George Bodocan

Romania 1979

Street Art, Graffiti, Installation, Performance Art, Illustration, Drawing

George Bodocan
George Bodocan
March 23, 2016

George Bodocan, Bodo, works on resolving the mysteries of being. He makes art that postulates two types of perception. There are material objects which we see with our seeing eyes and mind, and there are subliminal atoms that are hidden on a deeper level of existence. He makes sensory appealing art, made to please both visual and auditory receptors. George emphasizes the importance of human interaction and in his street art performances, he likes to work with the audience, to surprise them, to include them in the artistic process. When communicating we share individual understandings of symbols. Bodo likes to draw on walls, restaurant windows, sofas, clothes and even human bodies.

Bodo likes to draw on walls, restaurant windows, sofas, clothes and even human bodies

George Bodocan - The Wall (detail), 2013
George Bodocan – The Wall (detail), 2013

Loving what We See and Hear

This Romanian artist lives in Paris and uses various techniques, from installation to graphics, video art, and performance to gather it all together. He went to School of Fine Arts in Alba Lulia, and then continued his education at the Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design in Bucharest. In 2012, he did a night performance called Illusion is the first of all pleasures with architect and designer Kristina Peteu. At the performance, the audience could experience the real connection with the artist where they were encouraged to communicate and to make the interaction as lively as possible. Bodo made this exhibition driven by the idea that contemporary art can be a bit alienating and that sometimes viewers cannot translate the message they receive. Underneath the surface, there are universal archetypes that have been present in human history since ancient era.

Bodo made this exhibition to connect with the audience

Interwining Physical and Sublime

The artistic communication spreads on many levels, and Bodo often sings, paints, draws, and talks with his audience. Most of his drawings intertwine and cross lines and frames in the same way as his message crosses the metaphorical borders of meaning. In 2013, he did a recapitulation of two-year residency at Jour et Nuit Culture Paris. He quite often goes through therapeutic journeys with his art. After a longer period of work, he sinks into quiet and dark hibernation, and then awakes with the sun and creates again. He follows the old archetypical beliefs of an eternal soul that lives and dies in the physical form. The cultural context is derived from many different civilizations and customs because Bodo uses his work as an affirmation of human living behind outside world.

Bodocan paradoxically puts a wall in order to connect what is separated

George Bodocan - The Wall (part of the series), 2013
George Bodocan – The Wall (part of the series), 2013

Finding Joy in Recognition

George Bodocan never fails to express his gratitude and genuine happiness that he is an artist. In the name of art, he questions every single aspect of his life and finds great joy when he discovers recognition someone had experienced while looking at his work. The understanding is not fixed in the language, it’s the universal symbols and geometrical shapes that tell the story. Bodocan lives in accordance with nature and finds inspiration in the perfect teleological construction of our world. He, then, tries to imitate the complexity of small parts that fit together and gives his work a holistic foundation. For his street art series called The Wall he connected the opposing sides of belonging and alienation we all feel in this world and unseparated them with a wall.

George Bodocan lives and works in Paris.

To get in touch with the artist, feel free to send an email to george.bodocan(at)

All images © George Bodocan via

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016George Bodocan - R vrier59 Rivoli, ParisSolo
2015George BodocanCommissaire d'expo AlGruk, 19 rue Muller, ParisSolo
2015Stereofysh PerformanceAtelier BODO, ParisGroup
2015Stayaliverue Lauriston, Paris XVIGroup
2015No Face for Universal RaceGalerie des Artistes - Paris 20th arrSolo
2015Panic Art - collection - ArtAppartWe Art Partners - ParisGroup
2014Exposition Collective - ArtAppartWe Art Partners - ParisGroup
2014No Face for Universal RaceGalerie des Artistes - Paris 20th arrSolo
2014Bodo visite le monde de Camille VirotAccro Terre Gallery Paris 11th arrDuo
2013Workshop and interventions in highschoolGrenoble FranceSolo
2013Live Performance & studio nomadeWanderlust, ParisSolo
2013Collective exhibitionAccro Terre Gallery, Paris 11th arrSolo
2013The Wall by BodoJour et Nuit CultureSolo
2013Drawings installation, summer residenceBar Off, ParisGroup
2013Performance - Tribute to Keith HaringModern Art Museum of Paris, ParisGroup
2013Collective exhibitionQuai Est Gallery, Ivry sur SeineGroup
2013Retrospective exhibition - Messages by Bodothe Espace Jour et Nuit - Paris15th arrSolo
2012Installation and performance - Burn to live, with Viviana DrugaJour et Nuit Culture Paris 15th arrDuo
2012Collective exhibition ''Interactions''Jour et Nuit Culture ParisGroup
2012Collective exhibitionEspace Jour et Nuit Culture, Paris 15th arrGroup
2012Performance and ExhibitionAnnex of the Museum of Contemporary Art of BucarestSolo
2012Messages by Bodo - European Night of the Museums 2012Behague Palace, ParisSolo
2012Messages by BodoAWA Gallery AmsterdamSolo
2012Message by BodoBistrot des Artistes Paris 5th arrSolo
2011Collective exhibitionEspace Pierre Cardin, ParisSolo
2011Bright and Dark, Installation of - Le voyeur et graphics on box springs le Regrade de la VieParis 15th arrSolo
2011Photo Performance ? born to be ?Jour et Nuit Culture atelierSolo
2011Photo Performance ? Two Days with Lucile ?Jour et Nuit Culture atelierSolo
2011Graphic Installation ? The Magic Carpet ?Jour et Nuit Culture atelierSolo
2011Outdoor Performance ? Who's next ?ParisSolo
2011Graphic Performance ? Messages by Bodo ?les quais de Seine, ParisSolo
2011Body Art And Photo Performance Fran?ois de Beauvaisatelier Jour et Nuit CultureSolo
2011Exhibition and Installation ? IONA ?Jour et Nuit CultureSolo
2011Exhibition for the event ? Corps Expressifs ?Jour et Nuit CultureSolo
2011? I am coming to you ? indoor and outdoor showingsComptoir des Couleurs &Solo
2011Comptoir des Couleurs & Alternatives Gallery, Paris 3rd arrGroupSolo
2011? Lifeline ? and Performance with Musik MagikBistrot des Artistes, Paris 5th arrDuo
2010Exhibition and graphic Performance for the Official Opening of the Collective ? Jour et Nuit ?Paris 15th arrGroup
2010Exhibition and video installationNuit Blanche des GaleriesGroup
2010La Seconde BlancheBodo Atelier, BucarestSolo
2010 Suck my ArtAnaid Art Gallery, BucarestSolo
2009Suck My ArtKata Bar, ParisSolo
2009Jazz Art CollectionBistro des Artistes, ParisSolo
2008Jazz Art CollectionQue Pasa Club and Novotel Hotel, BucarestSolo
2007Jazz Art CollectionSpa de Arte - Recife, BrazilSolo
1997Graphic Experiencethe French House, Sibiu, RomaniaSolo