOOK BY VICTION:ARY (HK)
MARIE CLAIRE (BE)
ELLE 
COMPUTER ARTS MAGAZINE (UK)
THRLD MAGAZINE (NL)
SABATO - COVER + 3 SPREAD INTERVIEW
ISSI MAGAZINE - COVER (FR)
WEEKEND KNACK (BE)
ABSOLUUT MAGAZINE
COLLAGE COLLECTIVECO - BOOK (US)

SELECTED CLIENTS
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
KENDALL & KYLIE JENNER (NYC)
KOMONO
LEVIS
MARKED - LANNOO PUBLISHERS
REGAN ARTS (NYC)
SABATO
TRIBÙ
UNIVERSAL MUSIC BELGIUM

STUDY / STUDIO

MASTER - SINT LUCAS SCHOOL OF ARTS
SAGMEISTER & WALSH (NYC)


 
 

PRESS

MARIE CLAIRE (BE)
ELLE - TOP 30 MOST CONNECTED BELGIANS
ARTPLAY MAGAZINE
COMPUTER ARTS MAGAZINE (UK)
THRLD MAGAZINE
SABATO - COVER + 3 SPREAD ARTICLE
ISSI MAGAZINE - COVER (FR)
WEEKEND KNACK - UPCOMING ARTISTS UNDER 30
DESIGN COLLECTOR MAGAZINE - COVER
ABSOLUUT MAGAZINE
DPI MAGAZINE
COLLAGE COLLECTIVE CO - BOOK PUBLICATION (US)
DE MORGEN MAGAZINE
DE STANDAARD MAGAZINE

EXHIBITIONS

2018 SEE - SOLO
2018 TEXTURE
2017 CELIBATAIRE DIVA'S
2017 AKANE SOLO
2016 DIGITAL DECADE |V LONDON
2015 UN IDENITITY NEW YORK
2015 FIFI PROJECTS SAN PEDRO
 

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