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Alain Godon/ Alain Godon

France 1964

Sculpture, Painting

www.godon.com

Alain Godon
Alain Godon
Male
France
1964

Alain Godon is a French sculptor and painter whose brilliant pieces are admired for their strong, saturated colors, playful pop-art appeal, as well as the innovative interpretation of various architectural structures. Godon is also known as the inventor of BildoReliefo style – the word itself means three-dimensional in Esperanto but in the vocabulary of visual arts it refers to the digital ultra high-definition of prints. Godon has been an active exhibitor since the early 90s and he continuously collaborates with Markowicz Fine Art in Miami and Galerie Milani in Le Touquet.

Alain Godon - Chrome Arrow, 2014 (Left) / La Dame de Fer, 2012 (Middle) / Kong, 2015 (Right)
Alain Godon – Chrome Arrow, 2014 (Left) / La Dame de Fer, 2012 (Middle) / Kong, 2015 (Right)

Between France and the UK

Godon was born in the early 60s in Bourges, France. He discovered his immense talent for drawing when he was only 11 years old and he was fortunate to be supported by a close family member. The young artist has learned to draw thanks to his uncle, who was a skillful architect and an avid supporter of visual arts. In the mid-80s, Godon’s peripatetic wanderings took him to Paris and later to Brighton, England. He was initially living as a graffiti pavement artist, which was followed by a period of time in the French resorts of Courchevel and St Tropez, where he developed his skills as a fine artist and painted his first oils on canvas. Since 2006, Godon has been living in the UK. The artist’s style from the 80s was quite colorful and strongly influenced by graffiti, comics, and pop art. When it comes to the main topics of his work, they revolve around various forms of caricature. The artist uses a lot of bright colors and his characters have thin black outlines. Godon doesn’t create traditional portraiture – his characters are usually placed in colorful and dynamic urban environments. He often uses real-life locations as a source of inspiration, such as the famous Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile in Paris.

Godon uses real-life locations as a source of inspiration, such as the famous Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile

Alain Godon -The Merry Go Round Bordeaux, 2015
Alain Godon -The Merry Go Round Bordeaux, 2015

Bildo Reliefo Concept of the Work

Alain Godon is best known as the creator of BildoReliefo style, which literally means a three-dimensional image in Esperanto. The BildoReliefo style is an innovative approach initially used in Godon’s art. It was presented to the public in April 2009, at the Pavillon des Arts et du Design (Jardin des Tuileries – Paris – France). The BildoReliefo is based on a mix of digital imaging techniques. In order to create his unique pieces, Godon revisits his already completed paintings and rearranges their elements in order to create new visual variations. He experiments with chromatic adjustments, highlights, and shadows. The BildoReliefo monotypes are based on Godon’s oil paintings, to which they introduce a specific tonal depth. All of Godon’s BildoReliefo pieces are entirely original works of art rooted in extensive chromatic studies.

Godon is recognized as the creator of BildoReliefo style, which means a three-dimensional image

Alain Godon - Pop Up Jour Rainbow, 2016
Alain Godon – Pop Up Jour Rainbow, 2016

Combining Traditional and Digital Approach

Alain Godon is an insightful French painter who made a huge artistic achievement by inventing his own experimental style called BildoReliefo. Godon’s unusual pieces which combine traditional and digital approach have been well received by both art critiques and a wide circle of audience. Thanks to this universal public appraisal, Godon has become an active exhibitor with numerous national and international shows. In 2016, he had two successful solo shows – one in Miami and another one in Lille, France, while in 2015 Godon had five solo shows, with Galerie Milani, Denis Bloch Fine Art and Markowicz Fine Art.

The artist is represented by Markowicz Fine Art and Galerie Milani.

Alain Godon lives and works in the UK.

Featured image: Alain Godon’s Portrait – image via aworldofevents.blogspot.com
All other images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Miami BildoReliefoMarkowicz Fine Art, Miami, USASolo
2016Exhibition Art Up!Lille Grand Palais, Lille, FranceSolo
2015Les IndomptablesMilani Gallery, Le Touquet, FranceSolo
2015Godon - MontmartreMilani Gallery, Le Touquet, FranceSolo
2015Exhibition Denis Bloch GalleryDenis Bloch Gallery, Beverly Hills, United StatesSolo
2015Exhibition Art Up!Lille Grand Palais, Lille, FranceSolo
2015Godon - Around the World in Eighty WorksMarkowicz Fine Art, Miami, USASolo
2014Inauguration Executive MagazineMiami Beach City Report, USAInauguration
2014Inauguration BirdieLa Ville du Touquet, FranceInauguration
2014Peintures & SculpturesLa Galerie Hubert Conrad, Paris, FranceSolo
2014Nouvelles SculpturesMilani Gallery, Le Touquet, FranceSolo
2014Alain GodonHubert Konrad Gallery, ParisSolo
2014Exhibition Denis Bloch Fine Art GalleryDenis Bloch Fine Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, USASolo
2014Reception in honour of Alain Godon at the French Consulate in Los AngelesFrench Consulate, Los Angeles, USAReception
2014Exhibition LA Art ShowDenis Bloch Fine Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, USAGroup
2013Godon - SculpturesHubert Konrad Gallery, Paris, FranceSolo
2013Godon's BildoReliefoFlorida Grand Opera, Miami, USASolo
2013Alain Godon - early works and architectural worksMilani Gallery, Le Touquet, FranceSolo
2012Head in the CloudsDrasner Gallery, Aspen, USASolo
2012Exhibition of BildoReliefosWilson Gallery, Dijon, FranceSolo
2012Exhibition of BildoReliefosFardel Gallery, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceSolo
2012Festival of Le TouquetLe Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceFestival
2012Exhibition Markowicz Fine Art GalleryMarkowicz Fine Art, Miami, USAGroup
2012Nocturne Rive DroiteHubert Konrad Gallery, Paris, France Group
2012Exhibition Hubert Konrad GalleryHubert Konrad Gallery, Paris, France Solo
2012ExtravaganzaMuseum of Le Touquet, Le Touquet, FranceSolo
2011Godon - BildoReliefoDrasner Gallery, Aspen, USASolo
2011Festival of Le TouquetLe Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceFestival
2011Carre Rive DroiteHubert Conrad Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2011Miami ExhibitionMarkowicz Fine Art, Miami, USASolo
2011Exhibition New World CenterNew World Center, Miami, USASolo
2010Exhibition Markowicz Fine Art GalleryMarkowicz Fine Art, Miami, USAGroup
2010Exhibition Art et Emotion GalleryArt et Emotion Gallery, Lausanne, SwitzerlandSolo
2010Exhibition Fardel GalleryFardel Gallery, Le Touquet, FranceSolo
2010Festival of Le Touquet Le Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceFestival
2010Exhibition of BildoReliefosMarkowicz Fine Art, Miami, USASolo
2010L'EnduropaleLe Touquet Paris-Plage, France Public Event
2009The NetherlandsDorval Gallery, Lille, FranceSolo
2009Exhibition Elysees GalleryElysees Gallery, New York, United StatesGroup
2009BildoReliefoFardel Gallery, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceSolo
2009Festival of Le Touquet Le Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceFestival
2009Exhibition of BildoReliefosPavillon des Arts et du Design at the Tuileries, Paris, FranceSolo
2008New YorkElysees Gallery, New York, United StatesSolo
2008Exhibition Adler GalleryAdler Gallery, Paris, FranceSolo
2007Paris-Plage par GodonFardel Gallery, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceSolo
2006Manhattan JungleDorval Gallery, Lille, FranceSolo
2005Exhibition Darga GalleryDarga Gallery, Bali, IndonesiaSolo
2005Exhibition Seine 51 GallerySeine 51 Gallery, Paris, FranceSolo
2004RecreationsDorval Gallery, Lille, FranceSolo
2004Exhibition Le Touquet Town HallLe Touquet Paris-Plage Town Hall, FranceSolo
2004Exhibition Fardel GalleryFardel Gallery, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceSolo
2003Exhibition Seine 51 GallerySeine 51 Gallery, Paris, FranceSolo
2002Exhibition ArtcoteArtcote, Paris, FranceSolo
2002Exhibition Fardel GalleryFardel Gallery, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceSolo
2002Exhibition MegeveLa Sauvageonne, Megeve, FranceSolo
2001Exposition de Peintures - Les Figures du XX SiecleCity Hall, Lille, FranceSolo
2001ArtcoteHubert Konrad Gallery, Paris, France Solo
2001Les Figures du SiecleCentre Culturel, Fouquieres-lez-Lens, FranceSolo
2000Salon Lucie Faure - Alain GodonLucie Faure Salon at the National Assembly, Paris, FranceSolo
2000Exhibition Fardel GalleryFardel Gallery, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceSolo
2000Godon et sa Machine a Remonter le TempsMuseum of Le Touquet, Le Touquet, FranceSolo
1999Godon - Denver ExhibitionLe Jardin des Arts Gallery, Denver, USASolo
1999Exhibition Krix GalleryKrix Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Solo
1999Exhibition La Tour des CardinauxLa Tour des Cardinaux Gallery, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, FranceSolo
1998Godon - PeinturesLa Tour des Cardinaux Gallery, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France Solo
1998Exhibition Dorval GalleryDorval Gallery, Lille, FranceSolo
1997Exhibition Lustman GalleryLustman Gallery, Paris, FranceSolo
1996Exhibition Dorval GalleryDorval Gallery, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceSolo
1994Exhibition Le Palais de l'EuropePalais de l'Europe, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, FranceSolo