DEMIURGIC THOUGHTS AND IMAGES: BIRDS, WHALES & YANTRAS
> Friday October 27: 2 - 6 pm > Saturday October 28: 10 am - 8 pm > Sunday October 29: 10 am - 6 pm > Entrance fee : 6 € > Hall A2 Booth #102
> JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT
Jean-Pierre Sergent, French-American artist, developed his repertory of artistic forms in the United States (New York) and continues to work and exhibit regularly in France, Europe and since 2016 in China. He engages himself in themes of eroticism, shamanism, and the cosmology of the afterlife and chaos. The artist uses life's forces to confront individual and collective mind/body and social/cultural forms of alienation. His works dig deeply into the collective super-conscious and various pre-industrial mythologies in order to honor the Man/Nature/Culture/Universe interconnection. He also depicts "wholeness areas" which human beings can reach through spirituality or sexual intimacy.
> ABOUT THE EXHIBITED WORKS
- Four of the new Plexiglas paintings from the Entropic Suites 2015 series, will be exhibited for this 2017 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 about twenty small erotics works on paper from the Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances, 2016-2017 series, 25 x 25 cm.
> DEMIURGIC THOUGHTS AND IMAGES: BIRDS, WHALES & YANTRAS “It is easy to acquire inner joy by depriving oneself of one's body. I believe it more honest to seek total joy, taking into account this body."In Les Vraies Richesses, Jean Giono
My work, like Nature itself, is a work on superabundance: superabundance of images, colors, emotions, perceptions, energies, sexes and ecstasies. We must not forget, as many of our contemporaries do, that the body is the first and only receptacle and the vehicle of pleasure and joy, as Jean Giono so rightly said ... What ever really happened during mankind history, that our intellectual and technological overpower destroyed everything ...? Do a tabula rasa of our love emotions, poetry, plants, animals, spirituality, spirits and Gods? Will the Kamis spirits of the Japanese people survive progress? And why all the American Indians have been exterminated or enslaved: the Selknam of Tierra del Fuego, fighting only with bows and arrows against the automatic rifles of the English "Lords" who have come to make hunting parties to adorn their fireplaces with scalps of those "primitives", who absolutely did not disturb anyone in any manner? Why still nowadays destroy temples and places where one is worshiping Gods all over the world, kill the Tibetan monks or strip the Australian aborigines of their lands? Fortunately, Art allows us to restore, surely in a modest way, this immense imbalance by testifying and making the public aware of the beauty that inhabits us, everywhere and so generously! Today, we must really rethink our relationship to the world, and I sincerely hope that my paintings, through their iconographic and cultural diversity, can contribute to it, in regenerating the World as we think it...!
> VISUALS OF THE EXHIBITION AND THE MAKING OF THE ARTWORKS
- 1 - 15, Screen-printing the small works on paper, photos by Christine Chatelet, Summer 2017. - 16 - 19, Wrapping up the Plexiglas paintings with Jean-François Delamain, October 6th 2017. - 20 - 38, Hanging up the paintings on the booth with François Burnel, Christine Chatelet, Guillaume Jacquinot, photos by Christine Chatelet, October 26th 2017. - 39 - 60, Photos of the opening night with Mélanie Abot, Bérengère Chicouéne, Sylvie Walter, Manon Laigle, Fatima El Ajjouri, Guillaume Jacquinot, le October 27th 2017.
> EXHIBITED ARTWORKS
- 1 - 4, Entropic Suites, mixed technics on Plexiglas, 1.40 x 1.40 m, 2015 - 5 - 25, Shakti-Yoni, Ecstatic Cosmic Dances, acrylic hand silkscreened on B.F.K. Rives paper, 0.43 x 0.42 m, 2016, 2017