baptiste tavernier
Born 1981 in France, I pursue a creative path that has led me from experimental music through the martial arts of Japan to the painter’s canvas. I first studied digital arts and musical composition at Paris University, and took part in several avant-garde musical projects during those years.
In 2006 I decided to move to Japan and immerse myself in martial arts. I studied several modern Budo and classical fighting styles, and achieved proficiency in the production and repair of Japanese armors. I wrote several articles and books on the topic of martial arts and released two music albums with Japanese shakuhachi player, Sabu Orimo: Sphères and Kamakura Juniso. For several years I also studied  ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), and monsho gaku, the Japanese heraldic tradition.
Since 2010, I have created a diverse body of work, including musical, digital and pictorial projects. Labyrinths and Eastern aesthetics, which I am best known for, hold an important place in my portfolio..
# Education
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
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# INFLUENCES
Pierre Soulages
H.R. Giger
Ishida Tetsuya 
Salvatore Sciarrino
Yang Yongliang
Steve Reich
 Nihei​​​​​​​ Tsutomu
# Solo Exhibitions
To come: 2019-12;  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
To come: 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.

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