MURMUR 2023 @ CNFAP | ささやき

ささやき 0x604ABB51 (détail) © Éric Petr (2023

I am happy to announce the MURMURES exhibition
organized by the CNFAP at the La Ville A des Arts gallery in Paris 18th from 4.10 to 15.10.2023 and bringing together 41 visual artists who will express themselves on the theme of murmurs.
A Vernissag will be held on this occasion on October 3 at 6:30 p.m. 🥂✨

Participating artists:
Ayasaky Rikka – Barrovecchio Luc – Bauer Caroline – Belin Hélène – Bismuth Mélina – Blauth Lurdi – Braun Guy – Brebel Catherine – Bry Christine – Burdeos Rosa –  Collandre Françoise – Dubois Tristan – Dudret Geneviève – Edouard André – Ferru Magdéleine – Fourmestraux Éric – François Claudine – Gendre-Bergère Christine – Gérodez Jean-Claude – Gehand Annie – Guyon Spennato Elizabeth – Jäggi Andreas – Kouninioti Catherina – Koyama-Meyer Stéphane – Lambrechts Marc – Loquen Claudine – Lorsa – Nassor Carine – NEL – Pedeau-Said Geneviève – Pelouze Anny – Petr Éric – Pichereau Alain – Pourny Anne – Sartori Ana – Searle Patrick – Shahnaei Najine – Souliotis Dimitrios – Sustrac Bernard – Tralongo Pauline – Vuerich Franco

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The Ville A des Arts
15 rue Hégésippe Moreau
75018 Paris
Metro Place de Clichy lines 2 & 13

Open every day: from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free entry access
Presence of artists on site

About the CNFAP
French National Council of Plastic Arts

The French National Council for the Plastic Arts is the French National Committee that officially represents France in the IAAA (International Association of the Plastic Arts), an NGO under the auspices of UNESCO, and issues a professional artist card.
Under the impulse of the General Direction of Arts and Letters of the Ministry of National Education, the CNFAP was created in 1956.
It includes, among its founding members, 20 eminent artists, including : Georges BRAQUE, Roger CHAPELAIN-MIDY, André DUNOYER de SEGONZAC, Marcel GROMAIRE, Marie LAURENCIN, André LHOTE…

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ささやき 0x608EBF51


The two exhibited works are part of a short photographic novella「ささやき」produced in Japan in May 2023.

ささやき (Sasayaki), in Japanese, means “Murmur”, the title of the theme “Murmures” in French.

These photographs are, for those who know how to listen to silence, the murmur of nature.

While my photographic artwork tirelessly questions the murmurs of the universe, I did not think that the waves that I captured that night in Kanazawa, in dialogue with the moon, transmitted to me a vibration heralding the 6.5 magnitude earthquake which occurred a few hours later, on May 5, 2023 at 2:42 p.m. in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Everything is just a murmur of these waves which constantly pass through us and transmit to us in their infinite trajectory, the echo of the World, if indeed we can interpret it.

Photographs, Hahnemühle B&R Rag 310g paper, light oak wooden box and anti-reflective and anti-UV museum glass.
From left to right (below):
ささやき 0x608EBF51 (2023) 30x30cm #1/3 (+1AP)
and ささやき 0x604ABB51 (2023) 30x30cm #1/3 (+1AP)


Photograph shown in Kyōto © Éric Petr 光0x58B17F46

The New Realities exhibition | Paris Kyōto 2023 Hors les Murs

The exhibition of NEW REALITIES > PARIS KYŌTO < [abstract works on paper] held at the KYŌTO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HOUSE (KOKOKA) in the city of Kyōto from April 26 to 30, 2023, during the Kyōtographie International Festival, was an event nurtured by some very fine encounters.
A mainly Japanese public came to see this exhibition, encouraging a highly constructive exchange in the spirit of opening up art and culture beyond national borders.

An opening ceremony was held on April 26, the day of the Vernissage, by Mr Fujita Hiroyuki, Director of the Kokoka hosting the exhibition, and Mr Jun Sato, organizer of the Réalités Nouvelles event.
Also for this occasion, Mrs. Mikiko Tanaka, Member of the Kyōto Prefectural Assembly, and Mr. Masayoshi Imamura came to arrange two sumptuous bouquets of flowers that lit up the space throughout this magnificent exhibition.
This event was also an opportunity to welcome an elementary school class, and drawing workshops and exchanges with the artists were organized to raise awareness of abstract art among this very young audience.

Video presentation of the exhibition at the end of the hanging
Floral arrangement by Mikiko Tanaka さん and Masayoshi Imamura さん
The Artists (from left to right): Akane Masano さん, Shigekazu Tonomura さん,
Yasushi Furutake さん (visiting artist), Éric Petr and Okayoko さん


OKAYOKO( おかよこ )
Hiromi SATO( 佐藤 ひろみ )
Shigekazu TONOMURA(とのむら 茂一 )
Akane MASANO( まさの あかね )

Mohamed AKSOUH
Milija BELIC
Christine BOIRY
Francesc BORDAS
Claire BORDE
Caroline BOUCHER
Carol-Ann BRAUN
Olivier DI PIZIO
Philippe Henri DOUCET
Héloïse GUYARD
Stefanie HEYER
Mary-Christine JALADON
Françoise KULESZA
Pascal MAHOU
Sylvie MARY
Jean-Paul MEISER
Munira NAQUI
Laurence REBOH
Marie-Françoise SERRA
Madeleine SINS
Bogumila STROJNA
François SUPIOT
Marine VU
Jacques WEYER


Kyoto International Community House (kokoka)
2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8536 JAPAN
tel : +8175-752-3010

Exhibition organized with The New Realities Paris




An exhibition co-sponsored by the
Kyōto City International Foundation

Wednesday 26.04 Sunday 30.04.23 [09:30 17:00]

Wednesday April 26, 2023 [17:00 20:30]

Kyōto International Community House
“Twin Cities” exhibition room
2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku, Kyōto, 606-8536 JAPAN
Tel : +81-75-752-3010

I am happy to be invited to this beautiful event and I will present for this exhibition on abstraction a new photographic work in 3 copies printed on matte cotton fiber paper of 40x55cm.

I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you at the opening 🙂

During our exhibition, the International Festival of Photography
KYOTOGRAPHIE” will take place in Kyōto from 15.04 to 15.05.2023 and you can also see other exhibitions on this occasion.

zzb 光 0x58B17F46 © Eric Petr blog
光 0x58B17F46 (detail) photograph 30x45cm © Eric Petr, 2022


Sylve cosmique opus 1 (Triptych 48x100cm) © Éric Petr

CNFAP Exhibition
14.03 > 25.03.2023
City Hall of the 8th district of Paris
Mº St Augustin

This event organized by the French National Council of Plastic Arts is part of the cultural events related to the International Day of Forests which takes place on March 21.

“The exhibition offers forty four artworks, as many visions and questions about the forests and their interaction with the world around us, the richness and complexity of the relationships of our societies and our cultures, of man and are future.”
© Ana Sartori


The French National Council for the Plastic Arts is the French National Committee that officially represents France in the IAAA (International Association of the Plastic Arts), an NGO under the auspices of UNESCO, and issues a professional artist card.
Under the impulse of the General Direction of Arts and Letters of the Ministry of National Education, the CNFAP was created in 1956.
It includes, among its founding members, 20 eminent artists, including : Georges BRAQUE, Roger CHAPELAIN-MIDY, André DUNOYER de SEGONZAC, Marcel GROMAIRE, Marie LAURENCIN, André LHOTE…

Exhibition FORESTS by the CNFAP from 14.03 to 25.03.23 at the City Hall of the 8th district of Paris


“Sylve cosmique opus 1” Triptych
Éric Petr, 2o22 / copy #1/3

Presentation : Triptych of 48 x 100 cm composed of three photographic’s tableau.
Technique: Digital camera and pigment ink print on satin-finish fine art paper.

From these threads of light, which flow over our forests as water spreads life, are hidden the secret codes of the creative matter that reproduces the universes. This powerful energy seeps into the interstices of nature and its cosmic sap works to shape the universe in the matrix.
This first opus was born from this reflection on the life-giving power of the forest but also on its vulnerability.
This new project will write its next opuses to reveal the forest in its most poetic form but also to make the reader aware of this equation: vitality / fragility.

Flyer of the CNFAP FORESTS exhibition


ポピー opus_8 © Eric Petr, 2022

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.

ポピー opus_8 © Eric Petr, 2022

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.

ポピー opus_8 © Eric Petr, 2022


The Battle of the Amazons | Metamorphoses 0xB09FE203 © Éric Petr, 2o2o

“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.


zzb Tribute to Soulages 0xD861CD40 © Éric Petr
Tribute to Pierre Soulages 0xD861CD40 | Abbaye de Conques August 2022 © Éric Petr

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.

Thank you very much, Pierre Soulages!

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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


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

Please click on each of the images to download them 👇

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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.


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.