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Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 185 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 185 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (bleach), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (bleach), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 175 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 175 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (carpet), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 250 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (carpet), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 250 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 160 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 160 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Shadow Movements no. 8, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 185 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Shadow Movements no. 8, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 185 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 170 x 180 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 170 x 180 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (tree), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 245 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (tree), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 245 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (Stripe), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 180 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (Stripe), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 180 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Shadow Movements no. 6, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 185 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Shadow Movements no. 6, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 185 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (yellow), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 345 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (yellow), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 345 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 173 x 175 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 173 x 175 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Butt, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 115 x 75 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Butt, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 115 x 75 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Horses, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 135 x 195 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Horses, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 135 x 195 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Knee, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 95 x 123 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Knee, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 95 x 123 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Play, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 265 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Play, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 265 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, The Boat, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 245 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, The Boat, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 245 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, The Room, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, The Room, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Two, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 215 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Two, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 215 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (Ants), 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 250 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Untitled (Ants), 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 250 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Body no 1-3, 2012, acrylic on photo, 19 x 24 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Body no 1-3, 2012, acrylic on photo, 19 x 24 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Body no 2-3, 2012, acrylic on photo, 19 x 24 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Body no 2-3, 2012, acrylic on photo, 19 x 24 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Body no 3-3, 2012, acrylic on photo, 24 x 19 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Body no 3-3, 2012, acrylic on photo, 24 x 19 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Horse, 2012, acrylic on photo, 24 x 19 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Horse, 2012, acrylic on photo, 24 x 19 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, King give me soldiers no 1-2, 2012, acrylic on photo, 24 x 19 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, King give me soldiers no 1-2, 2012, acrylic on photo, 24 x 19 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Educatio II, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 155 x 195 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Educatio II, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 155 x 195 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Mayday Szinyei, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 75 x 105 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Mayday Szinyei, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 75 x 105 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Educatio, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 75 x 105 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Educatio, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 75 x 105 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, In Bloom, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 185 x 265 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, In Bloom, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 185 x 265 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Ignis Fatuus, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas 180 x 245 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Ignis Fatuus, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas 180 x 245 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, World Study, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 110 x 75 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, World Study, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 110 x 75 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Nightmare, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 140 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Nightmare, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 140 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, The Birth, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 135 x 195 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, The Birth, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 135 x 195 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, The Rape, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 145 x 135 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, The Rape, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 145 x 135 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Ararat, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 185 x 160 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Ararat, 2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 185 x 160 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Uniform, 2010, acrylic and oil on canvas, 110 x 70 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Uniform, 2010, acrylic and oil on canvas, 110 x 70 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, South of Heaven, 2010, acrylic and oil on canvas, 220 x 170 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, South of Heaven, 2010, acrylic and oil on canvas, 220 x 170 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, 4 Horsemen, 2010, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 205 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, 4 Horsemen, 2010, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 205 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Szent Istvan II, 2010, acrylic and oil on canvas, 180 x 240 cm
Zsolt Bodoni, Szent Istvan II, 2010, acrylic and oil on canvas, 180 x 240 cm

Biography

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Zsolt Bodoni’s working process is based on an analysis of the past that functions as a kind of archaeology. He sources information from documents, art history and music; his work both a means of understanding and a process of recreation through forging a new view of the past from the perspective of the present. Bodoni’s paintings are more like a performance, much as classical musicians re-visit musical scores. The starting point is the reworking of old masters. First Bodoni attempts to peer beneath the glaze of the “original”, searching for the skeleton underneath, then, from his own reproduction he invents new elements, or changes the proportions - a process which he describes as similar to the act of “hacking” - his role that of a virus that invades the unique masterpieces, this changing our reading of the past and redefining our understanding of originality. Born in Élesd, Romania in 1975, Zsolt Bodoni received his MFA from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary. Selected solo shows include: The Shining Path (2015) and King Give Us Soldiers (2013), Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE; Remastered, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy (2013); Gods and Mortals, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2011); Foundries of Ideologies, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, USA (2010); and Monuments at FA Projects, London, UK (2008). He has been shown in several important group shows including: THE NUDE in the XX & XXI CENTURY , S|2 Gallery, London (2015); Turning Points, The Twentieth Century Through 1914, 1939, 1989 and 2004 , Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (2014); Defaced , Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (2014); This Side of Paradise , S|2 Gallery, London, UK (2014); Nightfall , Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (2013), Nightfall , MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary(2012); Prague Biennale 5, Prague, Czech Republic (2001, 2009); Leipzig Walkabout , Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig, Germany (2011); Uncertain Terrain , Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN (2010); Show Me a Hero , Calvert 22, London, UK (2009); 15 Hungarian and Romanian Painters , Plan B, Cluj, Romania (2008). His work has been featured and reviewed in Art in America, Flash Art and The New York Times. In 2009 he was selected for the “Top 100 Emerging Artists” by Flash Art International. He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.
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