cécile plaisance

Cécile PLAISANCE
  • biography
Cecile Plaisance’s evocative career began with a doll - but not just any doll. The biggest names in fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves St. Laurent, Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix and many others had all paid tribute to her. And as a young girl who loved all things beautiful, she included herself on the list by taking photos of the only plastic playmate she admired who was a constant fixture in the world of girls who dressed and undressed her daily - Barbie, of course. She was so successful at it that her early compositions of the icon made stars of her first snapshots. Her goal? To make life more lighthearted (and for some perhaps, more palatable) as a reminder of the innocence of childhood everywhere and a chance to bring those sweet memories back to life.

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.

exhibitions :

barbie

Zoom Angelina Gun

Angelina Gun

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Red Burqua - Moyen format

Red Burqua - Moyen format

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Keyhole - Blonde 2013

Keyhole - Blonde 2013

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available 16" x 12" x 4" (40cm x 30cm x 9cm) available 49" x 37" x 1" (125cm x 95cm x 3cm) available
Zoom Red Head robe noire

Red Head robe noire

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Miss Burqua-Grand Format

Miss Burqua-Grand Format

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Keyhole - Monica Black Dress

Keyhole - Monica Black Dress

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available 49" x 37" x 1" (125cm x 95cm x 3cm) available 16" x 12" x 4" (40cm x 30cm x 9cm) available 65" x 49" x 6" (165cm x 125cm x 15cm) available
Zoom Keyhole - Claudia

Keyhole - Claudia

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available 49" x 37" x 1" (125cm x 95cm x 3cm) available 16" x 12" x 4" (40cm x 30cm x 9cm) available
Zoom Keyhole - Paulina

Keyhole - Paulina

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available 16" x 12" x 4" (40cm x 30cm x 9cm) available
Zoom Keyhole - Nun Ursula & Baby

Keyhole - Nun Ursula & Baby

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

16" x 12" x 4" (40cm x 30cm x 9cm) available 65" x 49" x 6" (165cm x 125cm x 15cm) available 28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 5cm) available 49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 5cm) available 65" x 49" x 2" (165cm x 125cm x 5cm) available
Zoom Keyhole - Belt

Keyhole - Belt

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

16" x 12" x 4" (40cm x 30cm x 9cm) available
Zoom Pregnant nun

Pregnant nun

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 56cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 49" x 65" (125cm x 165cm) available
Zoom Nun MacDo

Nun MacDo

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 56cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Burqa & champagne

Burqa & champagne

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 56cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Elle

Elle

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom Chanel jacket

Chanel jacket

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Vogue Arabia

Vogue Arabia

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

45" x 37" (115cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Esquire Drink

Esquire Drink

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 37" x 45" (95cm x 115cm) available
Zoom Keyhole - Silver Glitter

Keyhole - Silver Glitter

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom Tweet

Tweet

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Bubble Bath

Bubble Bath

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 63" x 47" (160cm x 120cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Koon's dog dress naked (miroitée)

Koon's dog dress naked (miroitée)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 71" x 47" (180cm x 120cm) available
Zoom Walking

Walking

Video on TV Pro Samsung screen - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

48" x 28" (123cm x 71cm) available 57" x 33" x 1" (145cm x 83cm x 3cm) available
Zoom Dancing

Dancing

Video on TV Pro Samsung screen - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

48" x 28" (123cm x 71cm) available 57" x 33" (145cm x 83cm) available
Zoom Pamela - Lenticulaire

Pamela - Lenticulaire

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom Keyhole - Blonde 2016

Keyhole - Blonde 2016

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

16" x 12" x 4" (40cm x 30cm x 9cm) available
Zoom Ice cream

Ice cream

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available

puzzle

Zoom Elvis

Elvis

Photography puzzle - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Mick

Mick

Photography puzzle - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Romy

Romy

Photography puzzle - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Steve & Faye

Steve & Faye

Photography puzzle - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

37" x 49" (95cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Pamela

Pamela

Photography puzzle - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Marilyn's cigare

Marilyn's cigare

Photography puzzle - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

37" x 49" (95cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Marilyn

Marilyn

Photography puzzle - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

37" x 37" (95cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Barbie

Barbie

Photography puzzle - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available

olga

Zoom Olga : Words (plein pieds)

Olga : Words (plein pieds)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 47" x 35" (120cm x 90cm) available 30" x 22" (75cm x 57cm) available 71" x 47" (180cm x 120cm) available
Zoom Olga : Smoking Nun

Olga : Smoking Nun

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available 28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 5cm) available
Zoom Olga : Burqua Nue

Olga : Burqua Nue

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

41" x 49" (105cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Olga : Burqua Lingerie

Olga : Burqua Lingerie

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

41" x 49" (105cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Olga : Kahleesi (fond roses)

Olga : Kahleesi (fond roses)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Olga : Nun on cross (proche)

Olga : Nun on cross (proche)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Olga : Nun on cross (loin)

Olga : Nun on cross (loin)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available

alex

Zoom Alex : Widow

Alex : Widow

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom Alex : Burqua (loin)

Alex : Burqua (loin)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 49" x 65" (125cm x 165cm) available
Zoom Alex : Squaw

Alex : Squaw

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 37" x 49" (95cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Alex : Nun

Alex : Nun

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Alex : Nun & Baby Dune (proche)

Alex : Nun & Baby Dune (proche)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available

Fuck the Rules !

Zoom Lana : Bandeau

Lana : Bandeau

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available 22" x 28" (57cm x 70cm) available
Zoom Hanna in Burqa

Hanna in Burqa

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 6cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 49" x 65" (125cm x 165cm) available
Zoom Les mariées

Les mariées

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 6cm) available 28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Hanna : Eve

Hanna : Eve

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 6cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom The Widows

The Widows

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Marie (proche)

Marie (proche)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 6cm) available 28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Le baiser

Le baiser

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Bob

Bob

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available

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