NEGREANU Matei, glass sculpture, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 1983

“Matei Negreanu can seem reserved concerning the esthetics of his work. If he is a big expert in the manipulation of the glass, he also has a big notion of the beauty, classic certainly but mainly contemporary. The expression of the beautiful comes to him ceaselessly in front of objects or landscapes.

We can then better understand that he considers himself as a big observer of forms and lights, and that all his work feels the effects of it. There is always in his sculptures and even more in the last work, a bond between opacity and transparency of the material in the play of cracks or shards, an echo between elegance and harmony of the stocky or wiry forms and a dynamics between poetics and show with the inlays of luxuriant colors or unusual materials in the glass”.

Marie Bonnal, art critic

Extract of the catalogue of the exhibition Matei Negreanu, Editions Galerie Capazza, 2013


Born in 1941 in Bucarest, Romania

Graduated from Fine Arts Academy of Bucarest

Decorated Chevalier des Arts et lettres

Lives and works in France since1981

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Public collections

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Athènes, Greece
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Bordeaux, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Bucarest, Roumania
Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, France
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA
Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Musée de Design et d’arts Appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, USA
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Autotran Museum, Rosmalen, Netherlands
Saxe Collection, San Francisco, USA
Hokaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Musée du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France
Hoya Industry collection, Tokyo, Japan
Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstammlunen der Veste, Coburg, Germany
Ernsting Museum, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany
Pilkington Glass Museum, St Helens
Kunstmuseum, Cluj-Napoca, Roumanie
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Canada

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1994 Matei Negreanu, Éditions Vers les Arts, Niort.

texte : Jean Luc Olivier - Helmut Ricke - Düsseldorf, Dominique Naran - Paris, Hervé Claude

1998 Matei Negreanu, Trajectoires, HD Nick Éditions, Aubais/France

2000 Matei Negreanu, Neues Glass n° 1/2000


2011 Klartext - Verlag, Essen

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Selected exhibitions

Guest of honourof the 3rd Glass biennale of Colombes, France

Galerie Galerie Yolenn White, Geneva, Switzerland

Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

Galerie internationale du verre, S. Lechaszynski, Biot, France

Éclats ! Le Musée se met au verre, musée Wruth, Erstein, France

European Glass Contest, Bornholm, Denmark

Éclats ! Le musée se met au verre, musée Wruth, Erstein, France

Exposition dans la ville, galerie Etienne, Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Conseil Régional d’Alsace, biennale of Strasbourg, France

Glass at the Orangerie, Versailles, France

galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France

Parcours, Musée de Conches, France

Galerie Capazza, Nancay, France

Pavillon des antiquaires and Beaux-Arts, galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France

Les Beffrois de la Culture autour de Rembrandt, Rodin, Picasso, Avesnes sur Helpe, France

Glass sculptures, square de Vergennes, Paris, galerie S. Lechaszynski Biot, France

Maison du Verre, Puy-Guillaume, France

Lignes de silence/résidence d’artistes, musée du verre de Sars - Poteries, France

Global Art Trienal, Borgholm, Sweden

Venezia Aperto Vetro, musée Corer, Venice, Italy

A new century in European Design, Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Cristallomania, Musée Tamayo, museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterey, Mexico

Salon découvertes (Fiac), galerie Clara Scremini, Paris, France

Neues Glass in Europ, Glass Museum Hentrich, Dusseldorf, Germany

Salon Découvertes (Fiac), galerie Clara Screminy, Paris, France

Le verre grandeur nature, Parc floral de Vincennes, Paris, France

International New Art Forms, Chicago, USA

Glass Invitational, Habattat Gallery, Pontiac, USA

Galerie internationale du verre, S. Lechaszynski, Biot, France

Glass Metarmorphosen, Rolandsek, Federal Republic of Germany

World Glass Now, Hokkaïdo, museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

Expression in glass, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland

100 ans de verre en France, galerie Ho-Am, Séoul, South Korea

European Crafts today, Osaka et Tokyo, Japan

Art du verre actualité internationale, musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

Renewal of the glass, musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France

Zweiter Coburger Glasspreis, Cobourg, Federal Republic of Germany

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