Writing Off the Walls
Creativity in the age of CoVID
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Hungarian, born 1975
Blue Uniform (Tito), 2010 Oil and acrylic on canvas
86.6 x 76.8 inches
In his first U.S. solo exhibition, titled “Yesterday’s Heroes, Tomorrow’s Fools,” Zsolt Bodoni, who is Romanian-born but Hungarian by descent, presented what initially seemed a modest exploration of painting’s formal issues. Soon, however, visual excavation of the images’ gray, washy layers revealed figures immersed in hazy, romantic narratives of post-Soviet-bloc Eastern Europe.
The past cannot be dismantled in a single stroke.
Zsolt Bodoni received his MFA from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary. Selected solo shows include: The Shining Path and King Give Us Soldiers, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE; Remastered, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy Gods and Mortals, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, Foundries of Ideologies, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, USA and Monuments, FA Projects, London, UK; He has been shown in several important group shows including: THE NUDE in the XX & XXI CENTURY, S|2 Gallery, London, Turning Points, The Twentieth Century Through 1914, 1939, 1989, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary Defaced, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, COOL Nightfall, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic; Leipzig Walkabout, Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig, Germany; Uncertain Terrain, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Show Me a Hero, Calvert 22, London, UK; 15 Hungarian and Romanian Painters, Plan B, Cluj, Romania. 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.