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 :

Fuck the Rules !

Zoom Olga : Burqua Nue

Olga : Burqua Nue

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

41" x 49" x 2" (105cm x 125cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Alex : Widow

Alex : Widow

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 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 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 Red Pope

Red Pope

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 49" x 65" (125cm x 165cm) available
Zoom Fuck the rules (loin)

Fuck the rules (loin)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 5cm) available 65" x 49" x 3" (165cm x 125cm x 7cm) available
Zoom Bob

Bob

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom Alexia Vic : Playboy (profil)

Alexia Vic : Playboy (profil)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom Inessa : Burqa Noire

Inessa : Burqa Noire

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 Olga in Burqa

Olga in Burqa

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Inessa : Champagne

Inessa : Champagne

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

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

Barbies

Zoom Tribute Avedon

Tribute Avedon

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

22" x 28" (57cm x 70cm) on request 65" x 49" x 2" (165cm x 125cm x 6cm) available 22" x 28" x 2" (57cm x 70cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Golden girl

Golden girl

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom Heidi Champagne

Heidi Champagne

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 Vanity Fair - Moyen format

Vanity Fair - Moyen format

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 6cm) 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 - Maid

Keyhole - Maid

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 Nun Ursula & Baby

Nun Ursula & Baby

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available 49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 6cm) available 65" x 49" x 2" (165cm x 125cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Keyhole - Brune robe rouge

Keyhole - Brune robe rouge

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

16" x 12" (40cm x 30cm) available
Zoom Keyhole - Claudia's But

Keyhole - Claudia's But

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" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available 49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 6cm) available 49" x 65" x 2" (125cm x 165cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Burqua blue eyes

Burqua blue eyes

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom Chanel jacket

Chanel jacket

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 65" x 49" x 2" (165cm x 125cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Vogue Arabia

Vogue Arabia

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

45" x 37" x 2" (115cm x 95cm x 6cm) 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 Newsweek Golden Cage

Newsweek Golden Cage

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available 37" x 45" x 2" (95cm x 115cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Ice cream

Ice cream

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Magda,2014

Magda,2014

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom Inessa : Freedom (avec chapeau)

Inessa : Freedom (avec chapeau)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom walking with Koon's

walking with Koon's

Resin sculpture - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

31" x 10" x 8" (80cm x 25cm x 20cm) available
Zoom THE SOCIAL NETWORK

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

48" x 26" (122cm x 66cm) available
Zoom LA GIRL & RAY BAN

LA GIRL & RAY BAN

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

27" x 22" (69cm x 55cm) available 46" x 36" (118cm x 91cm) available
Zoom My Koon’s Dog, 2020

My Koon’s Dog, 2020

Resin sculpture - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

24" x 23" x 12" (60cm x 58cm x 30cm) available
Zoom My Koon's dog bleu, 2021

My Koon's dog bleu, 2021

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

22" x 22" (57cm x 57cm) available 37" x 37" (95cm x 95cm) available 49" x 49" (125cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Brune Lawyer

Brune Lawyer

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom Barbie Paon

Barbie Paon

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

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

Nuns

Zoom Le baiser

Le baiser

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 6cm) available 65" x 49" x 2" (165cm x 125cm x 6cm) available 28" x 22" x 2" (70cm x 57cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Thelma & Louise n&b

Thelma & Louise n&b

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 35" x 4" (125cm x 90cm x 10cm) available
Zoom Alexia Vic : Ladurée (le corps du Christ)

Alexia Vic : Ladurée (le corps du Christ)

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

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

Alexia Vic : Nun Selfie

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

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

Nurse Alex

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available
Zoom Café de Flore

Café de Flore

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

37" x 49" (95cm x 125cm) available
Zoom Room Service

Room Service

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

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

Nurse Ohanna

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

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

Smoking Nun

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

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

View from the sky

Zoom View from the sky : PLANCHE Daddy Board (6,7’’) "Fins & Whale Shark"

View from the sky : PLANCHE Daddy Board (6,7’’) "Fins & Whale Shark"

Photography print on Daddy broad - Original edition of 10 ex

20" x 75" x 5" (50cm x 191cm x 12cm) available
Zoom View from the sky : Fins Back View & Shark

View from the sky : Fins Back View & Shark

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

26" x 63" (66cm x 160cm) available
Zoom View from the sky : Plage de Sperone

View from the sky : Plage de Sperone

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

26" x 63" (66cm x 160cm) available
Zoom View from the sky : Lavazzi Rocks

View from the sky : Lavazzi Rocks

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

26" x 63" (66cm x 160cm) available
Zoom View from the sky : Beautiful Bottom

View from the sky : Beautiful Bottom

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

26" x 63" (66cm x 160cm) available
Zoom View from the sky : Pink Beach

View from the sky : Pink Beach

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

26" x 63" (66cm x 160cm) available

Iconic

Zoom ICONIC : Fuck the Rules

ICONIC : Fuck the Rules

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 49" x 37" x 2" (125cm x 95cm x 5cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available
Zoom ICONIC : Lost & Found

ICONIC : Lost & Found

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

48" x 37" x 2" (122cm x 95cm x 5cm) available 65" x 49" (165cm x 125cm) available 22" x 27" (56cm x 69cm) available
Zoom ICONIC : Need a password

ICONIC : Need a password

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom ICONIC : Remain Calm

ICONIC : Remain Calm

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 36" x 46" (92cm x 118cm) available
Zoom ICONIC : Follow me

ICONIC : Follow me

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 36" x 46" (92cm x 118cm) available
Zoom ICONIC : Don't panic

ICONIC : Don't panic

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available 36" x 46" (92cm x 118cm) available
Zoom ICONIC : Paradise

ICONIC : Paradise

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

49" x 37" (125cm x 95cm) available 28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom ICONIC : My Fucking Way

ICONIC : My Fucking Way

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

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

ICONIC : EMOJI

Lenticular print - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

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

Protect the planet

Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Koala

PROTECT THE PLANET : Koala

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

39" x 31" (100cm x 80cm) available 54" x 43" (136cm x 110cm) available
Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Polar Bear

PROTECT THE PLANET : Polar Bear

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

39" x 31" (100cm x 80cm) available 54" x 43" (136cm x 110cm) available
Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Bébé Phoque

PROTECT THE PLANET : Bébé Phoque

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

39" x 31" (100cm x 80cm) available
Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Jaguar

PROTECT THE PLANET : Jaguar

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

39" x 31" (100cm x 80cm) available
Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Polar Wolf

PROTECT THE PLANET : Polar Wolf

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

54" x 43" (136cm x 110cm) available 66" x 53" (167cm x 135cm) available 42" x 31" (106cm x 80cm) available
Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Panda

PROTECT THE PLANET : Panda

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

39" x 31" (100cm x 80cm) available
Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Gorille

PROTECT THE PLANET : Gorille

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

66" x 53" (167cm x 135cm) available
Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Elephant

PROTECT THE PLANET : Elephant

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

39" x 31" (100cm x 80cm) available
Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Whale

PROTECT THE PLANET : Whale

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

39" x 31" (100cm x 80cm) available 54" x 43" (136cm x 110cm) available
Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Underwater

PROTECT THE PLANET : Underwater

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

66" x 53" (167cm x 135cm) available
Zoom PROTECT THE PLANET : Black Panther

PROTECT THE PLANET : Black Panther

Photography - Original Edition of 8 ex.

66" x 53" (167cm x 135cm) available

Iceland

Zoom ICELAND, 2020 - Vik Beach

ICELAND, 2020 - Vik Beach

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

39" x 59" (100cm x 150cm) available
Zoom ICELAND, 2020 - My God

ICELAND, 2020 - My God

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

39" x 59" (100cm x 150cm) available
Zoom ICELAND, 2020 - Stone

ICELAND, 2020 - Stone

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

59" x 39" (150cm x 100cm) available
Zoom ICELAND, 2020 - Profil

ICELAND, 2020 - Profil

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

59" x 39" (150cm x 100cm) available
Zoom ICELAND, 2020 - Irafoss Cascade

ICELAND, 2020 - Irafoss Cascade

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

59" x 39" (150cm x 100cm) available
Zoom ICELAND, 2020 - Running

ICELAND, 2020 - Running

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

39" x 59" (100cm x 150cm) available
Zoom ICELAND, 2020 - Skogafoss

ICELAND, 2020 - Skogafoss

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

59" x 39" (150cm x 100cm) available

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