Sculptor, painter and passionate about philosophy, Ludger Gerdes studied at the Art Academies of Münster and Düsseldorf between 1975 and 1982. He was an apprentice of the contemporary artist Gerhard Richter, questioning the dependence between modern art and exhibitions and museums. Ludger considered art as an everyday expression without being exclusive. He was an admirer of the concept of the English Garden, a harmonious composition of water, earth and sculpture originated in the 18th century, where one could reflect and relax thanks to the environment. From 1990 to 2008, he taught painting and visual arts at the Art Academy in Karlusche and some time later at the Art Academy in Kiel.
Discreet among the artists of his generation, Ludger Gerdes has impregnated German art with visual metaphors, inciting reflection in spaces accessible to all.