Bodner’s limited edition giclee’ prints combine a mastery of digital technology. The vibrant, theatrical compositions embody a menagerie of original characters, personalities, and monsters in surreal, complex settings. With cultural references to the past, present, and his personal vision of the future, Bodner compounds, distorts, and exaggerates for emotional effect—the result consistently friendly and engaging.
There are myriad dimensions to Alan Bodner’s geometric assemblage: colorful tiers of asymmetrical wood, board, and vinyl form imaginary environments and landscapes. Often larger than life, they are fine art incarnations of a carnival shooting gallery; a Noah’s Ark of inanimate objects.
Raised in Portland, Oregon, by an extended family of dancers, musicians, toy distributors, and clothing designers, Bodner’s childhood was an overload of creative forces that nurtured a timeless personality: an esoteric mix of Road Runner, Peter Pan, and Ideal’s Mr. Machine. After an adolescence inspired by Erte, Miro, and mid-century pop art, Bodner moved to Los Angeles and developed his talents at Art Center College of Design.
Created by Alan Bodner and Harry Sabin