Jean Pierre Avonts-saint Lager

Jean Pierre  Avonts-Saint Lager

Location: France

I have been passionately fond of material and fabrics since I was a little boy.
I have dedicated my professionnal life to creating and making clothes, costumes, accessories and theater settings (Lyon, Paris, London, Leeds, New York, Miami, Venice...). I have been making quilts since 2005.
The first article about my work was written by Naomi Ichikawa, managing director of the Japanese magazine “Patchwork Quilt Tsushin” (number 139, August 2007).
Since then I have been in more than twenty five textile exhibitions In France and Europe but I keep thinking that textile art should be available and appreciated by a greater audience.
In October 2011and 2012, I was selected for exhibiting in "FIBERMEN 1" and "FIBERMEN 2" in Kherson, Ukraine. These annual exhibitions are dedicated to men in textile art throughout the world.
Not being a quilter of the traditional sense I feel free to use many different materials such as metal, glass, leather, paper, plastic in my work, though most of it is still done with fabrics.
Through my quilting I am trying to explore the infinite varieties of textures, colours and transparencies just as others would use painting, wood or stone to make their intimate world come to life.
I am very interested in the nature of human beings and take all my inspirations from the universal and timeless mysteries such as death, solitude, love and vanishing time.

Latest exhibition : European Patchwork Meeting (Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines - Alsace - France) September 2013.
Next exhibition : Open European Quilt Campionships in Veldhoven (Netherlands) October 23rd/26th, 2014


Portfolio:

MY TEXTILE WORK

HARLEQUIN “HARLEQUIN”

Fabrics, leather, glass
106 x 112 cm

HARLEQUIN'S SITTING SITTING ROOM “HARLEQUIN'S SITTING SITTING ROOM”

Fabrics, leather, metal, glass, paper
82 x 133 cm

THE JESTER “THE JESTER”

Fabrics, metal, paper
100 x 70 cm

THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN “THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN”

Fabrics, leather
170 x 170 cm

THE RED PLANET “THE RED PLANET”

Fabrics, leather
111 x 120 cm

GOLD AND MISERY “GOLD AND MISERY”

Fabrics, leather, metal
140 x 134 cm

RED KEYS “RED KEYS”

Fabrics, metal
103 x 104 cm

CARDS ON THE TABLE “CARDS ON THE TABLE”

Fabrics, leather, glass
107 x 103 cm

AGAINST THE STREAM “AGAINST THE STREAM”

Fabrics, leather
80 x 107 cm

THE ELEVATED RAILWAY “THE ELEVATED RAILWAY”

Fabrics, paper, plastic
96 x 132 cm

THE ULTIMATE GALLERY “THE ULTIMATE GALLERY”

Fabrics, leather, plastic
133 x 113 cm

GORGON MEDUSA “GORGON MEDUSA”

Fabrics, leather, glass
103 x 102 cm

SEASONS “SEASONS”

Fabrics
130 x 75 cm

THE SECRET GARDEN “THE SECRET GARDEN”

Fabrics, suede
128 x 83 cm

THE FRACTURE “THE FRACTURE”

Fabrics
137 x 77 cm

COLOURS OF BENIN “COLOURS OF BENIN”

Fabrics, glass, plastic, weaved fabrics
130 x 80 cm

THE WHITE MILL “THE WHITE MILL”

Fabrics
80 x 145 cm

A WHOLE LIFE “A WHOLE LIFE”

Fabrics
130 x 80 cm

DISORDERS “DISORDERS”

110 x 101 cm
Fabrics