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Alain Godon

About the artist

Alain Godon loves to observe, lis­ten to and recount both the sim­ple and the more grand sto­ries of our life. He holds up a mir­ror which reflects the world around us and every­day life in real­is­tic and res­olutely opti­mistic tones.

Biog­ra­phy

1 Novem­ber 1964: Alain Godon was born in Bourges.

19751982: After the death of his father, a doc­tor, in 1975, Alain Godon was brought up in the Pas-​de-​Calais by his uncle, an archi­tect by pro­fes­sion and a friend of the Fine Arts. In this envi­ron­ment, the young man devel­oped a pas­sion for draw­ing, build­ings and the urban landscape.

1985: At the age of 21, after enlist­ing in the army’s para­chute reg­i­ment, he tried his luck in Paris, where he drew his first ephemeral chalk works on the ground of the pave­ments of the rue de Riv­oli near the Lou­vre museum. He then moved on to Eng­land to pur­sue his art on the streets of Brighton: he is actu­ally a pre­cur­sor of the Street Art movement.

19861988: In 1986, he returned to France as a sea­sonal worker in both Courchevel and Saint-​Tropez, but never lost his pas­sion for painting.

19921994: In 1992, Alain Godon set­tled to work in Le Tou­quet Paris-​Plage. His works were shown in 1994 at his first solo exhi­bi­tion in the Palais de l’Europe. From this point onwards he aban­doned his other work in order to focus on his art. Other exhi­bi­tions then fol­lowed in Paris, Lille …

1999: His first solo exhi­bi­tion abroad was in Den­ver in the United States and then in Amsterdam.

2000: His first solo exhi­bi­tion in a Museum of France was in Le Tou­quet Paris-​Plage — « Les fig­ures du siè­cle » (“Fig­ures of the Century”).

2001: He exhib­ited his can­vases at the National Assem­bly in Paris. His paint­ing enti­tled « Jules Verne » now forms part of the national col­lec­tion of the Muse­ums of France.

2005: The artist was invited to live in Bali for two months. That same year, he started using another medium: sculpture.

2006: An impor­tant turn in his career came when Alain Godon changed style and started his archi­tec­tural series, paint­ing cities such as Paris, Ams­ter­dam and New York. He used this same new tech­nique to cre­ate his sculp­tures fea­tur­ing sym­bolic buildings.

20072008: He had solo exhi­bi­tions in Le Touquet-​Paris Plage, New York and Paris.

2009: He cre­ated the Bil­doRe­liefo (Esperanto for image in relief), which is a tech­nique that fuses his plas­tic art with new dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy. This new artis­tic approach was shown for first time at the “Pavil­lon des arts et du design » in the Tui­leries in Paris and simul­ta­ne­ously in a gallery close to Cen­tral Park in New York. In the same year and with the aim of pro­mot­ing Art by giv­ing the help that he him­self never received when start­ing out, Alain Godon con­ceived the Fes­ti­val of Le Tou­quet. At this event, artists unknown to the greater pub­lic are invited to exhibit their work free of charge. The over­all win­ner takes away a prize and a solo exhi­bi­tion of their work in a cul­tural establishment.

20102011: Sev­eral solo exhi­bi­tions are organ­ised for him in Miami and then in Paris.

2012: The exhi­bi­tion “Extrav­a­ganza” at the Museum of Le Tou­quet Paris-​Plage reunited over 120 of the artist’s work to cel­e­brate the sea­side resort’s cen­te­nary. Another solo exhi­bi­tion was staged in Aspen, Col­orado in the United States.

2013: The Milani gallery was opened in Le Tou­quet Paris-​Plage and is entirely ded­i­cated to show­ing Godon’s work. His works appear in many pri­vate and pub­lic art collections.

20142015: As a reg­u­lar exhibitor in Miami, the artist was also appointed to illus­trate the Miami Beach City Report, a major offi­cial city pub­li­ca­tion. Sev­eral exhi­bi­tions were organ­ised for him in Los Ange­les. Godon trav­elled to Tahiti in order to pre­pare for his forth­com­ing solo exhi­bi­tion at the Matisse Depart­men­tal Museum and he took the entire year of 2016 as a sab­bat­i­cal in prepa­ra­tion for this exhibition.

20172018: Exhi­bi­tion Matisse-​Godon: New York – Tahiti, “Archi­tec­ture of Dreams” is pre­sented at the Matisse Depart­men­tal Museum.

Main exhi­bi­tions

2017 «Con­text» New York — Markow­icz Fine Art exhi­bi­tion (3td to 7th of May 2017)
«La Tour Paris-​Plage» Inau­gu­ra­tion — Le Tou­quet (Match 28, 2017)
2016 «Hexa­Godon» Inau­gu­ra­tion — Le Tou­quet (July 16, 2016)
“Miami Bil­doRe­liefo” Markow­icz Fine Art – Miami – USA (April 2016)
ART UP ! Lille” Lille Art Fair 2016 – Galerie Milani – Le Tou­quet – France (24/​02/​16 to 28/​02/​16)
2015 “Indompt­a­bles” Exhi­bi­tion at the Galerie Milani – Le Tou­quet – France (8/​08/​2015 to 6/​09/​2015)
“Mont­martre” Galerie Milani – Le Tou­quet – France (1/​07/​2015 to 2/​08/​2015)
“Los Ange­les” Denis Bloch Gallery – Los Ange­les – USA (7/​05/​201518/​05/​2015)
“ArtUp! Lille” ‘ArtUp! de Lille par la Galerie Milani – Lille – France (12/​02/​201515/​02/​2015)
“Around the world in eighty works” Markow­icz Gallery – Miami – USA (12/​2/​2015 au 1/​03/​2015)
2014 “L.A Art Show” Los Ange­les Con­ven­tion Cen­ter – Los Ange­les – USA (16/​01/​2014216/​01/​2014)
“Per­sonal Exhi­bi­tion” Denis Bloch Fine Art – Bev­erly Hills – USA (21/​01/​1402/​02/​14)
GODON New Sculp­tures” Galerie MILANI12, avenue du Verger – Le Tou­quet – FRANCE (12/​04/​1409/​06/​14)
“Godon – Sculp­tures” Galerie Kon­rad – 32, avenue de Matignon — Paris – FRANCE (12/​06/​1429/​06/​14)
2013 “Milani gallery inau­gu­ra­tion” 12, avenue du Verger – Le Tou­quet – FRANCE (31/​03/​201330/​04/​2013)
“Godon’s Bil­dore­liefo” Markow­icz Fine Art au Florida Grand Opera – Miami – USA (20/​04/​1304/​05/​14)
“Godon – Sculp­tures” Galerie Kon­rad – 32, avenue de Matignon — Paris – FRANCE (05/​06/​1322/​06/​13)
2012 “Extrav­a­ganza” Musée du Tou­quet Paris-​Plage, FRANCE (19/​02/​1218/​03/​12)
“Travel” Galerie Hubert Kon­rad, avenue Matignon — Paris, FRANCE (05/​04/​1229/​04/​12)
“Head in the Clouds” Dras­ner Gallery, East Hyman Avenue, Aspen — Col­orado, USA (17/​12/​1206/​01/​13)
2011 “Exclu­sive evening of Art & Archi­tec­ture, fea­tur­ing a live clas­si­cal per­for­mance”
New World Cen­ter, Miami Beach — Floride, USA ( 20/​04/​2011)
“Hot as Hell in Par­adise” Markow­icz Fine Art, NE 40th Street, Miami — Floride, USA (21/​04/​201108/​05/​2011)
2010 “Flow­ers” Galerie Fardel, avenue du Verger — Le Tou­quet Paris-​Plage, FRANCE (14/​08/​1005/​09/​10)
“Bil­doRe­liefo” Galerie Art & Emo­tion, Grand-​Pont — Lau­sanne, SUISSE (03/​12/​1003/​01/​11)
2009 “Les Tui­leries” Galerie Hubert Kon­rad, Pavil­lon des Arts et du Design — Tui­leries Paris, FRANCE (01/​04/​200905/​04/​2009)
“The Nether­lands” Galerie Dor­val, boule­vard de la lib­erté — Lille, FRANCE (03/​12/​200909/​01/​2010)
2008 “The Big Apple” Galerie Ely­sees, Cen­tral Park South – New York, USA (04/​12/​200804/​01/​2009)
2007 “Paris? Mon œil !”(Hubert Kon­rad Orga­ni­za­tion) Galerie Adler, rue du Faubourg St Hon­oré – Paris, FRANCE (27/​03/​20085/​04/​2008)
2006

“Indone­sia” Galerie Darga, Sanur – Bali, INDONE­SIA ( 26/​11/​200611/​12/​2006)

2005 “Art St Ger­main des Près” Galerie Seine 51, rue de Seine – Paris, FRANCE (26/​05/​200504/​06/​2005)

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