Founded in 2014, Studio Louise Mertens has always focused on bringing fresh perspectives. Her work became a trademark of herself. 

Louise creates a new metamorphosis by combining her manual paintings, photography and digital techniques into carefully curated and sophisticated work. Using neutral, balanced colors, abstract shapes and calm around her diverse subjects. Building up and eliminating at last until purity remains.

Louise is a digital native growing up with the earliest versions of Adobe Photoshop, quickly becoming part of the first wave of young digital artists around the globe. Leading her to experiment and develop her signature techniques recognized in many of her works. 

In her artwork, she aims for authenticity. Therefore the manual input is indispensable. Her admiration for natural elements and textures makes her art tangible. The blend of her proces by hand with digital manipulation causes the eye to doubt what it finally sees. 

Her idea is to create a different approach to digital art by reclaiming the essence of the craft: slowness, intention and a mindful process are paramount to her final work. 


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  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
L'OFFICIEL ART - BE
MARIE CLAIRE - BE
SABATO - COVER + 3 SPREAD INTERVIEW - BE
SLANTED MAGAZINE - DE
THRLD MAGAZINE - NL
WEEKEND KNACK - BE

SELECTED CLIENTS / COMMISSIONED WORK

AMOUAGE - OMAN
KENDALL & KYLIE JENNER - NYC
DIVA - DIAMOND MUSEUM OF ANTWERP - BE

KOMONO
KREON 
LEVIS
ORTA ANADOLU - TURKEY
REGAN ARTS PUBLISHERS - NYC
SABATO
TRIBÙ

 STUDIES

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

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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