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Nicolae Fleissig

Sainte-Colombe-sur-l'Hers, France

Born in Tirgu Mures in Romania in 1948.
In 1973 - graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Bucharest (sculpture section)
Moves to France in 1982, in Sainte Colombe sur l'Hers, in Aude, where he currently lives and works.

Nicolae FLEISSIG essential international sculptor:
- more than 121 monumental sculptures in the world;
- 83 individual exhibitions;
- 69 group exhibitions;
- museums, private collections, symposia;
- 25 countries crisscrossed.

Born March 24, 1948, in Romania, he went into exile for France in 1981, fleeing the Ceausescu regime by its artistic "decadence".
It passes through Paris where he met the art world of the time and began his career with Gerard Laurie, renowned Parisian gallery, which among other things sells sculptures Nicolae Francois Mitterand and Chirac Mrs ...
It’s settled in Aude in 1982, in Sainte Colombe sur l'Hers, on the border of Ariège, where he creates a center of contemporary art in the 90s which will operate until 2007.
Nicolae is a sculptor, all his life he devoted himself to the material: stone, granite, wood, metal, leather, etc.

Nicolae takes us to the discovery of his sculptures, some of which monumental are veritable crossroads where an essential approach is inscribed: trapping the flight of time, fixing memory, connecting past, present and future in a dynamic confrontation, between tensions and collusion.
Disc grinder or chisel in hand, Nicolae pierces the wood, breaks the stone, creates openings, opens windows, raises strange wind houses, punctuates his “little squares”, invests the material and, his sculpture - dazzling evolution of the form to which he confronts us - lives as much by emptiness as by matter.
Lifted, massive, architectural stones, open works, interior volume, balance, a passage from inside and outside.
Nicolae loves stone with sincerity and transfigures it with her passion.