Born in 1976 in Nice, Nicolas became acquainted with glass-blowing after meeting Jean-Claude Novaro.
His work takes us back to our childhood, and his dream-like characters whisk us away into a world of fantasy. Nicolas proves quite deft when sculpting laughing eyes, a daring pout, or a funny posture, all of which help bring his sculptures to life. Resorting to primary colours in his simplest pieces reinforces their lightness and spontaneity.
Nicolas takes advantage of everything that glass, a very versatile material, has to offer. Some of his pieces are blown, some carved from the block at a temperature over 1,150°C and then highlighted through chromatic effects or adorned with contrasting materials. He plays with transparence and opacity, polished and rough surfaces, setting his creations against a background where glass intermingles with wood, stone, steel, and silicon in order to create fish, snakes, and cacti. A moment watching him work makes it clear that in addition to his artistic eye, it is Nicolas’s sense of ease and agility that allows him to make the best of the supple material. The artist’s imagination makes no mystery of its inspiration which includes comic books and animated films, but which also stems from a minute observation of animal moods… as well as human ones.
Nicolas’s art can be discovered through numerous exhibitions organised by the galleries that represent him in Europe and the USA.