7ème BIENNALE DES ARTS PLASTIQUES | Micropolis | Besançon | France
> Friday October 23: 2 - 6 pm > Saturday October 24: 10 am - 8 pm > Sunday October 25: 10 am - 6 pm > Entrance fee : 5 € > Booth # 91
JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT developed his repertory of artistic forms in the United States and continues to work and exhibit regularly in France and the rest of Europe. He recently exhibited at two solo exhibitions in major museums: the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Mulhouse in 2011 and the Courbet Farm of Flagey in 2102. In 2013 he had two solo shows of large works on paper: Sex & Rituals in Besançon, France, and an other show: Cultures-Energies, in Badenweiler, Germany. This summer he had two solo exhibitions in Switzerland: Erotic Graffitis And Sacred Patterns in Basel & Earth Is The region Of The Fleeting Moment in Montreux.
> ABOUT THE EXHIBITED WORKS - Four of the new Plexiglas paintings from the Entropic Suites series 2015, will be exhibited for this 2015 Biennale edition. They are representing highly symbolistic and ritualistic imageries like Japanese's cherry flowers patterns, Mayan demiurgic figures mixed with spirituals energies vortex, Indus Yantras and erotic manga drawings etc... - To be discovered 3 new medium size paper works of the new series Bones & Flowers, 2015 and some small erotics works on paper from the Le désir, la matrice, la grotte et le lotus blanc 2014 series.
- “My works delves deeply into the human subconscious in order to show and remember all the different cultures I am interested in and which were so important (for those who disappeared) at some historical point. My paintings, as an art object, speak directly not only to the mind but also to the guts, the sex, to everyone's body energy as long as they are not blocked by morality, religious beliefs or social constraints. My work in that purpose is like a tool, like a can opener or a hammer, forcing the viewer to experience within his own body a kind of trance, an initiatory trip and to merge himself into a world of pleasures and colours without pain and suffering. But there, in that place, in that sacred ebullating area, still remain the necessary conflicts, the mixing, between life and death, beauty and ugliness, stillness and energies, flowers and harsh obscenities, straight geometrical patterns and the arousal of eccentricity of life sexuality into the universal demiurgic chaos.” Sergent in an Interview with Kayleigh Moreno for The Culture Trip Magazine, July 2014
-1 > 10,Jean-Pierre Sergent work in progress at the Besançon studio's for his new series of paintings on Plexiglas: The Entropic Suites, Spring-Summer 2015.See more > Works on Plexiglas II - 11 > 15, Hanging up the artworks at the Besançon Biennale with Guillaume Jacquinot (photos) & Sylvain Dequaire - 16 > 24, Views of the Biennale booth. - 25 > 45, Photos with the team: Vanida Amiot, Manon Laigle, Estelle Régent and friends & familly : Anne & Marie-Paule Sergent, Jean-Michel Midot, Pierre-Louis Bréchat (former art teacher of Jean-Pierre), Stéphane Blondeau etc... - 31, Pierre Vermot-Desroches (director of the Biennale), Jean-Pierre Sergent, Pierre-Louis Bréchat, & Jean-Louis Fousseret (Mayor of Besançon) - 32 > 35 & 40 > 42, Photos by Stéphane Blondeau
> EXHIBITED ARTWORKS
- 1, 3, Suites entropiques, mixed technics on Plexiglas, 1.40 x 1.40 m, 2015 - 2, Suites entropiques, mixed technics on Plexiglas, 1.40 x 1.40 m, 2011 - 4, Large Paper, acrylic hand silkscreened on B.F.K. Rives paper, 1.30 x 1.20 cm, 2011, 2015 - 5 - 7, Bones & Flowers: The Metamorphosis Of Life, acrylic hand silkscreened on B.F.K. Rives paper, 90 x 70 cm - 8 > 20, Small Paper, acrylic hand silkscreened on B.F.K. Rives paper, 0.43 x 0.42 m, 2014