Cécile Plaisance

  • Miss Nun Burqua, 2015
  • Impermeable, 2013
  • La Cène, 2013
  • Geisha, 2013
  • Nun, 2013
  • 1790, 2013
  • Smoking Nun, 2016
  • Diamonds Are Forever, 2013
  • Marilyn, 2013
  • Femme, 2013
  • Gun, 2013
  • Koon's dog dress, 2015
  • American flag, 2013
  • Heidi Klum, 2013
  • Robe cocktail Chanel, 2013
  • Red Dress, 2013
  • Wall street Journal, 2013
  • Burqua, 2013
  • WORDS, 2016
 
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  • Miss Nun Burqua, 2015
    Miss Nun Burqua, 2015
    Lenticular Print, 8 copies

    165 x 125 cm
    65 x 49 in

  • Impermeable, 2013
    Impermeable, 2013
     Lenticular print, 10 copies
    120x90cm
  • La Cène, 2013
    La Cène, 2013
     Print on dibond, gold frame, 10 copy
    67x127cm
  • Geisha, 2013
    Geisha, 2013
     Lenticular print, 10 copies
    120x90cm
  • Nun, 2013
    Nun, 2013
    Lenticular print, 8 copies
    180 x 120 cm
  • 1790, 2013
    1790, 2013
    Print on diasec, 8 copies
    120 x 90 cm
  • Smoking Nun, 2016
    Smoking Nun, 2016
    Lenticular Print, 8 copies

    160 x 120 cm
    71 x 47 in

  • Diamonds Are Forever, 2013
    Diamonds Are Forever, 2013
    Lenticular print, 4 copies
    74 x 58 cm
  • Marilyn, 2013
    Marilyn, 2013
     Lenticular print, 10 copies
    120x90cm
  • Femme, 2013
    Femme, 2013
     Lenticular print, 8 copies
    180x120cm
  • Gun, 2013
    Gun, 2013
    Lenticular print, 10 copies
    120 x 90 cm

  • Koon's dog dress, 2015
    Koon's dog dress, 2015
    Lenticular Print, 8 copies

    180 x 120 cm
    71 x 47 in
  • American flag, 2013
    American flag, 2013
     Lenticular print, 8 copies
    180x120cm
  • Heidi Klum, 2013
    Heidi Klum, 2013
     Lenticular print, 10 copies
    120x90cm
  • Robe cocktail Chanel, 2013
    Robe cocktail Chanel, 2013
    Lenticular print, 4 copies
    74 x 58 cm
  • Red Dress, 2013
    Red Dress, 2013
    Lenticular print, 4 copies
    74 x 58 cm
  • Wall street Journal, 2013
    Wall street Journal, 2013
    Lenticular print, 8 copies
    120 x90 cm
  • Burqua, 2013
    Burqua, 2013
    Lenticular print, 10 copies
    120 x 90 cm
  • WORDS, 2016
    WORDS, 2016
    Lenticular Print, 8 copies

    120 x 90 cm
    48 x 36 in
As Cecile’s photography progressed, she linked Barbie to the women of today - all the while playing with her femininity as the icon took on many lives while juggling daily life as wife, mother, friend and lover. Now the famous beauty in magazines was managing the obligations of real life by becoming an accomplished housewife to the flesh and blood Ken. She was doing what all women do and thoroughly enjoying it: flirty in her convertible; sexy on the beach; ecstatically happy during Spring Break; powerful as executive of her own company (where anything could happen), autonomous, ageless and in the end - alone as beautiful women can be in life - a Stepford wife no longer. Cecile also added humor to the Barbie mix by targeting men who absolutely expect sexiness in their women even while assuming everyday responsibilities.
Over and above the myth of woman as object, the artist elevates the idol of our collective childhood by supporting the challenges of women today to defend their rights, their desires and their hard-fought freedom. She transforms the newspaper being read by the woman in a hurry who must come up with just the right outfit, into just the right outfit, with the little black dress worn by a reserved and self-conscious woman, into quite the opposite. The nun’s cloak and the burka of a veiled woman now suggests - be careful, behind one woman’s outer persona, is another one hiding. From complex subtleties to bold statements, Cecile Plaisance’s artistic eye has found them all.
Despite the differences in cultures, in clothes and fashion, and the diversity of paths taken, women aspire to live fully and intensely their multi-faceted lives and no Taliban will ever change that. In capturing the essence of all women in the perfect body of one, the artist has created a genre uniquely her own yet accessible to all.
Ms. Plaisance uses a technique of lenticular developing by super imposing images. Barbie appears to undress depending on one’s position in front of the photo.
SOLO SHOW / GROUP SHOW

2017
Art Market Hamptons
Context New York
Art Central Hong Kong
Los Angeles Art Show

2016

Art Central Hong Kong
Art Wynwood, Miami
Art Hamptons
Art Southamptons
Context Art, New York
Los Angeles Art Show
Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair
Scope Art, Miami
Rarity Gallery, Mykonos
Dock Gallery, Rotterdam

2015
Art Miami,
Art Toronto,
Beirut Art fair,
Art Dubai,
Art Hamptons,
Brussels & Chelsea, Voglesang Greenwhich, Samuel Owen gallery

2014
Beirut Art
Art Dubai,
London art
Hong Kong,
Paris, K+Y
Brussels & Los Angeles, Art Angels
Saint Tropez, PetitJean Galerie
Opera Gallery Gallery
Chelsea, Voglesang

2013
London art fair, Envie d’art Artistry, Artemiss Gallery, Singapore Art Hamptons, Envie d’art

2012
Ski series, United Gallery Gent
Tribute to Newton, Artemiss Gallery, Singapore Beach series, Knokke,Young Gallery

2011
Jeune fille, Contraste, Brussels

2010
Chantiers, Contraste, Brussels

2009
Autoportraits, Contraste, Brussels

COLLECTIONS

King of Morroco
Pritzker Collection
Michael Wekerle
Sabanci collection, Istanbul Collection Meeschaert, Paris

PUBLICATIONS

Barbie Penthouse, Nicole Sassaman, 2015
100 barbie dolls, barbie book, 2015 Cecile Plaisance, Peel Photographie, 2015
Cecile Plaisance, Amused, May 2014
Art & Fashion Mag, March 2014
ELLE Belgique, October 2013
ELLE France, September 2013
La dolce vita, 2013
Barby Arty, Blended, 2013

CHARITY AUCTIONS

2011, Brussels
2013, Hong Kong