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Fragile memory XI Painting

Cécile Duchêne Malissin


Painting, thin paper on Canvas

Size: 21.3 W x 25.6 H x 1.8 D in

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The artist works with different techniques to translate a world that is both real and dreamlike. The representation of the human that she paints with poetry is recurrent in her work. Her faces pose in a neutral space. She adds very fine collages of paper with ornamental motifs to the acrylic paint to camouflage the skin or, on the contrary, to add an uneven depth. The sides of the canvas are thick (4.5 cm) and painted in the continuity of the canvas, which allows the painting to be presented without a frame.

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Painting:thin paper on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:21.3 W x 25.6 H x 1.8 D in

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She is a french artist, born in Paris (France). She currently lives and works in Montargis, near Paris. Both realistic and dreamlike, Cécile Duchêne Malissin’s painting implies some introspection. Characters or animals are shown in abstract settings or lush vegetation. Her works exude a powerful attraction and conveys reverie. They are bushy, free, imaginative compositions and a poetic and singular universe. Her portraits express a meditative abandonment and the richness of an inner life. Childhood, is also tackled and evokes the loss of innocence as well as facing the brutality of the world. The viewer is caught by the serious and mysterious gaze of her characters: who observes who, in this disturbing face-to-face? Relations to nature, to oneself and to others are questioned here. Working on paper or canvas, mixing different techniques (acrylic paint, oil pastels, graphite lead, collage and sometimes sewing...), the works thus created carry in them both a delicacy but also a certain strangeness. The relationship to the body and its fragility are evoked by transparencies which is conferred by a subtle game of collages mixed with acrylic. Memory, forgetfulness, transience of existence are suggested.

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