GABRIELA BODIN – RETENTION

Gabriela Bodin (born in 1983, in Focsani) recently distinguished herself as a promising artist of the new wave of figurative painting, both in Italy, her adoptive country where she lives and works, as well as on the international scene.

A graduate of the Focsani Art Highschool ‘Gh. Tatarescu’, Gabriela continued her studies at Istituto Professionale Tecnico di Moda Colonna Gatti (Nettuno, Italy). The style that established her is the portrait, realized in a contemporary manner that almost always suggests a heavy melancholy, filled with meaning and drowned in loneliness. Her portraits have sad gazes, sometimes frightened, other times anxious, and represent our attempt to auto-isolate in our own private world.

The personal art show at the Tiny Griffon Gallery, ‘People and Beasts’ (‘Menschen und Tiere’) fully illustrates the style that established the artist and brought her numerous awards and invitations to participate at art fairs and international art creation camps. Alongside the portraits that contributed to her notoriety, the show will include animal heads and a new series featuring crocodiles.

Selective awards and recognitions: Second prize, Premio di pittura di Spirani, Italia (2014); Targa d’Argento, premio giovani artisti, Convivio Artistico F. de Lemente, Italia (2013); First prize, Concorso di pittura a Palazzo Borromeo di Cessano Maderno, Italia (2012); Finalista Premio Combat, Livorno, Italia (2012); Finalista Premio Movimento Segrete di Bocca, Milano, Italia (2012); First prize, Sezione Giovani Artisti, Premio Morlotti, Lecco, Italia (2011); First prize, Premio Arte Giovane, Soresina, Italia (2011); First prize, Biennale di pittura ‘Luigi Brambati’, Castiglione d’Adda, Italia (2010).

Selective personal and collective exhibitions, international art fairs: Art Up Lille (2015), Galerie Prince & Princesse Paris (February-March 2015), ‘Aliens’ – Casa di Lodovico Ariosto, Ferrara (2014), ‘Flash On’, Galeria Al Kahila, Cairo, Egipt (2014), Stand ‘Protagonisti’, Vernice Art Fair (2014), 1st Art Biennale Sharm el Sheik, Egypt (2013), Arte Piacenza (2013), Arte Cremona (2013), Arte Padova, Fiera di Padova (2013), Naturarte, a cura di Mario Qadraroli, Arsenale di Bertonico (2013), ‘Snake shake river’, a cura di Alberto Crespi, Castello Visconteo di Trezzo D’Adda (2013), Art Brescia, biennale internazionale dell’arte contemporánea (2013), Affordable Art Fair, Milano (2013), ‘A traverso l’anima’, mostra personale, Galeria Oldrado da Ponte, Lodi (2012), Terza biennale d’arte della Citta de Lodi (2011), ‘La Creazione’, Sala Multimediale del Consolato Generale d’Italia a Shanghai (2011), ‘In Transito’, mostra personale, ex – Chiesa dell’Angelo, Lodi (2010).

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