(French, born 1977)
Ludovic Bottosso was born in 1977 in Nîmes, France. His passion for painting developed early and after exploring the mediums of watercolor and pastel, he quickly turned to oil. He developed his painstaking technique by copying the great masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vermeer and Georges de La Tour. In the late 1990’s, Bottosso encountered the work of Jacques Porier, and from that moment forward, he devoted his career to immaculate trompe l’oeil compositions. He has had the distinction of exhibiting in 2010 and 2014 at the Salon National de Beaux Arts at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. In 2012, Bottosso’s paintings were included in an exhibition of some of the world’s finest trompe l’oeil painters at the Museum im Schfstall in Germany. His paintings are perhaps as impressive for their process as they are for the end result. He works entirely from life, first setting up the compositions in his studio and then painting at his easel. He employs no photography, no projection and choses instead to rely on traditional techniques, a steady hand and unmatched skill.