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 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 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 - Red Head

Keyhole - Red Head

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

16" x 12" x 4" (40cm x 30cm x 9cm) available 22" x 28" (57cm x 70cm) 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 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 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 My Koon's dog

My Koon's dog

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

22" x 22" x 2" (57cm x 57cm x 6cm) available 37" x 37" x 2" (95cm x 95cm x 6cm) available 49" x 49" x 2" (125cm x 125cm x 6cm) available
Zoom Tweet

Tweet

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 - 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 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

Fuck the Rules !

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 Olga : Kahleesi (fond roses)

Olga : Kahleesi (fond roses)

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
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 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 Bob

Bob

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

28" x 22" (70cm x 57cm) available
Zoom THE SOCIAL NETWORK

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

48" x 26" (122cm x 66cm) available

Alexia

Zoom Alexia Vic : My Body My Rules

Alexia Vic : My Body My Rules

Lenticular print - Original Edition of 8 ex + 2 AP

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

View from the sky

Zoom View from the sky : Fins & Whale Shark

View from the sky : Fins & Whale Shark

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

26" x 63" (66cm x 160cm) available
Zoom View from the sky : Fins Back View & Shark

View from the sky : Fins Back View & Shark

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

26" x 63" (66cm x 160cm) available
Zoom View from the sky : Piantarella & Shark

View from the sky : Piantarella & Shark

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

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

View from the sky : Piana

Photography - Original edition 8 ex + 4 AP

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

Inessa

Zoom Burqa Hermes

Burqa Hermes

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 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

Sculpture

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 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

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