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 :

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
1671
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
2843
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
2358
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
2587
Chanel Glasses / 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
2891
On Tembo's Back / 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
1999
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
2140
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
2023
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
2100
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
2432
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
2209
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
2091
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
2094
Don't panic / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27x22 in (70x57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2066
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
2045
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
2220
Nun Olga / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1412
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
2218
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
2292
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
3033
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
1551
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
1530
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
2675
French Fries / 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
2244
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
2895
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
3377
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
2482
Smoking Nun / 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
3115
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
3966
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
2542
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
2380
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
2677
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
2350
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
1884
Thelma & Louise / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 35 x 49 in (90 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2353
Marie (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print framed
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2905
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
1864
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
2721
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
2545
Adam et Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3431
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
1061
Adam et Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2123
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
2757
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
3800
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
Price on request
3732
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
3358
Marilyn / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
38 x 38 in (95 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
13,500 US$
888
Alex smoking burqa (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Sold
1529
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
2529
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
1716
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
1780
BB (CLAUDIA) / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2407
MOHAMMED / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
37 x 37 in (95 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2571
Audrey / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2560
ROMY / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2761
MICK / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2630
MONICA / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2488
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$
2778
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$
3073
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
3919
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
2145
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
2915
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
1589
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
1872
Bubble Bath / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 70 x 57 cm
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
6,400 US$
3259
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
3268
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
2661
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
3650
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
2805
Diamonds / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (74 x 58 cm)
Edition of 1 EA + 5 copies
6,400 US$
2847
Chanel Jacket / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1912
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
2177
D'après Kiraz / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 29 x 22 in (72 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3140
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
1285
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
1527