Artist, painter, photographer, musical creator, author, poet, archivist and video maker, Alain Saverot is a creator who has continued without stopping, ever since his admission to the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts (French National Fine Arts School), at the age of 17.
His principal individual exhibitions, since 1975, have taken place in Paris (especially at the local Town Hall in the 1st arrondissement), Melun, New York, Tokyo, Dakar and Tunis. Spontaneous, lyrical and filled with warm expression, his style of painting remains somewhere between the figurative and the abstract, with a predilection for the theme of the human face (and its various expressions). For certain exhibitions, his video installations have also been displayed.
In music, he has published the CD albums "The Alain Saverot Story (1975-1996)",
President from 1977 to 2001 of the "Bilan de l'Art Contemporain" (Organisation for the Assessment of Contemporary Art), originally founded in 1890, Alain Saverot organised important exhibitions of European artists in Paris (sponsored by the Paris City Council), Québec (sponsored by the Ministry of Culture), New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Taipei
Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, Silver Medal of the City of Paris and Gold Medal of the R.C.D. (Democratic Constitutional Union of Tunisia).
Who was the father of SAVEROT ?
Who was the father of SAVEROT (N°2 official statement)
Man-eye trying to tame time by means of the eye of man
gallery on Internet?
Eyes-seeing are his first priority. Alain Saverot's canvases are overloaded with eyes. His paintings reiterate his own persistent contemplation of the world. Rarely has the eye been so present and taken on so many forms as in the work of the painter. The eye means more to Alain Saverot than to anyone else. He lives through his eyes. He creates through his eyes. He understands through his eyes. His insatiable eye knows how to see and to learn. For Alain Saverot, watching means reading reality page by page, image by image. His obsession is with stopping an image, by painting it, by photographing it, by drawing it. Sometimes the instant is gone in a fraction of the second. And once the instant has been frozen he wants to file it, to give it a place retroactively in the course of time to be reconstructed; while continuing his own quest for the time of a lifetime. And this time, which he grasps but never has in hand, is closer to pure energy for him than to an anecdote, energy he reflects both in his philosophical texts (here we can mention l'Esquisse métaphysique) and in his paintings, like Transparence, for example . His quest is to seize the vortex of time in his symbolic, obsessional spirals. Saverot associates many signs and ideas with the spiral -- continuity, movement, cyclical movement to infinity; and, even more, the labyrinth. Because, for Saverot, every effort to obtain movement and time is subject to the discovery of mystery.
Alain Saverot's works never stop. The artist can always come back to them and recreate them, to give them the language that has evolved inside him since the last brushstroke on the canvas. So Saverot's works travel with him through his life. Even when they have been filed, even when they are temporarily finished, they can be recovered. Like his paintings that are never immobile, Saverot also creates painting in movement, that vibrates in video with his plastic vision of the world. Videos that have no story to tell other than the taming of time...
Don't miss the opportunity to see and hear this gallery echoing with several artistic languages. After all, Alain Saverot's name spells out the word ART.
Vychovalá, Bratislava (2001)
like to tell anecdotes, others do it better than I. I am not a man of appearances. I am
not interested in happily following or even criticizing a given school of rt. But I gain
enrichment from all sources, without preconceived impressions, from the Occident or the
Orient, from countries in the northern or the southern hemisphere, today, yesterday, or
the day before. Prehistoric art fascinates me.
entirety is only meant to contribute a synthesis of new aesthetics to the great path paved
by our skillful predecessors (from primitive art to lyric abstraction) to the
"spirituality of art" dear to André Malraux and to Zen calligraphers. To a
naive determination to express the Universal Being, or more exactly (and more modestly)
the universal being ... the universal soul, that which is common to men of all times and
places-black, yellow, white or red. I am not saying, however, that my painting is in any
way religious or sacred art!
Membre de l'Académie " Pierre d'Angle "
|De l'autre côté des apparences, le monastère Saint Honorat des Iles de Lérins (au large de Cannes)||Alain
Conception and esthetic
Alain Saverots Tunisian exhibition of 38 works of art won a great success among young people there. This exhibition was extended, in fact, for two further showings at two different locations in Tunis. The works were then entrusted to the authorities of the R.C.D., the sole political party in Tunisia, in 1998. One of them was offered to the powerful Tunisian President Ben Ali, who thanked the artist graciously through the intermediary of his council minister.
The Castle of Vaux-le-Pénil, just next to Melun (in the department of Seine-et-Marne). Where Alain Saverot worked for more than 15 years ; where the Marquise of Sévigné or Léopold Sedar Senghor came ; where the original draft of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen was drawn up ; where a first layout (mercantile, alas !) for a pre-Museum of Surrealism was created. Will this castle some day become the Saverot Museum ? ? ? and the real museum at last of a real and living surrealism ? ? ? and still revolutionary ? ? ?...