Nightmare Backstage (2021), led, acrylic on canvas, 135 x 172 cm.

Zsolt Bodoni (b. 1975)
Bodoni has been known for his wraithlike canvases on the Eastern European mind. His dark and dingy atmosphere is now turned into an ingenious and – literally – ’bright’ essay on medium-specificity in art. The figurative painting that captures three dimensions in two is now enriched by a new, non-planar form of being confined to a paintable plane. The light that regularly has to be mastered on the front now hits from the back.