Barely suggested, and sometimes evanescent as a thought, in a movement generated by warm kisses, ruby color, pink or sunny, symbol of lightness and carelessness, like a breath which would cross the seasons, straight out of the matrix of the world, are reborn in this magical Provence, the time of a dance announcing the torrid heat, my timeless efflorescences.
I am very happy to share with you this new series, exhibited by CORRIDOR ÉLÉPHANT. I invite you to discover the continuation of this photographic work in the Exhibition Gallery.
“My work constitutes a thought process on the nature of light – a quest for its essence.
I borrow light, in its most primitive form, as raw material, as the foundation, the architecture of my entire photography. Light is not used as something that can show or illuminate what is around us, but only for what it really is, for its undulating, corpuscular nature.
I fashion this light in such a way that its filtering, reflection or dazzling may redefine the space I happen to be in and offer a different perception of the world.
I ask the question of whether our actual perception is but a placement of our own selves in relation to the universe, and as a result, if this perception shapes our own comprehension of reality, or should I say, of a certain reality.
My work is part of a meditative endeavor, but one where I am personally detached from any introspection. I like the idea of being crossed by atoms, of feeling so vast that we have a sense of being in every place at once, yet also focused on just one point, the one my camera happens to be located in. I engage in long working sessions to record the vibration of a place, its atomic resonance, or its indecipherable atmosphere, and like a film whose duration plays out in just one image, a story unfolds according to the diction of scenography and movement whose inspiration is in sync with the elements composing this very place.
In my work on the “Metamorphoses”, light intervenes in a specific way on the reflection of objects, so that their scene setting in situ creates figures akin to dilated bodies, figures composed of floating ethers coalescing in complex and destructured shapes that the image, when developed, restores, as if they conformed to a potential reality.
These bodies do not belong to space or time, nor do they belong to our world, they are but aggregates of waves and particles locked in a perpetual motion, elements which come and collide with my inverted T wave, just for one, brief moment.
My photographic writing is direct, that’s to say that it enters into a narrow relationship with the material. It is born from a meeting that takes but an instant, fixed on the border of temporality, caught between a being and the universe. This is what we could call a point of contact between Heaven and Earth.
There is no such thing as chance, merely synchrony. My meeting with the DF Art Project is of this nature. I would never have thought that there could exist as many common points.
And if this beautiful meeting with Déstructuralisme Figuratif took place, it is also because all the elements had come together so that my work could contribute a humble stone to their edifice. And above all, the DF Art Project involves a communion of individuals around a societal thought on human beings and the infinite possibilities of transgressing their shape through a fragmentation of the figure. A whole aspect of my work enters into consonance with this position, one where figures dilate, and where this full expansion of my imagery aptly questions the conceptualization of these shapes and their quantic connection to reality.”
by Éric Petr
About Figurative Destructuralism
The structure DF Art Project, represented by the Figurative Destructuralism movement, is an artistic collective of living plastic artists sharing a vision of art which is common to them and by which artistic work is oriented towards a fragmentation of what is real. This reality is put into perspective, distorted or dynamically transformed.
Through this conceptualization, the artists position themselves against a rising tide of individualism, where human exchange has given way to rampant loneliness. Their introspective focuses on analysis and the multidimensional creation, where the surreal comes to the fore and where, more generally, new less human, more virtual interactions are created.
These perceptions aim to reveal, through what could be called an optimistic rally cry, a situation, probably generational, of a globalized society in the throes of mutation facing – a society faced with an uncertain, ever-changing future.
Through artistic creation, the DF Art Project presents its considerations on a society where true possibilities for the emancipation of mankind as well as like the independence of human imagination are being redefined.
Pierre Soulages joined, this Wednesday October 26, 2022, the infinite small, this small so big that it is a world to it only. A world where elementary particles are free to choose their positions and speeds. A world where the Light and the Black Holes are the Masters of an immeasurable Paradise with an immense horizon, Laniakea!
Adieu, Pierre Soulages, may peace be in your soul, so beautiful was it in our small atrophied world but will you have shown us, the time of a century, what the Light, thus revealed in your marvelous “outrenoirs”, is.
I have an immense thought for this so beautiful work which inspired me so much.
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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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.
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 ☆☆ 〜
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.
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.
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.
9 artists are exhibited Adèle Bessy / Adrien Conrad / Brno Del Zou / Eric Petr / Gregory Dreyfus / Juliette Frescaline / Marie-Christine Palombit / Suzanne Larrieu / Yohan Blanco
Mémoire de l’Avenir invites, for two consecutive exhibitions, the international artistic collective of DF Art Project, which brings together artists sharing a common plastic research, around the fragmentation of reality, its perspective, its distortion and/or its dynamic transformation. The artists of the collective question the subject as much as the medium, through plastic, photographic, sculptural, performative, or video projects. Text: Mémoir de l’Avenir
My exhibited photographs are from my theme “Métamorphoses”.
Métamorphoses are bodies in expansion like floating ethers, which take shape in complex and unstructured volumes that the image restores to the gaze as a possible reality. Bodies which belong neither to time, nor to space, nor to our world but which are only aggregates of matter, waves and elementary particles in perpetual motion, to freeze at a moment T on my negative or my sensor. Métamorphoses would be a photograph of the expansion of the universe, at a precise point in its trajectory, where spectra would take on random and recognizable forms containing the mnemic of the cosmos. My photographic writing is direct; it is born from the encounter of a moment fixed on the thread of timelessness between man and the universe.
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.