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November 11, 2015 / manicured by henri myers














Recently I discovered the haunting artwork from Romanian born, Hungary based artist Zsolt Bodoni while browsing the web for research on a pending trip abroad. Bodoni, who creates oversized art pieces based from oil and acrylic on canvas relates his work to Eastern European myths and the icons of power and war that stem from the trials and tribulations of his homeland. In past works, he’s kept a dark and muted color palette to get the point across but for his most recent works, as seen at his second showing with the Green Art Gallery in Dubai, Bodoni uses bright splashes of vivid color, bringing a lightness to these stories of dance with a mix of Eastern and Western historic references on life and culture. Here are a few of my favorites from the most recent show in Dubai where Bodoni explores the physical lives of symbols from the nude female and male forms to images of horses and various other animal figures hidden within each multi-layered piece. Bodoni has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, London, Brussels and Budapest and in 2009, Flash Art chose Bodoni as one of their “Top 100 Emerging Artists.

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