Jean-Pierre Sergent

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Dionysos, Perpetual Orgy of Life

Dionysos, Perpetual Orgy of Life

Gallery Juno, NY, January 15/February 20, 1999, translated by Andrea Meyer

New York, 1998, monotype and editions of 15 prints, acrylic silkscreened on B.F.K. Rives paper, 10''x10''.

The erotic image never leaves us indifferent; it has a role and a function, hence its attraction, its violence, its perversity. It directly touches the spectator's soul.
The libido represents both freedom and obligation: freedom to act as an individual and obligation to reproduce as a species.
Art and Eroticism stand in opposition to society organized around work, thus becoming sulfurous, taboo. The more societies work, the less individuals achieve emotional and sexual climax, and this imbalance lodges itself between conscious reality and subconscious aspiration.