Ludo Giels is a Belgian artist who was born in 1931 in Oostham/Limburg. He is a sculptor, assemblage artist, painter. Education at the Academy in Berchem under Franck Mortelmans and Geeraert (Gerard) Verlinden (1960-1968). Study trips to Poland. Worked as a sculptor until 1970 mainly in stone, afterwards he focused on metal assemblies. His works are built up on the basis of recycled material, often parts of engines and typewriters, with which he creates mischievous figures and funny animals with movable parts that testify to mild humor and relativistic self-mockery. From the press about this: 'The art of L.G. is one that leads to a liberating smile, to a moaning pleasure in everyday life.” More recent images are built up on the basis of metal wreck fragments of a 'motor spire' sunk in the Scheldt in 1953, which at low tide passed through be recovered from the sludge by the artist. These works look tough and monumental and some of them are cast in bronze on a maximum of four copies. As a painter, author of small works on the themes of daily life, man and his environment, and this in naive design. Work in the collection of the Museum Beelden aan Zee in The Hague and the municipality of Beveren. Mentioned in Artists and Galleries, 1998, BAS II and Two Centuries of Signatures of Belgian Artists. Source: Piron.