Alain Godon

Alain  Godon

Alain Godon was born on November 1st ,1964 in Bourges, France. At the age of 11, he learned how to draw with his uncle, an artist in Achicourt, France. In 1985 he moved to Paris and then to Brighton (UK), earning his life doing graffiti on pavement. In 1988, he lived in Courchevel, during the first period of what he calls “Childish Art”. In 1989 Alain moved to Saint Tropez where he created his first oil on canvas. He currently lives in London. Jean-Pierre Delarge -"Related to figuration free , it attracts forms caricature, from his work as graffiti. The colors are bright, the black line is thin, although simplified matters by dint of curves and straight lines, they are bypassed. It flows into the readability with Jules Verne (2001, Museum of le Touquet), multiplication of borders around the dishes to, like Valerio Adami but much more nutritious, triangulation of the interior that matches the light and the geometric figure and its environment, (1997). The deformation of Parisian monume

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Alain  Godon

Alain Godon

Alain Godon Biography

Alain Godon was born on November 1st, 1964 in Bourges, France.  At the age of 11 he learned how to draw with his uncle, an architect, in Achicourt, France. In 1986, he lived for a while in Paris and then moved on to Brighton in the United Kingdom earning his living as a graffiti pavement artist in both cities.

In 1988, in the French resort of Courchevel, he began a series of new works, which he referred to as "Childish Art ". Then in 1989, he spent the summer season in Saint Tropez and began his first oil on canvas paintings. In 2006, after an extended sojourn in New York, Alain Godon moved to London and he still lives in the UK today.

Alain Godon savoured his first personal exhibition in 1994 in the Palais d’Europe in Le Touquet. Countless exhibitions have since followed in numerous galleries both in France and abroad, to include New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Aspen, Denver, Amsterdam, and Bali. He has even exhibited in the French National Assembly in Paris, in 2001.

At around the same time, he also started sculpting, using this medium as a means of expression for the way in which he views the world; he infuses his subject matter with a childish inspiration and through the eyes of his own particular and unique humor.

In 2009, Alain Godon originated a new artistic concept, which dovetails the ancient ancestral technique of oil on canvas with modern digital technology, and to which he ascribed the term "BildoReliefo". Unlike Andy Warhol, who colorized his photos, Alain Godon does it differently; he takes one of his paintings, which he photographs in ultra-high definition, and by de-constructing" each element of the original oil painting and then "re-constructing" the picture by adding a shadow effect, the artist creates a three-dimensional impression. Each artwork is unique and original, as it is created with its own color nuance. Printed in a limited edition of ten, each a different color, each piece is assured uniqueness and originality. These works have enjoyed a resounding success and can be found as an integral part of many an art collection.

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Markowicz Fine Art is the exclusive agent for USA of Alain Godon.
Several years ago, while traveling with his son to the elegant beach resort of Le Touquet, to share his family’s history, Bernard Markowicz  discovered the brilliantly colored and captivating paintings by Alain Godon.

As an avid art collector Markowicz recognized the success that Godon was receiving in Europe, and decided to bring his work to the States.

Alain Godon Resumé

2016

Solo Exhibition at Markowicz Fine Art - Miami, USA

Exhibition Art Up – Lille Grand Palais, France

2015

Solo Exhibition at Markowicz Fine Art – Miami, USA

Solo Exhibition at Milani Galery – Le Touquet, France

Solo Exhibition at Denis Bloch Gallery - Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Exhibition Art Up – Lille Grand Palais, France

2014

LA Art Show

French Consulate in Los Angeles

Denis Bloch Fine Art – Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Solo Exhibition at Milani Gallery – Le Touquet, France

Solo Exhibition at Hubert Konrad Gallery – Paris, France

2013

Solo Exhibition at Milani Gallery – Le Touquet, France

Solo Exhibition at Hubert Konrad Gallery – Paris, France

Florida Grand Opera with Markowicz Fine Art – Miami, USA

Solo Exhibition for the Opening of Milani Gallery – Le Touquet, France

2012

« Extravaganza », Musée du Touquet Paris-Plage, France

« Travel », Hubert Konrad Gallery - Paris, France

« Head in the Clouds », Drasner Gallery, - Aspen, CO, USA

Solo Exhibition at Fardel Gallery – Le Touquet, France

Solo Exhibition at Wilson Gallery - Dijon, France

Group Exhibition at Markowicz Fine Art - Miami, USA

2011

Solo Exhibition at Markowicz Fine Art - Miami, USA

Group Exhibition at Hubert Konrad Gallery – Paris, France

Group Exhibition at Drasner Gallery – Aspen, CO, USA

Solo Exhibition at the New World Center - Miami, USA

Installation of the 3rd Festival of Contemporary Art - Le Touquet, France

2010

« BildoReliefo »Solo Exhibition at Markowicz Fine Art - Miami, USA

Solo Exhibition at Fardel Gallery - Le Touquet, France

Installation in 4 Electric buses decorated with Godon’s art - Le Touquet, France

Installation of the 2nd Festival of Contemporary Art in Le Touquet, France

2009

Solo Exhibition "BildoReliefo" at Le Pavillon des Arts et du Design - Les Tuileries, Paris, France

« BildoReliefo » Solo Exhibition at Fardel Gallery – Le Touquet, France

Group Exhibition at Elysées Gallery – New York, USA

"BildoReliefos" Solo Exhibition at the Dorval Gallery - Lille, France

Creation and Installation of the Festival of Contemporary Art - Le Touquet, France

2008

Solo Exhibition "BildoReliefo" at the Elysée Gallery - New York, USA

Solo Exhibition at Alder Gallery – Paris, France

Publication of the book of sketches "Paris? Mon œil!", text by Christian Boeringer (Director of RMN, merchandising sector of the Louvre museum), printed by Artcote

2007

Solo Exhibition at Fardel Gallery – Le Touquet, France

Inauguration of the "Godon Suite" in the Bristol Hotel - Le Touquet, France

Publication of the book "Paris-Plage et Godon" by Patrice Deparpe (Director of the Museum of Le Touquet, Museum of France) and Georges-Félix Cohen (photographer)

2006

Solo Exhibition at Régis Dorval Gallery – Lille, France

Publication of the book "Manhattan Jungle", printed by Dorval Gallery

2005

Solo Exhibition at the Seine 51 Gallery - Paris, France

Solo Exhibition at Darga Gallery – Bali, Indonesia

Publication of the book "Godon"

2004

Solo Exhibition at Fardel Gallery – Le Touquet, France

Solo Exhibition at Le Touquet Town Hall – Le Touquet, France

Solo Exhibition at Régis Dorval Gallery – Lille, France

2003

Solo Exhibition at Seine51 Gallery – Paris, France

2002

« La Sauvageonne » Solo Exhibition at Megève Gallery – Megève, France

Solo Exhibition at Fardel Gallery – Le Touquet, France

« Artcote » Solo Exhibition at Hubert Konrad Gallery – Paris, France

2001

Solo Exhibition at the Great Hall of Honour - Lille City Hall, France

Solo Exhibition at the French National Assembly – Paris, France

2000

Solo Exhibition at the Museum of Le Touquet – Le Touquet, France

Solo Exhibition at the Fardel Gallery - Le Touquet, France

1999

Solo Exhibition at the La Tour des Cardinaux Gallery - Isle sur la Sorgue, France

Solo Exhibition at the Krix Gallery - Amsterdam, Holland

Solo Exhibition at the Guessas Gallery in Denver, USA

1998 – Solo Exhibition at the Dorval Gallery in Lille, France

1997 – Solo Exhibition at the Lustman Gallery in Paris, France

1996 – Solo Exhibition at the Dorval Gallery in Le Touquet, France

1994 - First exhibition of his own paintings at the Palais de l’Europe in Le Touquet, France

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