Since 2001 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 his long-term projects, 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. Recently, Lodewijks has also incorporated these different media in theatrical performances, in collaboration with Griet Teck and Tom Van Imschoot as dramaturge.
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)