- Markowicz Gallery (Markowicz Fine Art), Miami, USA
An American Collaboration
Alain and I might have met as children at school in Arras, or as adolescents on the beach or at a night club in Paris-Plage and, I like to think that perhaps our paths did cross. It was in 2009, when I opened the door to the Fardel Gallery in Le Touquet, that I discovered Alain Godon’s work. I stood in front of a BildoReliefo like a child at a funfair. I couldn’t help but marvel at what stood in front of me; the colours, the places, the people with their anecdotal stories to recount.
Alain is a wonderful storyteller; he takes you into his world. Whoever you are, there is always something that touches you, that speaks to you and that recalls a place or an event. Never mind, you have already been won over. Then as the owner of this BildoReliefo, I could only think about wanting to meet Alain. I finally managed to meet him and we chatted for four hours over a coffee… This meeting would result in a collaboration in the United States.
Alain Godon is a child of street art whose work fuses the colour and gaiety of pop art with narrative figuration. His style is unique and distinctive. The technique of his BildoReliefo is astonishing and incredibly up-to-the-minute. When he developed this process, he understood how to use modern technology in order to create a work of art where each piece is completely unique.
Alain found Miami hugely inspirational; the art deco buildings with their amazing architecture gave the impression they were posing for his paintings. The bright and lively colours, so characteristic of Miami, are in such perfect harmony with his universe. I remember his enthusiasm on seeing a yellow fire truck drive past – that’s the colour they are here. Alain returned one year later with a magnificent Miami collection.
The New World Center designed by Frank Gehry, the perfect backdrop for Alain’s work and depicted here on the left, hosted his opening night. The success of this event gives us cause to believe that Alain’s American adventure is far from over.