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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DF ART PROJECT | PARC FLORAL PARIS 2022

Dear Reader,

I am happy to tell you that I will participate in the DF Art Project exhibition which will be held at Pavilion 18 of the Parc Floral de Paris 12th district from 01.10 to 10.10.2022.

I will present five photographic compositions from a recent work on my “Metamorphoses”.

The highlights of this exhibition will be:

> The VERNISSAGE: Saturday October 1st from 6 p.m. with a Performance by Symphorien Demares & Catarina Melim and presentations of the Batik Workshop by the Collectif Seni7+ and that of the Collectif NY Collage Ensemble.

> The FINISSAGE: Sunday October 9 from 6 p.m. with a Performance by Anne Sophie Lancelin.

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DF Art Project, makes beat the green lung of the 12th district of the capital!

The emerging collective of Figurative Destructuralism returns from October 1st to 10th, 2022 at the Parc Floral de Paris with a breathtaking program of contemporary artists. 

After three years of experience based on the recruitment of artists across the planet, DF Art Project is mobilizing to present for the third time its international collective within the 360 m2 of Pavilion 18. 

In this setting of the Floral Park, a real green lung of the capital that enchants 1 million visitors every year, more than 60 artists will exhibit their common vision of their art around the Figurative Destructuralism.

The Figurative Destructuralism is a societal reflection where the possibilities of emancipation of the man as the autonomy of his imagination are redefined. This conceptualization of artistic practices around the fragmentation of the figure brings together painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, collage, digital art, performance and installation.

The exhibition at Pavilion 18 is now the major annual meeting of the DF Art Project which since 2019 maintains a strong artistic line. See you from October 1st to 10th, 2022 to enjoy this real artistic walk in a natural environment to discover artists witness of our time. 

Free entrance by presenting this invitation at the gatehouse at the main entrance of the Parc Floral.
 

CONTEMPORARY ARTWORKS IN ANTIQUE FRAMES

Blog Antique Artworks | Éric Petr
[0x18CBA3] Metamorphoses © Éric Petr

Contemporary artworks framed in antique frames

Some of my photographic works are intended for framing in old frames. I like to associate the timeless value of my works with a time in history that the frame evokes.

For exemple, this photograph was taken in the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd in San Sebastian, in Spain.
When I take photographs in spiritual places, I often see angels or mythical creatures appear in my images. The long exposure times allow the invisible to record on the films in my cameras.  For example, in this photograph, a Phoenix is flying. The Phoenix is a bird from Greek mythology that by its power is reborn from its ashes after being consumed in the flames. It symbolizes the cycles that punctuate life, death and resurrection. It is also called the firebird. 

Title: [0x18CBA3] Metamorphoses, 2012
Printing: Limited Edition #1 of 3  (+ 1 AP)
Paper: Hahnemühle Glossy Fine Art Baryta Satin 300g
Size of the printed image: 9x14cm

Frame: Napoleon 3 (19th century) picture frame with beveled glass with a nice decoration of a golden ribbon (9x16cm x2cm 264g) 
In this photo, a Phoenix flies ♪ (‘θ `) ノ ☆☆ 〜

French Antique & Art gallery

This is a French antique gallery and shop on the Etsy site which offers a selection of my photographic works presented in very beautiful old frames.
Etsy guarantees the transaction and the quality of the shops it hosts and from which it also draws its reputation as the world’s leading merchant site for small designers and artisans.

A TELLURIC JAPAN | CORRIDOR ÉLÉPHANT’S EXHIBITION

I am very happy to know that my photographic story 「地電流」has been featured on CORRIDOR ÉLÉPHANT photography exhibitions!

地電流, in Japanese, means telluric current.

This photographic work highlights the perceived feeling, when one lives in Japan, of these enigmatic forces which make the identity of Japanese culture.
I relate this dull telluric energy to images that respond to some of these vibrations as if it were, in a way, a topological ultrasound.

See the 地電流 exhibition of Corridor Éléphant
https://www.corridorelephant.com/expositions/eric-petr

地電流 2o18 | Erection of a demiurge in the skies of Tōkyō © Éric Petr
地電流 2o18 | Erection of a demiurge in the skies of Tōkyō © Éric Petr

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

NUIT RADIEUSE AT THE CITÉ RADIEUSE

Blog Exposition Nuit Radieuse
Détail Nuit Radieuse 2020 © Éric Petr

Exposition « Nuit Radieuse »

La Cité Radieuse  | Marseille 
Vernissage, Monday June 14 at 5 p.m.

“I wanted to talk about my city; Marseille, a city unloved and yet so beautiful, split by its stigmata, its urban wounds, which only offers its divine protection from the Bonne Mère to those who marvel at it. » 

The title « Nuit Radieuse » means « Radiant Night » and rhymes with the name of the place « La Cité Radieuse » given by the architect Le Corbusier and which means « The Radiant City ».

« Radiant night » is a photographic story realized in December 2020 for the second confinement by Éric Petr during a short stay in a room located on the 8th floor of the La Cité Radieuse’s hôtel.

About this photographic work

Le Corbusier’s “La Cité Radieuse » is not only a masterpiece of contemporary architecture but also one of the strong emblems of the Phocaean City and it is from this Unité d’Habitation which dominates the city that I had the desire to photograph the soul of my city, Marseille. From this urban portrait emerges a photographic story made up of 32 photographs. 

I invite you to read the very beautiful text published in the contemporary art magazine Canoline Critiks which admirably sheds light on this work which is based on the idea that cities are only energy and that they vibrate with waves that cross them.

Canoline Critiks

Les talents émergents de l’art contemporain

Éric Petr, Nuit radieuse, récit photographique

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

IN THE MANNER OF

A la manière de... exposition | #bootstrap_4/5
#bootstrap © Éric Petr, 2017

In the manner of …

from January 2 to January 20, 2018
Opening on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7 pm

THE PLACE

The Associative Gallery les Ateliers Agora
ateliers-agora.fr

2 Place Thiers – 13430 Eyguières, in partnership with ESDAC
(School of Design, Applied Arts, Communication of Aix-en-Provence)
dedicates its places of welcome to an exhibition dedicated to photography on the theme
« In the manner of … »

PREAMBLE

Consciously or unconsciously our photographic activity, whether we are amateur, knowledgeable or professional, always finds its inspiration in the work of a master, a guide, a muse.
Somewhere we become the continuity of his thought, of his work.
It is this point that interests us.
It is this point which is the object of our subject.

IN THE MANNER OF… ?

Whether he is a writer, poet, filmmaker, photographer, sculptor, painter, this artist has been, perhaps, is still a guide in your photographic work.
Why not become an extension of his work.
Why not express your feelings about a part of his work.
It is not a matter of plagiarizing, copying, imitating or reproducing.
It is a question of drawing inspiration from at least one part of your work, of extending in your own way the way you see and put in image, to give a new approach, a new dimension, a new staging of a subject.
To copy is to be a slave.
To borrow, is more interesting because the idea grows.
Inspiration and evolution is rewarding.

THE AUTHOR’S WORD

« IN THE MANNER OF …「 Pierre Soulages 」 »

#bootstrap_2o17 is a project, which originates in the footsteps of Pierre Soulages light and on a first reflection in 2004 which leads to a netArt project realized on a html page « TrAVerSéE2nUiT 2oo4 », a work of 36 x 1024 pixels (36.864 pixels) which refers to the breakage of silver for digital.

-> www.pozekafee.net/eric.petr/traversee2nuit/

#bootstrap is first and foremost a tribute to Pierre Soulages but also to Edgard Gunzig because they led, without being aware of it, the orientation and the research of my photographic work until recently, when I establish the obvious correlations between Pierre Soulages on the one hand, for my questioning on light as matter and on the other hand, between Edgard Gunzig who, in a second time, made me think about the essence of this luminous material and its timelessness.

The choice of a highly textured Japanese paper, for this series of five non-dissociable elements, is essential insofar as its structure comes, as an echo, recall the physical matter of the « black-light » paintings of Pierre Soulages.

Note: Bootstrap is an explanatory theory of the origin of the universe developed by Edgard Gunzig.

EXPOSED ARTWORK

#boostrap_2o17 | pentaptyk #1/3 copies + 1 AP

This Photographic artwork is a series of 5 images (8×12 cm) on a horizontal line of 140 cm.
The photographs are printed on a Washi Fine Art paper 260g fringed and very textured (10×15 cm) and they are frame-mounted without glass with a floating fixation of the image and each frame measures 15×20 cm.

Please look at the details of this artwork

THE EYE OF PHOTOGRAPHY | INTERVIEW

THE EYE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

A Favorite of L’Éléphant

Eric Petr is a French photographer born in 1961.

He lives in Marseille and, very discreetly, walks around with his camera into public and sacred places. His photographs dazzle, amaze young children through their beauty. They subjugate, astonish mature viewers.

Eric Petr, at seven years old, was a precocious and talented « shooter ». Humble and belonging to no one, his photos, variations of light, summarize what life is: fragility and greatness. …

INTERVIEW

Why did you choose photography?

I didn’t choose it. It imposed itself on me as if something in my subconscious memory was always connected to it. When I look into the eye of my camera, a distance from the world is created, and this distance is what gives me the necessary space to feel in sync with this world. Ever since I looked though the viewfinder of the 6×9 my father lent me at a very young age, I was fascinated by this alternating ambiguity between being an observer and an actor in the observation. For me, photography is the way to free something unconscious, dominated by an instinctive drive, inspiration.

How did you end up making these types of photos?

It was a long journey, but, in the end, when I think about it, everything is pretty consistant. I always had the desire to draw out the invisible record of the interconnection of universal elements and the relationship that connects us to them.

What would you like to photograph you haven’t yet?

My dream would be to photograph what came before the Big Bang, just to reassure myself and tell that our universe is only a fraction of a spark of a world in perpetual movement, not a world frozen between parentheses, a world without a father.

What influences the figurative for you?

The figurative stabilizes the elements. It assures us that we are. It reassures us in the sense that we can see, is. It creates an image frozen in our present. This image take an atemporal dimension through which our minds can travel in the spacetime of our imagination.