PIERRE SOULAGES, THE MASTER OF LIGHT

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

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

ITINERANCES OF BEING | MÉMOIRE DE L’AVENIR

Eric Petr « 0xC018DA04 » Métamorphoses • Photograph on dibond • 60 x 90 cm • 2015

ITINÉRANCES DE L’ÊTRE vol.2
04.09 – 02.10.2021

MÉMOIRE DE L’AVENIR
45/47 rue Ramponeau Paris 20e
M° Belleville [L2 – 11]

Opening: Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
www.memoire-a-venir.org

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.

About Métamorphoses

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

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)