Artwork information




Mixed media on canvas




140 cm x 100 cm


Signed and dated on the back

Proof(s) of authenticity

Painting sold with a certificate of authenticity issued by the artist.

State of conservation

Very good




Paris (Art Shortlist Showroom), France


"The duck will live" by Ludovic Thiriez was painted in Budapest in 2021. This work is emblematic of the artistic work of Ludovic Thiriez, we find: a child in the middle of a tropical landscape, feet in the water, this child seems to be looking for where the arrow that pierced the plastic duck in the foreground. With a touch of humor, the artist tells us that the duck will survive, because after all, it is only a plastic duck...

This work can be seen on request at the Art Shortlist showroom in Paris. Do not hesitate to contact us to discover it.


Artist's Studio


1st Art Shortlist group show, Paris (2022)

The artist


Ludovic Thiriez

Emerging artistEmerging artist
Born in 1984


Ludovic Thiriez is a French artist who lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. His painting focuses on childhood, he explores this period of life, with its truths, emotions, contrasts, and transitions. 

His painting is a kind of accumulation of images, experiences and ideas. Ludovic Thiriez likes to say that he organizes his compositions like a "cake" formed by several layers, which we savor like a perfect bite. His superimpositions of elements tell stories. His stories mix reality, fairy tales and surrealism. On the canvas, abstract brushstrokes mix with figuration.

Nature and animals have an essential place in her paintings. The discovery of Brazil and the Amazon pushed him to include nature in his compositions.

Ludovic Thiriez's paintings are out of time and out of a defined space, the artist deliberately relocates his subjects to make the spectators travel. Ludovic Thiriez explores a world both strange and fantastic. 

He has been living in Budapest for more than ten years. Hungarian culture has been an important source of inspiration for him, especially the Hungarian embroideries that are passed on from generation to generation.

In 2018, he won the prestigious Luxembourg Art Prize.

Some of Ludovic Thiriez's works are kept in private collections in France, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, Brazil, Portugal, Turkey, New Zealand and Luxembourg...

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