Artist from Haiti ( 10 Mar 1956 - )
Nicolas Dreux was born on March 10, 1956 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He began to paint as a student of Calixte Henri in 1973. He works with a razor blade; laying on the paint thick in spots and scraping it to tranparency elsewhere. After this he accents some elements of the painting with the corner of the blade.
Traumatized by the political violence in Haiti in the early 2000's, Dreux suffered a breakdown and stopped painting for several years. Since he started painting again, he has been creating wonderful pictures, sophisticated little gems.
[Biographic notes from Galerie Macondo.]
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