ABSTRACT PROPOSALS | PHOTOGRAPHY

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I’m pleased to invite you to the opening of the “Propositions Abstraites” photography exhibition, Wednesday January 24, 6-9pm.

EXHIBITION
January 25 to February 3, 2024
open Wednesday to Saturday, 2 to 7 p.m.

ABSTRACT PROJECT GALLERY
5 rue des Immeubles Industriels
75011 PARIS metro Nation
www.abstract-project.com

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ABSTRACT PROPOSALS
PHOTOGRAPHY
For the second time, Abstract Project gallery presents an exhibition focusing on photography, its practices and its approach to non-figurative abstraction.
The widespread availability and distribution of photographic possibilities has increased personal production tenfold, fostering experimentation and generating, in its continuous flow, abstract images from professionals, amateurs or simple opportunities to look.
Avoiding an exhaustive panorama of this research, we wanted to invite artists close to the Réalités Nouvelles movement, whether photographers, painters or visual artists, to present their occasional or regular practice of abstraction in photography.
By looking at the various media not in silos, but as tools that interact, feed off and support each other, the exhibition highlights how these artistic disciplines influence artists in their approach to abstract photography, and set them apart.

Exhibition initiated by Michel-Jean DUPIERRIS and Jun SATO with…

Caroline BOUCHER
Florian BOUXIN
Charlotte BRASSEAU
Michel CARDOT
Marcel CROZET
Denise DEMARET-PRANVILLE
Philippe Henri DOUCET
Hippolyte DUPONT
Elisabeth LAPLANTE
Éric PETR
Jun SATO
Marie-Françoise SERRA
Yoann YVONNET

zz 光 0x308518BF Éric Petr | Blog Abstract Project Exhibition Paris January 2024
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Title: Hikari 0x308518BF
Year: 2023
Copy: #1/3
Size: 19 x 19 cm [Cadre 32 x 32 cm]
Technique: Digital photography in situ Nikon DF, Nikkor Q135. Lucia Pro pigment inks on Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl 285g paper.
Print made at Éric Petr Studio inspiration

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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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USEFUL INFORMATIONS

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
www.cnfap-artsplastiques.org

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

MY EXHIBITED ARTWORK


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)

PARIS KYŌTO | NEW REALITIES HORS LES MURS > RETROSPECTIVE

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

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

JAPANESE ARTISTS 🇯🇵
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 )

ARTISTS OF NEW REALITIES 🇫🇷
Mohamed AKSOUH
Sandrine ARS-COIGNARD
Maria ARVELAIZ-GORDON
Joanick BECOURT
Milija BELIC
Roger BENSASSON
Joël BESSE
Christine BOIRY
Francesc BORDAS
Claire BORDE
Caroline BOUCHER
Carol-Ann BRAUN
Jeanne CHARTON
Anne COMMET
Ralph CUTILLO
Claire DE CHAVAGNAC
Diane DE CICCO
DELNAU
Olivier DI PIZIO
Bernard DIDELLE
Philippe Henri DOUCET
Gilles DROUIN
Yannick DUBLINEAU
Sahar FOROUTAN
Alain GUILLON
Héloïse GUYARD
Frédéric HENNINGER
Stefanie HEYER
Ingrid HORNEF
Mary-Christine JALADON
Bernard JEUFFROY
Françoise KULESZA
Erik LEVESQUE
Alain LONGUET
Pascal MAHOU
Cristina MARTINEZ
Sylvie MARY
Jean-Paul MEISER
Celia MIDDLEMISS
Munira NAQUI
Jean NAVAILH
Roland ORÉPÜK
Paola PALMERO
Ana PÉREZ VENTURA
Éric PETR
Laurence REBOH
Jun SATO
Marie-Françoise SERRA
Madeleine SINS
Bogumila STROJNA
François SUPIOT
Sandrine THIÉBAUD-MATHIEU
Marine VU
Jacques WEYER

THE PLACE

Kyoto International Community House (kokoka)
2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8536 JAPAN
tel : +8175-752-3010
https://www.kcif.or.jp/

Exhibition organized with The New Realities Paris
http://www.realitesnouvelles.org

NEW REALITIES | PARIS KYŌTO 2023

RÉALITÉS NOUVELLES
HORS LES MURS PARIS KYŌTO

ABSTRACT ART ー WORKS ON PAPER

An exhibition co-sponsored by the
Kyōto City International Foundation

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

VERNISSAGE :
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

https://www.kcif.or.jp/en


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.

www.kyotographie.jp


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

FORESTS 2023 @ CNFAP | SYLVE COSMIQUE OPUS 1

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


“FORESTS”
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

About CNFAP

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…

www.cnfap-artsplastiques.org

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

ABOUT THE ARTWORK EXHIBITED

“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

MY TIMELESS EFFLORESCENCES OPUS 8

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.

www.corridorelephant.com/expositions/eric-petr

ポピー opus_8 © Eric Petr, 2022

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

Please click on each of the images to download them 👇

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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.
 

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