Bart Lodewijks (NL 1972) makes large scale, linear chalk drawings in public and private spaces. The drawings can be found on building facades, in hospitals and offices, but also inside private homes and the surrounding streets. His distinct abstract drawings respond to the social context in which they are made.
In the case of a long-term project, the artist documents the process in writing, photography and film. Images and texts come together in books, made together with art publisher ROMA publications; an essay was published in the Mondriaan Fund essay series. Film documents are made in collaboration with filmmaker Griet Teck. Since 2019, there have been regular collaborations with photographer Jan Kempenaers.
The Dutch Government Architect and the Flemish cities of Ronse, Genk, Ghent and Brussels have commissioned long-term projects. Emergent galerie (Veurne, Belgium) commissioned drawings in private homes. Lodewijks worked with S.M.A.K. - Ghent (TRACK 2012, Kathmandu Triennnale 2016), Capacete - Rio de Janeiro (2010, 2013), The Model Sligo - Ireland (2013-2016), Whitechapel Gallery - London (2014-2015), BOZAR - Brussels (2016), MMCA Seoul (2016), Calcutta Art & Research Foundation India (2018), KAAP Brugge, Belgium (2019-2021), OCMW Merelbeke, Belgium (2020), Noordereiland Rotterdam, Murals Inc, NL (2020-21), Kinderdagverblijf Bambino/Vlaamse gemeenschap, Belgium (2021), Art festival Watou, Belgium (2021), Platform 0090 Istanbul (2022), Prison Haren Brussels (2022)