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This webpage is dedicated to Jean-Pierre Sergent's artistic actualities since 2016, like new artworks, exhibitions, new web pages, new series of photos or videos, interviews etc...

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Jean-Pierre Sergent, Portraits of the artist at work on the Bones, Ropes & Flowers II series by Christine Chatelet
New photos
24 September 2022 | Besançon Artist Studio

2 Series of 34 & 49 Portraits-Photos taken by photographer Christine Chatelet showing the artist exposing and developing his silkscreen frames of the images of his new "Bones, Ropes & Flowers II" prints on paper series, September 2 & 14 2022.

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Jean-Pierre Sergent Portraits of the artist at work on the Bones, Ropes & Flowers II series by Lionel Georges
New photos
24 September 2022 | Besançon Artist Studio

Series of 34 Portraits-Photos taken by photographer Lionel Georges showing the artist silk-screening the images of his new "Bones, Ropes & Flowers II" small prints on paper series, September 12th 2022

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Portraits of the artist Jean-Pierre Sergent at work on the Bones, Ropes & Flowers II series
New webpage
15 September 2022 | Besançon Artist Studio

Series of Portrait-Photos taken by professional photographers showing the artist working through the various stages of the silkscreen process to produce his new series: Bones, Ropes & Flowers II, Summer and Fall 2022. Photos by Christine Chatelet and Lionel Georges.

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Jean-Pierre sergent at WOPART 2022 (Work on Paper Art Fair) OF LUGANO
New exhibition
| Centro Esposizioni | Lugano | Switzerland | Booth Keller Gallery | 23 - 25 September 2022

JPS is going to present, with the Keller Gallery from Zurich, one large painting on Plexiglas from the Mayan Diary series (1,05 x 1,05 m, 2010) and twelve small unique prints from his current Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances series (38 x 38 cm, 2017 - 2020).
23, 24, 25 September, 11 am to 8 pm | Day ticket: 15 CHF
WOPART: www.wopart.eu | management@wopart.eu | +41 (0)765872382 | GALERIE KELLER: Heidi Suter | www.kellergalerie.ch | kellergalerie@sunrise.ch | + 41(0)79 329 58 56

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Artist Jean-Pierre Sergent At work on the Bones, Ropes & Flowers series (Summer 2022)
New photos
13 August 2022 | Summer 2022 | Besançon Artist Studio

Series of photos showing Jean-Pierre Sergent working during the summer of 2022 on the various stages of the artistic process, in his studio in Besançon, for the realization of the series: Bones, Ropes & Flowers. Acrylic hand silk-screened and Indian ink printed on yellow Wang Sketching 80g & Rives B.F.K. white 250g papers, size 80 x 60 cm. Unique prints.

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Portrait-Video #117 | The artist Jean-Pierre Sergent draws on films of the Bones, Ropes & Flowers series
New video
11 August 2022 | Duration : 8:28 | Besançon Artist Studio

Documentary film presenting Jean-Pierre Sergent drawing with Indian ink on positive films the images of his new series: "Bones, Ropes & Flowers". Filmed by the artist on July 29, 2022.

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Jean-Pierre Sergent, texte BARTLEBY OU DIRE NON À L'HUBRIS HUMAINE & SOUVENIRS DE MON AMI L'ÉRMITE AUGUSTE DE LA CENDRÉE
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03 August 2022 | Besançon Studio | France

    "Let us have contempt of any subjection,
    We, the sons of the vast universe, [...]
    Lords of the world, will go as we please
    Wherever we please, free of all control."1

I am writing this text at the end of July, beginning of August 2022, after having read the very beautiful novel Bartleby by Herman Melville, with the powerful afterword by Gilles Deleuze (about which it would be interesting to write also a small text). This reading strongly moved me and touched my deepest self and destabilized me. Perhaps, without a doubt, because of the beauty of the character, this Bartleby, refusing the world and who goes away, towards his death, without saying anything, without eating, without a complaint...

1  The Encatadas, The Barrington Island & the Buccaneers, Herman Melville

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Jean-Pierre Sergent, TRANSCRIPTION DE LA CONFÉRENCE DE JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT : POLYPHONIES : ARTS, CULTURES & CIVILISATIONS | GALERIE L'ORANGERIE | 15 MAI 2022
New text
01 August 2022 | GALERIE L'ORANGERIE, 32 Grande Rue, 70100 Sauvigney les Gray | France | April 23 2022 / June 6 2022

Conference given by the artist Jean-Pierre Sergent during his exhibition: Polyphonies : Arts, Cultures & Civilizations on May 15, 2022. He talks about his artistic work and the traditional and ancient cultures that have largely influenced him. Filmed by Lionel Georges, transcriptions by Karine Joyerot. - See the videos

1/4 : I, THE INFLUENCES AND THE APPEARANCE OF EXTRA EUROPEAN ARTS IN MY WORK, NEW YORK YEARS (1993-2003)
Hello everyone, thank you for coming here to this beautiful Galerie de l'Orangerie. Christine Herrgott, who is a childhood friend of mine, welcomes us and I am going to give you a presentation with some of my works in relation to cultures that have interested me during my career. I've lived in New York quite a bit, I've also traveled to Mexico, Guatemala and I'm interested in a lot of cultures, what we call the 'primitive' (root) cultures, before we called them 'archaic' cultures. So this is how it will be: the conference is entitled: "Polyphonies: arts, cultures and civilizations"...

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Shooting photos of the interview between Jean-Pierre Sergent & Nicolas Surlapierre
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21 July 2022 | Besançon Fine Arts & Archeology Museum, France

20 new photos of the interview between Jean-Pierre Sergent and Nicolas Surlapierre, Director of the Museum, they discuss about his mural installation : The four pillars of the sky (80 m2) at the Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology of Besançon. Photos taken on June 30, 2022 by Christine Chatelet.

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Photos of the shooting of the interview between Jean-Pierre Sergent & Thierry Savatier
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20 July 2022 | Besançon Fine Arts & Archeology Museum, France

20 new photos of the shooting of the interview between Jean-Pierre Sergent and Thierry Savatier (Art Historian and world specialist of Gustave Courbet's work). They exchange about the great mural installations of the artist at the Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology of Besançon. Photos taken by Christine Chatelet on July 2nd 2021.

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ENTRETIEN JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT & NICOLAS SURLAPIERRE, 4-4, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon
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13 July 2022 | Duration : 11:24 | Besançon Fine Arts & Archeology Museum, France


Jean-Pierre Sergent talks with Nicolas Surlapierre, the Museum director, about his mural installation : The Four Pillars of Heaven (80 m2) at the MBAA of Besançon. Filmed on June 30, 2022, cameras Lionel Georges and Christine Chatelet.

DEFEATING DEATH OR THE PARADOXICAL THOUGHT

"These monks here will not conquer death, because they believe in death." Mystics and magicians of Tibet, Alexandra David-Néel

It is the same for Art: to defeat Art, one must never, yes, never, never again, believe in it! JPS, Notes 2022

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INTERVIEW JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT WITH NICOLAS SURLAPIERRE, 3-4, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, France
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13 July 2022 | Duration : 16:46 | Besançon Fine Arts & Archeology Museum, France

Jean-Pierre Sergent talks with Nicolas Surlapierre, the Museum director, about his mural installation : The Four Pillars of Heaven (80 m2) at the MBAA of Besançon. Filmed on June 30, 2022, cameras Lionel Georges and Christine Chatelet.

THE PRESENCE OF THE SACRED, THE SAVAGE & THE TANTRIC RITUAL

BOOK : CONJUNCTIONS AND DISJUNCTIONS, OCTAVIO PAZ 
"Eve and prajnâpâramitâ
The oppositions between Tantrism and Protestantism are of the type light and shadow, heat and cold, white and black. Both are grappling with the insoluble conflict between body and mind (emptiness for the Buddhist) and both resolve it by exaggeration." 
(It's the same as in my painting!)

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ENTRETIEN JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT & NICOLAS SURLAPIERRE,2-4 Durée : 18:24, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, France
New video
13 July 2022 | Duration : 18:24 | Besançon Fine Arts & Archeology Museum, France

Jean-Pierre Sergent talks with Nicolas Surlapierre, the Museum director, about his mural installation : The Four Pillars of Heaven (80 m2) at the MBAA of Besançon. Filmed on June 30, 2022, cameras Lionel Georges and Christine Chatelet.

LIBERATOR & SALVATOR ART (for the artist and for the public?)

"I have often been called a decadent. I have a very favorable opinion of decadence, as Thomas Mann had for example. I am imbued with this decadence. What has always interested me is the examination of a sick society." Luchino Visconti

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INTERVIEW JEAN-PIERRE SERGENT WITH NICOLAS SURLAPIERRE | 1/4 30 Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, France
New video
13 July 2022 | Duration : 18:10 | Besançon Fine Arts & Archeology Museum, France

Jean-Pierre Sergent talks with Nicolas Surlapierre, the Museum director, about his mural installation : The Four Pillars of Heaven (80 m2) at the MBAA of Besançon. Filmed on June 30, 2022, cameras Lionel Georges and Christine Chatelet.

INTRODUCTION
"I'm not here to fit into your world! I'm here to protect mine!" Apache proverb

"Since the WW2 war, the culture has kind of fallen apart. All over the world. And the spiritual level too. [...] Today, more than ever, we must safeguard everything that has a link, however tenuous, with the spiritual." The Sealed Time, Andreï Tarkovski

THE COMPOSITE MONUMENTAL WORK (THE CENTER AND THE MARGIN)

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Artist talk, Jean-Pierre Sergent: Polyphonies : Arts, Cultures & Civilizations, Orangerie Gallery, Sauvigney les Gray, France, Part 1/4, may 15 2022
New video
15 May 2022 | Duration : 14:22 | Orangerie Gallery, Sauvigney-les-Gray, France

- I, THE INFLUENCES AND APPEARANCE OF EXTRA-EUROPEAN ARTS IN MY WORK, NEW-YORK YEARS (1993-2003)
- I-1, The preparatory sketches & drawings, New-York, (1995-2003)
- I-2, The "Beauty is Energy" series, New-York, (2002)
- I-2, The series "Beauty is Energy", New-York, (2002), after September 11, 2001, Art, Violence, Sex and Death
- I-3, Tribute to the Selknam, Alakalufs and Haush Indians of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia
- I-4, Egypt, beauty, woman and offering in opposition to violence...

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Artist talk, Jean-Pierre Sergent: Polyphonies : Arts, Cultures & Civilizations, Orangerie Gallery, Sauvigney les Gray, France, Part 2/4, may 2022
New video
15 May 2022 | Duration : 13:06 | Orangerie Gallery, Sauvigney-les-Gray, France

2nd PART : - II, THE INDIVIDUALISTIC AND MATERIALISTIC IMPOSTURE, THE CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUAL DEFICIT, THE ONLY MATERIALISTIC AND PORNOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF RITUALS, NATURE & TRANSE

- II - 1, The Fashion industry
- II - 2, The rituals of the 'first' societies
- II - 3, The lathe and the sacred painting
- II - 4, The Whole and Archaism...

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Artist talk, Jean-Pierre Sergent: Polyphonies : Arts, Cultures & Civilizations, Orangerie Gallery, Sauvigney les Gray, France, Part 3/4, may 2022
New video
15 May 2022 | Duration : 13:47 | Orangerie Gallery, Sauvigney-les-Gray, France

- III, HOPE IN ART AND IN LIFE, REINTEGRATION OF COSMIC ENERGY AND NATURE THROUGH SEXUAL ENERGY
- III-1, Current works: the series of "Shakti-Yoni, Ecstatic Cosmic Dances", (2017-2021)
- III-2, The Aztecs and Mayas of Mexico and Guatemala, the skulls of the dead and the axis mundi
- III-3, Benares India, spirituality-eternity...

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Artist talk, artist Jean-Pierre Sergent: Polyphonies : Arts, Cultures & Civilizations, Orangerie Gallery, Sauvigney les Gray, France, Part 4/4, may 2022
New video
15 May 2022 | 20 May 2022 | Duration : 17:59 | Orangerie Gallery, Sauvigney-les-Gray, France

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS with the public...

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Jean-Pierre Sergent, video, CANOE TRIP IN THE DOUBS RIVER #3
New video
15 May 2022 | 9 May 2022 | Duration : 3:55 | Doubs River, border between France & Switzerland

Movie of a canoeing trip in the Doubs Basins, the River that forms the border between Switzerland and France. The artist presents the place where he often goes canoeing. We discover the beauty of nature, the timeless presence of rocks and the changing fluidity of the river and in spring time, the powerful renewal of nature. 

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The Orangery of Sauvigney-lès-Gray organizes an exhibition dedicated to Jean-Pierre Sergent, entitled "Polyphonies: arts, cultures and civilizations" by Dominique Bolopion
New article
04 May 2022 | Est Républicain, Haute-Saône, May 5 2022

Coming to see an exhibition at the Orangery of Sauvigney-lès-Gray is an experience that invites you to take time, the time taken to go to a place that is worth the detour, but also to contemplate contemporary works.
Until June 6, the place welcomes paintings by Jean-Pierre Sergent. Originally from the region where he studied Fine Arts after a school of architecture in Strasbourg, he flew to Montreal and then New York to develop his imagination on canvas for ten years...

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Jean-pierre sergent, 180 New Art prints on yellow Wang paper 80g of The Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances series 2021
New webpage
27 April 2022 | Summer 2021 | Besançon Studio | France

354 new photos of the art prints completed during 2021 of the serie Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances, printed mainly in unique prints, acrylic hand silk-screened and Indian ink on yellow Wang 80g paper, unframed size dimensions: 25,5 x 25,5 cm / 10''x10''.

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Jean-pierre Sergent, 230 New Art prints on white BFK 250g paper of The Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances series 2021
New webpage
27 April 2022 | Summer 2021 | Besançon Studio | France

369 New photos of the art prints completed during 2021 of the série Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances, printed mainly in unique prints, acrylic hand silk-screened and Indian ink on white BFK 250g paper, unframed size dimensions: 25,5 x 25,5 cm / 10''x10''.

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Jean-pierre sergent, Works on Paper XV (Portraits 2021) x 133 new photos-portraits of the artist working on the Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances Series
New webpage
24 April 2022 | Summer & Fall 2021 | Besançon Studio | France

Photos-Portraits shoots by professional photographers presenting the artist completing different steps of the silk-screening process in order to continue his series of the Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances at his Besançon Studio's during the Summer and Fall 2021.

- 1-27, Photos by Alice Marc, June 26 2021
- 28-61 & 104-133, Photos by Lionel Franck Georges, August 27 & October 11 2021
- 62-103, photos by Christine Chatelet, September 3 2021

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Jean-Pierre Sergent, Works on paper XIV (2021) x 448 new workshop photos: Working on the Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances 2021 Series
New webpage
23 April 2022 | Summer 2021 | Besançon Studio | France

448 new photos showing the artist at work in his studio during 2021, completing the different steps of the silkscreening process in order to continue his new series of the Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances.
Unique prints, acrylic hand silkscreened on yellow Wang Sketching paper 80g & white B.F.K. Rives paper, 280g, 25,5 x 25,5 cm / 10''x10''.

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Article, jean-pierre sergent: artist of the ecstatic soul, by ava baria & sooni gander in happy ali magazine exhibition: polyphonies: arts, cultures & civilizations
New article
20 April 2022 | Happy Ali Magazine | Hong Kong | by Ava Baria & Sooni Gander

“The arts and rituals of the ancient civilizations seem to him much more adapted, more complete, concrete and just, in front of and towards the complex realities of our cosmic self and of our human, individual and collective destinies: birth-death of every human being and of every civilization, sexuality being obviously the link and the starting point of all this. And violence, too, because life always feeds on life, even when fully vegetarian, it can only be so.” 

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Jean-Pierre Sergent, Polyphonies : arts, cultures & civilisations (exposition), article par Jean-Paul Gavard Perret
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15 April 2022 | By Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret for lelitteraire.com

From past to future

Taking as a sort of incipit to his exhibition Hermann Hesse's sentence: "When you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What is not part of ourselves does not bother us", Jean-Pierre Sergent creates since his works made in New York, after his Mexican trips and the attack of September 11, 2001, an energy and he adds "an aesthetic, karmic, sexual violence".
Everything seems to resurface from the depths, from archaic times, wild in fusion with existence...

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Exposition Jean-pierre Sergent, POLYPHONIES: ARTS, CULTURES & CIVILIZATIONS
New exhibition
| GALERIE L'ORANGERIE, 32 Grande Rue, 70100 Sauvigney les Gray | 23 April > 6 June 2022

Presentation of about twenty works on paper and a large Plexiglas painting inspired by ancient and traditional cultures.
Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm and during the week by appointment
Opening: Saturday, April 23 from 2pm
Conference: Sunday, May 15 at 4:30 pm (reservation required)
Meeting with the artist : Saturday May 28 at 3pm

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Artist Jean-pierre Sergent, Video-Portrait #116 | Artist working on the silk-screen frames | Photos by Alice Marc
New video
25 January 2022 | Duration : 2:15 | Besançon Artist Studio

Pitch-Art video presenting photos by photographer Alice Marc of the artist in a work session, blocking the small pinholes on the silk-screen frames of the new "Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances" series. Photos taken at the studio on June 26th 2021.

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Jean-Pierre Sergent artist, Corpus-Archive Video #61: SHAKTI-YONI: ECSTATIC COSMIC DANCES #26
New video
24 January 2022 | Duration : 3:33 | Besançon Artist Studio

This Pitch-Art video is presenting a miscellaneous selection from small works on paper of the "Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances" series. Monoprints, acrylic hand silkscreened on yellow Wang paper 80g (25,5 x 25,5 cm / 10''x10''), printed during Summer and Fall 2021.

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Artiste Jean-pierre Sergent, Corpus-Archive Video #60 : SHAKTI-YONI: ECSTATIC COSMIC DANCES #25
New video
23 January 2022 | Duration : 3:13 | Besançon Artist Studio

This Pitch-Art video is presenting a miscellaneous selection from small works on paper of the "Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances" series. Monoprints, acrylic hand silkscreened on yellow Wang paper 80g (25,5 x 25,5 cm / 10''x10''), printed during Summer and Fall 2021.

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