Catherine et Hervé Fardel
- Fardel Gallery, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, France
Aquarter of a century spent in the world of art, our lives permeated by many different personalities, may have left us believing that a search for a new exciting sensation would be in vain. This is not the case… There is always a pleasurable and unexpected encounter. We discovered Alain Godon in 1998. Our meeting was (and remains) passionate, extending beyond the relationship of that of gallery and artist.
We had an artist in our midst… We had discovered our man, a creative talent with prodigious potential. A permanent and absolute trust ensued and, with that, a true involvement and mutual respect. Together with Alain, we have over the course of many exhibitions, staging posts for our passion, managed to keep our eyes firmly fixed on our objective: to be the vehicle for the narrative force of his painting, kaleidoscope of our society.
When Alain Godon created the new concept of the BildoReliefo in 2008, it was an invitation to view his paintings afresh. Since its first global showing in 2009 at the Tuileries in Paris, this new medium, with Alain Godon as its precursor, has been on show in our gallery in Le Touquet and it continues to grow in success. The process uses extremely flexible and innovative materials (limited edition prints on aluminium) and the Bildo is attracting more and more attention from the public both in France and abroad. The artist gently immerses us in this new style “relief” picture, infusing his BildoReliefo with eternal youth.
Sketches, water colours, paintings, BildoReliefo and sculptures are all techniques mastered and expressed with such power by this “pyromaniac” of colour. Alain Godon has mapped out for himself a motorway which is currently passing through towns lined with architectural monuments: his “Urban Legends” now becoming a reality. Our family has grown and Alain and his wife with it.