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BAPTISTE TAVERNIER

Multi-discipline artist

Baptiste Tavernier is the architect of a complex artistic multiverse, which encompasses music, fine arts, martial arts and traditional Japanese culture.

Drawing from his solid history of international exhibitions and transdisciplinary collaborations, he continues to expand further his diverse body of works.


Baptiste Tavernier, born 1981 in France, is a multi-discipline artist based in Tokyo who works on photography, painting, experimental music and martial arts. Tavernier studied digital arts and musical composition at Paris University, 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.

Nowadays Tavernier works mostly with Instant photography, using media like Fuji Instax film or Polaroid, and occasionally medium format film. His works have been exhibited internationally in North America, Europe and Asia since 2014.

IG: @baptiste_tavernier


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