Ludovic Coutinho | artist, educator | LE TAMPON | Art Jobs
Country: France
Industry: Performing Arts
Professional Title: artist, educator

- About -

Ludovic Coutinho was born in 1987 in the south of France, to a Portuguese father and a Reunionese mother. He currently resides on Reunion Island where he spent most of his adolescence and made his first contacts with the field of Art. There he met Véronique Coignac, then a teacher of Plastic Arts at the Lycée, who allowed him to showcase his painting skills and begin to theorize a cathartic practice. When he reached the age of majority, he turned to university studies, leaving Reunion Island. He studied Fine Arts at the University ofToulouse and Art History in Lyon. This student period is an opportunity for him to experiment with different lifestyles and thoughts, and to try out different media (photography, video, sound). Gradually, Ludovic Coutinho abandoned university learning as "professorial". He isolates himself for a year, reclusive in an old canut apartment at the Croix Rousse in Lyon, where he chooses to paint on cardboard and only goes out to satisfy his hunger. At the end of this period, having neither diploma nor professional experience, Ludovic Coutinho took note of returning to an island life on Reunion Island with the objective of following in the footsteps of his father, a former parachutist and navy commando. He joined the navy as a volunteer for a year, trained for a certificate as a Cultural and Sports Animator, then turned towards specialized education for a public concerned with child protection. In 2017, he participated in the exhibition "DADACLUBONLINE" at the Galerie Charlot in Paris where he presented areinterpretation of the Dadaist movement. At the same time, he concretized a personal project, that of opening his fashion photography company. At the beginning of 2019, after several creative setbacks, Ludovic Coutinho put hisphotography company out of business to refocus on his plastic practice, adding an additional medium to his production range: video-performance. His artistic approach, inspired by the life of Francis Bacon, the readymade of Marcel Duchamp, the Dadaist and Surrealist manifestos, Viennese actionism, the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky or the art of performance by Gina Pane,Marina Abramovic and Chris Burden, is based on a questioning of the permanence of memory, on the imbalance of thought by bringing into play an internal / external dialectic, or more recently on in-situ physical actions.