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 :

Chanel Glasses / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2565
Ray-Ban Girl / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2525
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
15,990 US$
2255
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
1787
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
1760
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
1881
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
2087
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
2037
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
1941
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
1863
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
1880
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
1875
Don't panic / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27x22 in (70x57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1783
Password needed / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1818
Not for sale / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1701
Blond in Dior / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, black wood frame
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1998
Olga in Burqa / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
669
Geisha in Tom Ford / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1944
Kim in Gucci / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1360
Armani / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1335
Ladurée / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,880 US$
2537
French Fries / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1899
Freedom / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2943
Fuck the rules (Loin) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 37 x 49 in (95 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3414
Nutella / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2300
Selfie / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, evalable 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
2381
Champ / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, evalable 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
2088
Sitting on Koons / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, evalable 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
1653
French Fries / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2177
Smoking Nun / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2734
Hôtel Room / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2263
Room Service / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2106
Thelma & Louise / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 35 x 49 in (90 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2079
Nun Olga (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2310
Adam & Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print. Framed
27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
913
Adam et Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print. Framed
65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1887
Cardinal et nonne (The kiss) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2407
Hanna Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
21 x 27 in (55 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1308
Burqua Hanna / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1633
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
3601
Red Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print encadré
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2107
Gold Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2176
Marie (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print framed
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2664
Red Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Framed diasec
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1638
Hanna Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2229
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
3532
Adam et Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3173
Olga Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2791
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
10,660 US$
2497
Lifeguard / Cécile Plaisance
Lambda print pasted with diasec, framed
47 x 30,7 in (120 x 78 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
10,660 US$
2296
Tweet / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3095
Alex smoking burqa (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,880 US$
1205
Nun Alex & baby Dune / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
24,870 US$
4126
Marilyn / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
38 x 38 in (95 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
13,500 US$
883
BB (CLAUDIA) / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2150
MOHAMMED / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
37 x 37 in (95 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2376
Audrey / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2353
ROMY / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2510
MICK / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2429
MONICA / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2289
Vogue Russe / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1502
Vogue Arabia / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1541
Alex Gun / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 49 x 38 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2241
Burqua Barbie / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1622
Burqa et Champagne / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2609
Keyhole Monica Black Dress / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 28 x 23 x 3 in (70 x 57)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1390
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
1928
Tribute Jimi / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,880 US$
474
Mariée / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 21 in (69 x 53 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2579
Rolling Stone / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 21 in (69 x 53 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2769
Nun and champagne / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, wood frame
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3676
Heidi Champagne / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 50 x 38 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1839
Bubble Bath / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 70 x 57 cm
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2980
Bikeuse / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 23 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3012
Kim / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3419
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
2449
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
2450
Diamonds are forever / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (74 x 58 cm)
Edition of 1 EA + 4 copies
Price on request
2619
Olga smoking nun miroir / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, wooden frame
Image : 65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1014
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
1293
View from the Sky / Cécile Plaisance
Museum paper, framed
Image : 43 x 43 in (110 x 110 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
6,400 US$
1721
D'après Kiraz / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 29 x 22 in (72 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2923
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
1713
Baywatch / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1966
Two Blondes on a Riva / Cécile Plaisance
Museum paper, framed
Image : 43 x 43 in (110 x 110 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
6,400 US$
1780