Born in 1965 in Rodez, France.
Lives and works in France.
In 1984, Nicolas Sanhes enrolled in the Beaux-Arts of Perpignan and discovered his first museum, the Musée de Céret. During his studies, he was drawn to the radical propositions of artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Ad Reinhardt that push the internal contradictions of art to their extreme. The plastic material of his first years was tar. This exploration led him straight to sculpture and the elaboration of radical art forms. These turn questions into the subject of the work. Little by little, Nicolas Sanhes extended his practice to drawing and painting in order to widen his creative scope: “Painting grounds me in my work,” explains the artist. “I make, on my own, big sculptures. It’s physical, long, laborious, exhausting work, so I started painting again because it’s intellectually refreshing.”
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