Born in 1981 in France, Baptiste Tavernier pursues a creative path that has led from experimental music through the martial arts of Japan to the painter’s canvas, where his muse now focuses.
Trace Tavernier’s polymath œuvre and you find three cynosures guiding him: intense concern with pattern and logic; relentless focus on the discipline of craft; and creative inspiration without horizons. On canvas, these three elements now fuse to reveal a unique and rigorously observed perspective, elegantly rendered with impeccable craft: mathematically precise abstractions the form of surreal cities.
It is the culmination of a journey that began early in the millennium at Paris University with studies in digital arts and musical composition, influenced by experimental music pioneers like Gerard Grisey, Salvatore Sciarrino and Steve Reich.
Tavernier’s path took a dramatic virage in 2006 with the decision to move to Japan and immerse himself in martial arts. Within a decade, though, he had reached higher ranks in several disciplines of swordsmanship, achieved proficiency in the making and repair of armours, while studying Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), and Monsho Gaku, the Japanese heraldic tradition.
Since 2010, Tavernier has created a diverse body of work, including musical, digital and pictorial projects. He now works on developing a fictitious surreal universe called Terra Oblivia.
PARIS VIII University
PhD of Digital Arts (uncompleted) | 20052006
PARIS VIII University
Master of Digital Arts | 2004
MONTPELLIER III University
Bachelor of Musical Composition | 20002002
H. P. Lovecraft
# SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020-04. 円ト線 (Circles & Lines) — SGT Art Museum, Katsuura, Japan
2019-12. 年2501 — Courtyard Hiroo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018-08. Filles D’Ariane — VR exhibition, Art Curator Japan
2017-11. Erring Ways — Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
2017-02. Past Corridors — Haohaus Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2015-02. Exploring Labyrinths – Gold – — Galleria Farina, Miami, USA
2014-07. Mazes — Seikai Resort, Beppu, Japan
# GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019-11. Serenity. — AHM Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2019-10. Soil Project: Dialogue Among 4 Cities — Huashan Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2018-11. W.E. — AHM Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2018-10. Stay Asia — AHM Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.
2018-07~09. Neo Japonisme – Résonances 2018 — La Ferme des Arts, Vaison-la-Romaine, France
2017-11. East Meets West — Yuan Ru Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2017-02. Apocalyptic Nostalgia — Yuan Ru Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.
2016-01. Untitled — FM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2015-07. Kosan no Kai — Lucite Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015-04. 19th Salon Blanc International Exhibition of Contemporary Art — Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan
2014-12. Opposites Attract — Galleria Farina, Miami, USA
# ART FAIRS
2018-03. Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
2017-11. Art Square Taipei, Taiwan
2017-07. Art Santa Fe, USA
2017-05. Tokyo International Art Fair, Japan
2017-03. Art Central, Hong Kong
2016-12. Art Square Taipei, Taiwan
2016-09. Rotterdam International Art Fair, Netherlands