What is Trans Nature Art (TNA) ?

Trans Nature Art is an art movement created in France by artist Patrice Stellest.

With the German project ‘Desertec’, humanity is finally about to generate a significant amount of exploitable energy from solar energy harvested in our planet’s deserts. To me, this initiative represents the best way to forego useless energy conflicts and environmental pollution, which result from outdated thinking patterns. In this, the Desertec project constitutes a decisive step towards the world I’ve been trying to describe since 20 years with my first solar sculpture, genesis of Trans Nature Art (TNA).

TNA is a metaphorical tool that shows that art can help dealing with major social and environmental concerns around the one world to which we, and all forms of life are subjected. We should show courage in apprehending how what I call the ‘Universal Acupuncture’ truly functions, and how energy can be tapped and transformed efficiently and respectfully. I think it is a question of installing a perpetual consciousness leading us to understand the correct transformation solutions, by which a global cyclic abundance can be guaranteed.

As I tried to show with my first solar sculpture, the potential that artists embody is an important one. Due to an enhanced and trained sense of creativity, they reach a flexibility which allows them to adapt to simple and complex situations, as artists and writers like Rubens or Marguerite Yourcenar have proved to be true in their time. In this way, the world should consider the benefits other than economic speculation, that can be achieved through a collaboration with a constructive art world; in order to move on with things and the only relevant theme, which is the very kind of environment we and all our children could live in.

This is not a pessimistic assessment. Considering the entire human creative potential to adapt and transform all at once spiritually, economically and ecologically: we can do it, and we have begun to do it.



TNA is a great concept; it is so rare to meet people who give their life for others…’

Sir Mick Jagger (Musician)

The finesse of the lines gives Stellest’s drawings and paintings a lovely and very special aesthetics.’

M. Tate (Art Collector)

It was love at first sight when I discovered Stellest’s art, and it still is, times and again!’

Béatrice de Andia (Head of the Arts Council, Paris)

There is something truly surrealist about Stellest’s work; this is what seduced me’            

J. Chave (Art Collector)

Trans Nature Art, what a fascinating idea!’