About the artist, Bodoni Zsolt
Bodoni studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, receiving his M.F.A. in 2000. Originally trained as a graphichan, he turned his attention to painting in the mid-nineties. After 20 years spent in Budapest, Hungary, in 2014 he returned in his homeland, Transylvania.
The special history of Transylvania, its religious and cultural diversity, the mingling of Hungarian, Transylvanian Saxon, Jewish, and Romanian cultures as well as the Eastern-European lethargy and vulnerability of the place are among his defining experiences and this duality is what he is eager to grasp in his work. His art observes and reflects upon this historical scenario with skepticism or irony. He delves into archives, peeling back layers, challenging the accepted interpretations, thus redefining our understanding of the origin of subjects related to history, religion or art.