Godon’s paintings

  • Dated: Novem­ber 2012
  • Media: LE FIGARO MAGAZINE

Godon’s paint­ings

He started off with street draw­ings, but today Alain Godon’s prices are soar­ing… He has exhib­ited in Aspen, New York, Miami, Los Ange­les. And soon Le Tou­quet. Nev­er­the­less, Alain Godon’s career started in the eight­ies with chalk draw­ings on pave­ments oppo­site the Lou­vre. Even though he was born in Bourges, the artist grew up in the region.

His ado­les­cence was spent in Achicourt with his archi­tect uncle who taught him to paint and instilled in him a sense of vol­ume and per­spec­tive. “My mother, my father and my grand­fa­ther could also draw.” The artist, now acclaimed through­out the world but par­tic­u­larly in the United States, has lived a life pit­ted with tragedy. This surely helps to explain this use of bril­liant colours which light up Alain Godon’s can­vases – a rad­i­cal sort of pain relief.
“Today I want to live a live full of joy. I want to look after those I love and to pass on my own joy to other peo­ple.” A faux naivety and cheer­ful art punc­tu­ated with mon­u­ments and build­ings, bright colours, street art: mag­i­cal ingre­di­ents that com­bine to make Godon a firm favourite. “I’m not fash­ion­able but I’m never out of fash­ion.” The price of a can­vas varies between that of a nice car or that of a house. You have to wait two years and the list gets longer by the day. So there is no fal­ter­ing on the part of buy­ers to acquire an offi­cial, num­bered repro­duc­tion while wait­ing for the big one.

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