VARIATIONS OF LIGHT OPUS 6

Variations of Light opus 6 [27cmx127cm] – Éric Petr, 2022
My octoptych Variations de Lumière opus 6 will be presented at Réalités Nouvelles 2022.


This year, the Réalités Nouvelles will take place in seven different locations in Paris from October 20 to 23, 2022.

The two main exhibition venues will be the ESPACE COMMINES in the 3rd arrondissement and the REFECTOIRE DES CORDELIERS in the 6th arrondissement.

About my exhibited artwork


THE NEW REALITIES AND ITS HISTORY

1946-47: the association called « Salon des Réalités Nouvelles » replaces the association « Abstraction-Création » (1931). This is the Salon de l’Abstraction, animated by the artists.
1956, then 1980: all the tendencies of abstraction are represented at the Salon, and right up to the margins of abstraction.

Text by Erik Levesque, from the 2022 Tribune of New Realities

The first “Réalités Nouvelles” exhibition took place in 1939 in Paris. It consisted of two successive exhibitions, each split into two series. First exhibition and first series from June 15 to 28, “Works by French artists”, with the participation of the Duchamp brothers and the Delaunay couple. The second series from June 30 to July 15 was devoted to “foreign artists” including Kandinsky, Kupka, Malevitch, etc. accompanied by Le Corbusier and Jeanneret’s project for a modern art museum. The second exhibition, from July 17 to 31, was devoted to « works by artists whose inobjective tendency voluntarily stopped before 1920 » (with Jean Crotti, brother-in-law of Marcel Duchamp) and « works by artists after 1920 » including Barbara Hepworth, Jeanne Kosnick-Kloss, Sophie Taeuber-Arp… The suite, made up of artists “who worked after 1920 in this direction”, was to take place on October 1. The declaration of war on September 1 caused him to fizzle out. Suzanne Duchamp, the sister of the brothers of the same name and wife of Jean Crotti, took part in the birth of the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in 1946, and the Duchamp clan was finally complete!… Read more from the Tribune

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RÉALITÉS NOUVELLES 2021 | PARIS

RÉALITÉS NOUVELLES
A B S T R A C T I O N S
22 〜 24 OCTOBER 2021

ESPACE COMMINES
17 rue Commines 75003 Paris
M° Daughters of Calvary [L8]

CORDELIERS REFECTORY
15 rue de l’Ecole de Medicine 75006 Paris
M° Odéon [L4 – 10] GALLERY

ABSTRACT PROJECT
Exhibition of small formats from October 14 to 24
5 rue des Immeubles Industriels 75012 Paris
M° Nation [L1 – 2 – 6 – 9]

This year, the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles will be exhibited in 3 different places.

About my artwork exposed

www.realitesnouvelles.org

The Salon of Abstraction has been held every year since 1946 in Paris. Its objective is to promote works of art “commonly called concrete art, non-figurative art or abstract art”.
The Salon was founded in 1946 by the artists Sonia Delaunay, Auguste Herbin, Jean Arp, Jean Gorin, Pevsner… as a continuation of the “Abstraction-Création” association (1931).
The expression « Réalités Nouvelles » was born from the pen of the poet Guillaume Apollinaire in 1912 to designate abstraction as the form that best expresses Modern Reality.

Read more …
www.realitesnouvelles.org/intro.htm

DIFFRACTIONS

zzb 0x3877BF03 | Éric Petr
光 0x3877BF03 © Éric Petr, 2017

In my images, the visual material is redefined, the objects are broken down to be reassembled according to volumes and complex plans, giving a new conception of our vision of the world. 

Pablo Picasso changed through his expressive gaze, the perception of objects and the space that surrounds us to surprise and question the viewer.

In my own way, I recompose our perception of the world by retranscribing the information felt in a language made of visual material.

The vibrations or impressions that I feel in certain sublime places are captured by the prism (or pentaprism) of my camera to take shape in the field of our visual perception, just like light waves (this matter forms elementary particles ) which pass through the pinhole of a black box to take shape for our eyes by their simple diffraction.

In a way, it is a question of suggesting to the reader to feel what is, more than to see what was.

A priori, the reading does not seem direct but as one discovers my images, one gradually finds the keys necessary for their readability and understanding.

In a time when we need to understand everything immediately, where time gives rhythm and orders our emotions, the timelessness of my photographs urges the observer to stop, to suspend his time, to disregard his daily life to penetrate the multiple strata of my images and free his subconscious.

RÉALITÉS NOUVELLES 2019 | SHENYANG CHINA

ABSTRACTIONS | 抽象
Museum of LAFA|鲁迅美术学院美术馆

Departement of Fine Arts | Shenyang, China
& RÉALITÉS NOUVELLES | ParisCurator: Xi ZHEN

September 23 〜 October 7, 2019 

Vernissage on Monday, September 23 at 3:30 pm
Museum of LAFA, Shenyang [ China ]

I am happy to participate in this exhibition where I will present my polyptyk « Ô Fujisan »

About my artwork Ô Fujisan

Ô Fujisan, polyptych © Éric Petr (2018)

​INTENT AND NON-INTENT | 1905 ART SPACE OF SHENYANG

​INTENT AND NON-INTENT
1905 ART SPACE|法国新现实主义协会艺术家群展「有意·无意」

1905 Gallery | Shenyang, China
Exhibition « outdoors » of  ]RN structure[

July 13 〜 October 7, 2019

I am happy to participate in this exhibition where I will present my « Variations of Light »

About my Variations of Light opus 1

Variations of Light opus 1 [octoptyk 2o17] © Éric Petr

RÉALITÉS NOUVELLES 2017

SALON RÉALITÉS NOUVELLES

| 71e edition | Abstractions |
Parc Floral, Paris
October 15 to 22, 2017
Opening on saterday, October 14th at 6 pm

I will expose my new artwork 「 #fragments 」

« The Salon des Réalités Nouvelles is an association of artists and an art exhibition in Paris, focusing on abstract art. The exhibition takes place annually in October and ranks among the top Parisian art salons.

The expression “réalités nouvelles” –“new realities” — was penned in 1912 by the poet Guillaume Apollinaire to designate abstraction as the form best suited to expressing modern reality.

The first exhibition with the name was held in 1939 in Galerie Charpentier, organised by Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Nelly van Doesburg and Fredo Sidès.
In 1946 the Salon was officially established as a successor to Abstraction-Création by Fredo Sidès, and its first board included Jean Arp, Sonia Delaunay and Albert Gleizes as members. Sidès was chairman until his death in 1953.

With enthusiastic critical support in its early days, the Salon quickly proved successful, presenting geometric and concrete works by artists such as Jean Dewasne and Victor Vasarely as well as non-figurative works by Pierre Soulages, Georges Mathieu, Vieira de Silva, and Robert Motherwell.

Since 1956, the Salon has embraced all abstract trends, including allusive figuration and conceptual forms, as well as a variety of media ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, installation, and the digital.

Over the years the exhibition has been held at a number of different locations. Since 2004 it has been located at the Parc Floral de Paris, showing painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, engraving, and digital media by over 350 artists each year. Exhibitors are chosen by a jury, based on a portfolio presentation.

Current abstract trends represented include allusive figuration as well as conceptual, concrete, geometric, gestural, haptic, lyrical, and nominalist abstraction. Painters, sculptors, and installation artists show one work each; artists showing smaller format work on paper – such as prints and drawings – are allowed two or three works apiece.

Since 2008, under the leadership of its president Olivier di Pizio, the Salon has expanded its exhibition scope to include a series of “Hors les Murs” (“Beyond the Walls”) shows in France and internationally (Beldrade in 2013 and Beijing in 2014).

The association’s governing committee, presided by Olivier di Pizio, is composed of the following artist-members. »

© Éric Petr | fragments 3b-5 0F (2017)