Ludwig Merwart's show is dedicated to his exquisite iron etchings. Painterly characteristics are brilliantly printed on the paper. Monoprints often have more depth and greater dynamics than their counterparts in painting. Fine, superimposed layers of monumental tectonic forms correspond with transparent, smoky tones.

Florian Steininger, Exhibits in Vienna, Die Presse, January 29, 2003

I remember his drawings of lions in Schönbrunn Zoo well. Very clear, coherently structured drawings. They captured the vitality and at once the proud composure of these animals... Ludwig gave the impression early on that his painting was a valid expression of his personality. This was repeatedly demonstrated by the phases in his development, which on the outside were very different. Even his most recent paintings have retained the quality of his first: they radiate the reserved power and proud composure of the lions.

Egon Haug, artist, 1978

An artist of quietude, order, and a very clearly recognizable harmony. His geometrically defined visual cosmos is the result of an exceptionally resolute development that started with Tashism, continued through a relatively pacified approach to Informal Art, and reached abstraction in the sense of Constructivism. Merwart prints iron etchings using plate elements in almost endless variations to produce unique results. In so doing, he underscores the creative process of monoprinting, a technique that he masters to perfection.

Peter Baum, former director of Neue Galerie Linz, 1974

These prints rung from iron, acid and color, radiate tranquility, confidence and creativity. The adventure of a method reaching back to the very roots and origins of the creative impulse have here captured a phenomenon, which, independent of the process of realization, afford the viewer an experience of pronounced aesthetic intensity.

Dr. Wilhelm Mrazek, Former Director of the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, 1968