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Philippe Cognée

Born in: 1957

France

Biography
Philippe Cognée is a French artist born in 1957 in Nantes, where he today lives and works. He graduated form the Beaux-Arts School of Nantes in 1932 and won the prize of Rome in 1991. He teaches at the Beaux-Arts School of Angers and of Paris.

He appeared on the art scene at the beginning of the eighties. He is part of the return to painting movement and distinguishes himself for a pictorial technique of it's own. Indeed, he takes pictures or films his subjects, projects pieces of deconstructed images and re assembled on a canvas that he paints with encaustic painting made with beeswax and pigments. He then uses a plastic film to cover the canvas, and an iron to melt the wax that by spreading on the support (canvas or wood) deforms the images and creates a blurring effect and impression of depth. This so particular technique, and the effect produced, is the stylistic signature of the artist.

Philippe Cognée represents things of our daily life that may seem banal (that the artist magnifies) with a pronounced interest in architecture. Since 2000, he has been working on the consumer society theme, with the representation of supermarkets, emblem of contemporary consumerism; and since 2006 he has been using Google Street as his favorite bank of image to discover unsuspected places of the world, and studies their architectural particularities.

His works of art have been exposed in France (FRAC Auvergne, 2015), in Belgium (Daniel Templon Gallery, 2015), in Germany (French Institute 2006) or even in the United-States (Winston Wätcher Gallery, 2001).
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Philippe Cognée, Celui qui observe, Painting

Philippe Cognée

Celui qui observe, 2015
13.4 x 11.4 inch
Painting

$3,110

Philippe Cognée, Sans-titre, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

Sans-titre, 2015
11.2 x 7.5 inch
Drawing

$921

Philippe Cognée, Tel Aviv IC, Print

Philippe Cognée

Tel Aviv IC, 2013
41.3 x 29.5 inch
Print

$1,670

Philippe Cognée, Sans-titre, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

Sans-titre, 2015
11.2 x 7.5 inch
Drawing

$921

Philippe Cognée, Sans-titre, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

Sans-titre, 2015
11.2 x 7.5 inch
Drawing

$921

Philippe Cognée, 5e Prix Denis Lalanne, Print

Philippe Cognée

5e Prix Denis Lalanne, 2017
17.7 x 12.2 inch
Print

$564

Philippe Cognée, Construction, Print

Philippe Cognée

Construction, 2010
15 x 22.4 inch
Print

$403

Philippe Cognée, 12e prix Jacques-Goddet, Print

Philippe Cognée

12e prix Jacques-Goddet, 2016
17.7 x 12.2 inch
Print

$564

Philippe Cognée, Sans-titre, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

Sans-titre, 2015
11.4 x 7.5 inch
Drawing

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Philippe Cognée, Sans-titre, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

Sans-titre, 2015
11.4 x 7.5 inch
Drawing

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Philippe Cognée, New York, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

New York, 2015
11.4 x 7.5 inch
Drawing

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