Zsolt Bodoni

Romanian, b. 1975

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Zsolt Bodoni

Romanian, b. 1975

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Zsolt Bodoni’s allegorical paintings about icons of power and war cast a staid eye on the tumultuous history of his country. Drawing on Eastern European myths and the iconography of dark beauty, Bodoni devotes his lushly painted canvases to explorations of the physical lives of symbols, from the nude female form to equine sculptures. The paintings in “Foundries of Ideology” (2009) depict layers of regime-change; Stalin’s boots are all that remain of his statue in Russian Ballet (2009).

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Zsolt Bodoni’s allegorical paintings about icons of power and war cast a staid eye on the tumultuous history of his country. Drawing on Eastern European myths and the iconography of dark beauty, Bodoni devotes his lushly painted canvases to explorations of the physical lives of symbols, from the nude female form to equine sculptures. The paintings in “Foundries of Ideology” (2009) depict layers of regime-change; Stalin’s boots are all that remain of his statue in Russian Ballet (2009).

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