Born in 1936 in Cernăuţi-Bukowina in Ukraine, Constantin Flondor studied at the Fine Arts Institute in Bucharest. In 1966, he co-founded Group 1+1+1 comprised of three artists. This would be Romania’s first experimental art group, known as Sigma from 1970 onwards. Their kinetic experiments using photography and films led the group’s members to “rediscover” an intensely expressive approach to painting around 1978. Flondor went on to co-found the Prolog group. Since 1991, he has taught at the West University of Timişoara, where he has developed a progressive art pedagogy methodology.
He is mostly interested in studying the primary elements—the air and the earth, which led him to a series of large-scale drawings, part of a global, integrative comprehension of the world. Both his solo works and collaborative projects were markedly influenced by constructivism and rooted in algorithm, so that each element of a work was also a data bit. Flondor was also interested in how his para-architectural forms react in response to their surroundings.