about the artist :
Cécile Plaisance

Drawing her inspiration from the grand masters of photography – Avedon, Lindbergh, Newton or Toscani, amongst others – Cécile Plaisance uses lenticular printing to allow the viewer to dress or undress the models, real women, barbies, idealized beauties that are everywhere around us. This time though, the models, whether human or doll, have an unapologetic way of looking right into the camera, as a way of reclaiming their right to display their charms, to seduce, to pleasure… in other words to live hedonistically, regardless of religion, the male gaze or cultural boundaries. A fun tribute to all women with Cécile's humour: it's a statement !

As Cécile'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 her daily life as wife, mother, friend and lover. She was doing what all women do and thoroughly enjoying it: flirty in her convertible; sexy on the beach; powerful as executive of her own company, autonomous, ageless, and in the end - alone as beautiful women can be in life - a Stepford wife no longer. Cécile 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. The nun's cloak and the burka of a veiled woman now suggests that behind one woman's outer persona, is another one hiding. From complex subtleties to bold statements, Cécile 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. She uses the technique of lenticular photography by super imposing images : Barbie appears to undress depending on one's position in front of the photo.

What if God were a woman? “Fuck the rules” is her series of photos that ignores established precepts and, instead, delivers an open perspective in which men and women accompany one another religiously, like complementary souls. Far from the mummifying codes of religion, Cécile Plaisance invites us into a subtle and sensual freedom of the senses, where a woman is seen as a female pope, the exclusive mistress of her own decisions.

In her latest series of black and white photos on paper, Cécile travelled to South Africa where she met elephants and big cats, photographing them alongside model Olga Kent. Immersed with accuracy in a nature unfortunately in danger, she wanders freely and in perfect osmosis with the wild fauna.

Videos :

Blum burqua profil (couleur) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2300
Blum Burqa profil / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2278
Blum burqua / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2527
Ray Ban Girl / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3957
Body Guard / Cécile Plaisance
Print on premium satin paper, laminated on dibon, Wengue frame
Image : 27.5 x 41.3 in (70 x 105 cm), Frame : 34 x 48 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2569
Sleeping / Cécile Plaisance
Print on premium satin paper, laminated on dibon, Wengue frame
Image : 31.5 x 47.25 in (80 x 120 cm), Frame : 39.7 x 55.5 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3501
Promenade with Zambizi / Cécile Plaisance
Print on premium satin paper, laminated on dibon, Wengue frame
Image : 31.5 x 47.25 in (80 x 120 cm), Frame : 39.7 x 55.5 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3859
Banana's leaf (back view) / Cécile Plaisance
Print on premium satin paper, laminated on dibon, Wengue frame
Image : 31.5 x 47.25 in (80 x 120 cm), Frame : 39.7 x 55.5 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3357
Under the tree (Lions) / Cécile Plaisance
Print on premium satin paper, laminated on dibon, Wengue frame
Image : 31.5 x 47.25 in (80 x 120 cm), Frame : 39.7 x 55.5 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2946
Something in the way / Cécile Plaisance
Print on premium satin paper, laminated on dibon, Wengue frame
Image : 31.5 x 47.25 in (80 x 120 cm), Frame : 39.7 x 55.5 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2921
Into the wild (II) / Cécile Plaisance
Print on premium satin paper, laminated on dibon, Wengue frame
Image : 31.5 x 47.25 in (80 x 120 cm), Frame : 39.7 x 55.5 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3564
Body Guard / Cécile Plaisance
Print on premium satin paper, laminated on dibon, Wengue frame
Image : 31.5 x 47.25 in (80 x 120 cm), Frame : 39.7 x 55.5 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3169
Under Tembo's protection / Cécile Plaisance
Print on premium satin paper, laminated on dibon, Wengue frame
Image : 47.25 x 31.5 in (120 x 80 cm), Frame : 55.5 x 39.7 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2970
On Kumba's Rock / Cécile Plaisance
Print on premium satin paper, laminated on dibon, Wengue frame
Image : 31.5 x 47.25 in (80 x 120 cm), Frame : 39.7 x 55.5 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2982
Don't panic / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27x22 in (70x57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3297
Not for sale / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3011
Password needed / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3300
Geisha in Tom Ford / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3163
Blond in Dior / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3323
Bags bags bags / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3940
Kim in Gucci / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2356
Armani / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2387
Nutella / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3752
Ladurée / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3938
Freedom / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
4631
French Fries / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3679
Fuck the rules (Loin) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 37 x 49 in (95 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Sold
6838
Hôtel Room / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3595
Room Service / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3435
Selfie / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed, available in 49 x 37 inch / 65 x 49 inch
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3836
Champ / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed, available in 49 x 37 inch / 65 x 49 inch
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3323
Sitting on Koons / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed, available in 49 x 37 inch / 65 x 49 inch
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2819
Thelma & Louise / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 35 x 49 in (90 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3511
Taking the sun / Cécile Plaisance
Lambda print pasted with diasec, framed
59 x 35,4 in (150 x 90 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
10,660 US$
4193
Marie (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print framed
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3435
Burqua Hanna / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2721
Lifeguard off Duty / Cécile Plaisance
Lambda print pasted with diasec, framed
59 x 38,2 in (150 x 97 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3348
Lifeguard / Cécile Plaisance
Lambda print pasted with diasec, framed
47 x 30,7 in (120 x 78 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3098
Adam & Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1509
Cardinal et nonne (The kiss) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
4031
Scooter / Cécile Plaisance
Lambda print pasted with diasec, framed
47 x 35,4 in (120 x 90 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
4321
Tweet / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
4292
Marilyn / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
38 x 38 in (95 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
13,500 US$
1286
Alex Gun / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 49 x 38 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3514
Vogue Russe / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2563
Vogue Arabia / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2636
Mariée / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 28 x 22,5 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
6,400 US$
3568
Rolling Stone / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27 x 21 in (69 x 53 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
6,400 US$
4007
Nun and champagne / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
4917
Keyhole blonde / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, metallic frame
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2948
Burqa et Champagne / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3960
Keyhole Monica Black Dress / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 28 x 23 x 3 in (70 x 57)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2449
Burqua Barbie / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2811
Bubble Bath / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 70 x 57 cm
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
6,400 US$
4381
Bikeuse / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 28 x 23 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
4043
La Cène / Cécile Plaisance
Print on diasec
Image : 26 x 47 in (67 x 120 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
4012
Crazy Horse / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, metallic frame
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3526
Kim / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
4662
Diamonds / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (74 x 58 cm)
Edition of 1 EA + 5 copies
6,400 US$
3853
Chanel Jacket / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22.5 inch (70 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
373
Baywatch / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3080
Olga smoking nun miroir / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2568
Surf on riva / Cécile Plaisance
Print on paper museum
Image : 27 x 39 in (70 x 100 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2354