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 :

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
2202
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
1824
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
3017
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
2528
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
2753
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
3046
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
2314
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
2162
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
2240
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
2592
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
2368
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
2227
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
2235
Don't panic / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 27x22 in (70x57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2252
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
2191
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
2415
Nun Olga / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1569
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
2376
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
2458
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
3197
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
1690
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
1665
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
2841
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
2424
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
3056
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
3579
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
2650
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
3324
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
4258
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
2703
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
2555
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
2848
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
2507
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
2031
Thelma & Louise / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 35 x 49 in (90 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2513
Marie (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print framed
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2969
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
2016
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
2794
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
2610
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
1108
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
2927
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
3926
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
3784
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
3515
Marilyn / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
38 x 38 in (95 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
13,500 US$
924
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
1717
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
2695
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
1875
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
1934
BB (CLAUDIA) / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2453
MOHAMMED / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
37 x 37 in (95 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2623
Audrey / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2615
ROMY / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2816
MICK / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2678
MONICA / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2526
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$
2927
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$
3230
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
4072
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
2287
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
3080
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
1737
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
2031
Bubble Bath / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wooden frame
Image : 70 x 57 cm
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
6,400 US$
3420
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
3409
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
2802
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
3815
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
2991
Diamonds / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (74 x 58 cm)
Edition of 1 EA + 5 copies
6,400 US$
3028
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
2062
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
2320
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
3304
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
1480
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
1672