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Hüsker Dü was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1979. The band’s continual members were guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton, and drummer/vocalist Grant Hart. Hüsker Dü first gained notability as a hardcore punk band, later crossing over into alternative rock. Mould and Hart were the principal songwriters for Hüsker Dü, with Hart’s higher-pitched vocals and Mould’s baritone taking the lead in alternating songs.
Following the release of three LPs and an EP on independent label SST Records, including the critically acclaimed Zen Arcade in 1984, the band signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1986 to release their final two studio albums. Mould later released two solo albums before forming Sugar in the early 1990s, while Hart released a solo album on SST and later formed Nova Mob. After the respective bands broke up in the mid-1990s, Mould and Hart continued doing solo work, until the latter’s death in 2017. Norton was initially less active musically after Hüsker Dü’s demise and focused on being a restaurateur instead. He returned to the recording industry in 2006.
Louise Mertens runs a Fine Art studio based in Antwerp – Belgium, focussing on national & international projects/clients.
The studio provides aspirational Visual Concepts, Creative/Art direction, Editorial Content (digital & print), Branding/Identity Communication, Artwork and Design.
In addition to her studio work, Louise makes personal art. The artworks became a trademark of herself, translations of her visual world and her admiration for purity, textures, materials and the unique sophistication of Japanese art. She is inspired by the human face and body, the mysterious and incomprehensible. “The art of the subtle but important details force you to look with more patience.” Louise likes to step into dialogue with images through hiding and altering parts of her characters. Manipulation in his purest form.
Her artworks are exhibited and sold worldwide.
Catalog on request.
Represented by EntréeLibre
2009 – 2012 : Bachelor in Graphic Design | St-Lucas School of Arts
2012 – 2013 : Internship | MirrorMirror
2013 : Master in Graphic Design | St-Lucas School of Arts
2014 : 02-01-14 Official launch of ‘Studio Louise Mertens’
2015 : Internship | Sagmeister & Walsh | New York
2017: COVER + ARTICLE – ISSI MAGAZINE (FR)
2017: NR 2. OF 30 UPCOMING ARTISTS UNDER 30 – WEEKEND KNACK (BE)
2017: INTERVIEW – ISSI MAGAZINE (FR)
2016: COVER + 7 PAGES INTERVIEW – SABATO MAGAZINE (BE)
2016: INTERVIEW – ABSOLUUT MAGAZINE (BE)
2016: COVER + INTERVIEW PUBLICATION – DPI MAGAZINE (AUS)
2016: PUBLICATION – ‘ANNUAL ’15 BOOK’ OF COLLAGE COLLECTIVE CO (US)
2015: ARTICLE – DE MORGEN MAGAZINE (BE)
2015: ARTICLE – DE STANDAARD MAGAZINE (BE)
2014: NOTRE TOP 30 BELGES LES PLUS CONNECTEES – ELLE.BE (FR)
2014: INTERVIEW – COMPUTER ARTS MAGAZINE (UK)
2014: COVER – DC MAG N°4 (UK)
2013: THE WORKSPACE OF LOUISE MERTENS – SIR MAGAZINE (BE)
2013: ARTIST OF THE WEEK – THRLD MAGAZINE (NETHERLANDS)
2009: LOUISE IN WONDERLAND INTERVIEW – DE STANDAARD MAGAZINE (BE)
2017: CELIBATAIRE DIVAS 02-07-17 I.S.M. KUNSTGALERIJ DE MIJLPAAL (BE)
2017: BOOKS BY MARKED LAUNCH + EXHIBITION – FOSBURY & SONS (BE)
2017: SOLO EXHIBITION + OPENING – ST. VINCENTS (BE)
2016: EXHIBITION IN LONDON – UNDERDOG GALLERY (UK)
2015: BL_NK WORLD – NYC FASHION WEEK AT THE FOTOFOAM GALLERY (NY)
2015: LEVIS LOT 700 EXHIBITION AT THE PONY CLUB (BE)
2015: RUBIA COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION AT DREAMBUILDING ART GALLERY (BE)
2015: ‘UN-IDENTITY’ – EXHIBITION AT THE FOTOFOAM GALLERY(NY)
2014: WORK EXHIBITED AT FIFI-PROJECTS GALLERY (SAN PEDRO, MEXICO)
2014: SENTAKU SERIES IN THE WINDOW OF ROSIER41 (BE)
2014: 2 ARTWORKS EXHIBITED FOR SOFIE COREYNEN (BE)
2013: EXHIBITION AT BARNINI (BE)
2013: SELECTION OF ARTWORKS AT URBAN OUTFITTERS (BE)