Nicolas S. Novac learned to draw very young showing a passion for art, but it is at the age of 11 he fully realized that art is his vocation. He was taking a modeling course and it was the first time he was touching the living material - clay. Children around started modeling various objects, when he tackled a major project "Bas-relief of a battle scene between Romans and Gaul’s".
He attended the School of Fine Arts, Theater - Puppets section. These years of extraordinary experiences were critical for the development of the artist we know today. From puppet design to stage set design, there is nothing that escapes unexplored. His love for puppetry and stage set design led him to embark on unforgettable performances.
Here are a few:
Massa - Mime and Pantomime show - he designs and produced the stage set.
The Ogre and Princess - puppet show - he wrote the script together with two colleague and realized the stage set, costume design, soundtrack and lighting.
Oedipus - puppet show - he wrote the script and directed the show, designed the stage design, soundtrack and lighting. The show participate at the Roman Theatre Festival in Padua-Italy and toured several cities in the Tuscany region.
These extraordinary experiences will define his style. In the early 2000’s, he decided with his wife, to come and settle in Montreal.
The mechanisms in his artwork emphasize on the reality of our world, often incapable to stop even for a second and simply enjoy life. We are ‘’gears” caught in a system that revolves obsessively.
His paintings have the power to transform our perceptions in esthetics and invite to reflection, to dive deep within ourselves. The characters might seem torn away by the daily routine, but a glimmer of hope reign over the silhouettes.
Nicolas use mixed media on canvas, acrylic paint, ink, plaster gears and various mortar relief structure.
See more at: