By Laurent REBOURS
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The Coeur de Beauce Tourist Office in Orgères-en-Beauce (Eure-et-Loir) invites you to discover until September 11, 2022 the works of the painter Jean Pierre Faurie.
This artist-pedagogue, committed, exhibits twenty-seven paintings, half of which are unpublished.
From the Causse to the Beauce
Eco-art according to Jean-Pierre Faurie a committed artist, master of this environmental art, is to be discovered in the heart of Beauce.
He was born in June 1947 in Caniac-du-Causse (Lot), not far from Coeur-du-Causse. He could therefore only find affinities with this other territorial heart which brings him a rhyme.
Jean-Pierre Faurie is a painter and has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout France, but also at the Ferandiz Foundation in Madrid in 1996, at the museum of Bergkamen in Germany or even at Tokyo in 2001.
A teacher’s life
He devoted twenty years of his career as pedagogue then psychomotrician to help children with learning difficulties. For the next fifteen years, he worked as an educational adviser in plastic arts in eight districts in the north of Hauts-de-Seine, creating in 1988, with the support of the city of Gennevilliersthe training center Plastic Arts of the North 92 “.
For three years he was in charge of the comic book workshop for teenagers at the Édouard Manet School of Fine Arts in Gennevilliers.
It is a temperament, a character. Like Coluche, whose cookie-cutter humor he shares and a certain way of playing the imbecile to hide a deep sense of friendship, a warm humanity and an uncompromising social lucidity. A leader of men (or women?) of unparalleled vitality, this great living man moved mountains in the rather inert environment of National Education where he organized plastic arts courses.
Also called environmental arteco-art, is a committed artistic movement.
It results from a awareness of the progressive degradation of the environment by man and his activities. Eco-art seeks, through the feelings provoked by artistic works, to raise awareness and inform society about the future of our planet. Painting, sculpture, literature… all forms of artistic expression contribute to this ecological awareness.
Carrés de Soi, unpublished works
The exhibition Squares of self brings together works born from the questions and concerns of Jean-Pierre Faurie on the transformations and the ecological future of our planet such as the disappearance of hedges in many French territories.
Artist-painter and visual artist, he wishes to specify:
The works shown there are not intended to be sad but are a cry for everyone, farmers and individuals, to restore some order in this nature which has been particularly abused.
More than half of the canvases presented, and which combine acrylic paint, inks, sand, painted and torn Japanese paper, plants, wood glue, are unpublished.
The Tourist Office, artistic relay and place of reflection
Open all year round, the Cœur de Beauce Tourist Office (formerly Maison de la Beauce) is both a museum space on the Beauce of 400m2 and a tourist office.
Since its creation in 1995, the Maison du Tourisme, located in Orgères-en-Beauce in the south of Eure-et-Loir, has welcomed, in particular, artists who wish to highlight Beauce.
Photographs, sculptures, paintings, drawings, theater, the director, Charline Bonin, recalls that “all forms of art have their place in our House and participate in the dialogue with visitors about the evolution of our territory, their fears, their expectations but also their joys”.
It also recalls that “knowledge is the most beautiful wealth. The Tourist Office offers many educational workshops in order to participate in the cultural and artistic learning of students and give them the means to reflect and express themselves”.
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