Videos - Interviews
Jean-Pierre Sergent discusses his work and his new series of small works on paper with Rose Sun (from Australia), in front of the large mural installation presented in the artist's studio. Rose will now represent her work in Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. Rose Sun, Opulence Estates Pty Ltd.
Diversions Magazine met Jean-Pierre Sergent in his artist studio in Besançon on January 9, 2018. He presents his work, and we can currently see some of his pieces at Arbois at an exhibition Franco-Chinese collective.
The artist discusses her work with her philosopher friend Marie-Madeleine Varet at the microphone of Hector Lagos Club of Optimists. They talk about their meeting and evoke the reading perspectives that the public can develop to better appreciate the work of the artist.
Small extract of a Thierry Savatier conference: Le Fragment en Peinture, where he talks about Jean-Pierre Sergent's work.
TRANSGRESSIONS? : A 53 mm documentary film, Jean-Pierre the artist exchange with Marie-Madeleine Varet-Pietri, the philosopher about the idea of transgression in art. Specially about the art works exhibited during the show Sex & Rituals at the Omnibus Gallery in Besançon, France, in March-April 2013.
Jean-Pierre the artist exchange with Pascal Bertrand the director of the Omnibus Gallery, Besançon, France, about the themes of the Large Papers exhibited at the show Sex & Rituals in the Gallery, in March-April 2013.
A 40 mm documentary film recorded on May 13th 2012, at the Courbet Farm, by Lionel George for the Conseil général du Doubs. Thierry Savatier a specialist of Gustave Courbet's work & Jean-Pierre Sergent have been talking about his influences in his monumental wall installation for rhe show Nature, cultures, the worlds origin's.
They also discussed about the obvious and more intimates connections between Jean-Pierre's and Courbet's works: specially the monumental sizes of their paintings and the similar constant uses of the themes of Nature and of the eroticized women bodies largely represented in both of their art works.
Thierry Savatier is an art historian specialist of the XIX century and writer of : L'origine du monde : Histoire d'un tableau de Gustave Courbet. He is editor of the art blog in the famous French newspaper Le Monde : « Les Mauvaises fréquentations » .
His conferences have been held at the folowing places: Les Tribulations de L'Origine (Université d'Amiens), L'Ori-gyne du monde, image ob-scène ? (New York University, Ecole normale supérieure de la rue d'Ulm), La Scène érotique chez Gustave Courbet (Université de Rennes), L'Origine du monde (Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Fondation Beyeler, Musée de Thouars), Le Dictionnaire de cuisine d'Alexandre Dumas (Musée de Thouars), Le Non-dit dans le cinéma de Nadine Labaki (Université Saint-Joseph, Beyrouth). Thierry Savatier had also written the preface to Sergent's exhibition catalogue "Nature, cultures, l'origine des mondes".
Laurent Devèze Interviewed Jean-Pierre Sergent about his artistic path from his childhood to his Montreal and New York's years and his present living in France. Laurent Devèze is an internationally well known art aficionado who loves new contemporary art creation scenes. He was a french cultural attaché for numerous years in Moscow, Yoanesbourtg, Stockholm, and Los Angeles. Nowadays he is directing the prestigious art School in Besançon, France, were J-P Sergent studied from 1980 to 1981.
A documentary film, recorded on December 16th 2011, by Didier Barthod-Malat at the Superior Institute of Fine Arts, Besançon, France.
©JL GANTNER 2009
A 13 mm video, Jean-Luc Gantner Interviewed Jean-Pierre Sergent about his artistic skills, cultural influences and readings, filmed at this besançon studio location in 2008.
Jean-Luc Gantner is a journalist and movie maker, he realised severals documentaries for french nationals TV : sur Les nouveaux mondes / France 2 ; Envoyé spécial / France 2 ; Metropolis / Arte ; Thema / Arte ; Le magazine du sénat / France 3. He is working today as a journalist reporter for the national French TV France 3. He is also editing of a really interesting cultural blog : LE JOURNAL DE NÉON™
SERGENT / ©JL GANTNER 2009
Documentary film by Jean-Luc GANTNER, 2008
A 13 mm video, Jean-Luc Gantner followed the steps of Jean-Pierre Sergent during his 2008 artistics events.
- 06/28, Open Studio in Besançon, France.
- 07/21, Silkscreen printing work in the studio.
- 09/15, View and interview at the show "Mayan Diary 24", city of Ornans, France
- 11/7, making of "Gribouillis, Bondage, & Géométrie Sacrée" silkscreen on plexiglas 5'x10', at Mignotgraphie factory, coproduce with the gallery du Pavé dans la Mare, Besançon.
Jean-Pierre Sergent interviewed by Jean-Pierre Lambert for TOR alternative Television, December 3rd 2010, for an exhibition at the Artamazone gallery, Bevaix (Neuchâtel), Switzerland, December 3rd 2010 to january 23th, 2011.
Jean-Pierre Sergent in the East Village Life TV Show with David Barish.
David Barish came to visit the Mayan Diary exhibition at the Taller Boricua New York cultural center in East Harlem in 2002. You can see some people of the New York art scene of the 2000 : Keyth Duncan an artist, Marcos Dimas, the curator of the show, Miguel Baltierra menber of the board with his parents, Pierre Louaver a painter and friend's of Jean-Pierre, Gabriela Herrera etc...
eastvillagelive-davido.blogspot.com / www.tallerboricua.org
Jean-Pierre Sergent interviewed by a journalist friend in his New York, Long island City studio's about his Mayan Diary series art works, paintings on Plexiglas. This interview have been broadcasted on the New York TV Chanel 67 on April 15Th 2012 at 9.30 pm