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Philippe Cognée

France Born in: 1957
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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In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Casablanca I, Print

Philippe Cognée

Casablanca I, 2003
25 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 450

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Sans-titre, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

Sans-titre, 2015
29 x 19 cm
Drawing

€ 750

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Broussailles, Painting

Philippe Cognée

Broussailles, 2018
57.5 x 76 cm
Painting

€ 10,000

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Casablanca VII, Print

Philippe Cognée

Casablanca VII, 2003
25 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 450

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Casablanca II, Print

Philippe Cognée

Casablanca II, 2003
25 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 450

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Casablanca IX, Print

Philippe Cognée

Casablanca IX, 2003
25 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 450

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Casablanca VI, Print

Philippe Cognée

Casablanca VI, 2003
25 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 450

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Casablanca V, Print

Philippe Cognée

Casablanca V, 2003
25 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 450

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Casablanca IV, Print

Philippe Cognée

Casablanca IV, 2003
25 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 450

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Casablanca III, Print

Philippe Cognée

Casablanca III, 2003
25 x 32.5 cm
Print

€ 450

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Grandes broussailles, Painting

Philippe Cognée

Grandes broussailles, 2018
60 x 80.5 cm
Painting

€ 10,000

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Construction, Print

Philippe Cognée

Construction, 2010
38 x 57 cm
Print

€ 350

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, Tel Aviv IC, Print

Philippe Cognée

Tel Aviv IC, 2013
105 x 75 cm
Print

€ 1,450

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, 5e Prix Denis Lalanne, Print

Philippe Cognée

5e Prix Denis Lalanne, 2017
45 x 31 cm
Print

€ 490

In time for Christmas
Philippe Cognée, 12e prix Jacques-Goddet, Print

Philippe Cognée

12e prix Jacques-Goddet, 2016
45 x 31 cm
Print

€ 490

Philippe Cognée, Manhattan II, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

Manhattan II, 2015
21.8 x 15.2 cm
Drawing

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Philippe Cognée, Manhattan I, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

Manhattan I, 2015
21.8 x 15.2 cm
Drawing

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Philippe Cognée, New York, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

New York, 2015
29 x 19 cm
Drawing

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Philippe Cognée, Casablanca VIII, Print

Philippe Cognée

Casablanca VIII, 2003
25 x 32.5 cm
Print

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Philippe Cognée, Casablanca X, Print

Philippe Cognée

Casablanca X, 2003
25 x 32.5 cm
Print

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Philippe Cognée, L'écrivain, Painting

Philippe Cognée

L'écrivain, 2015
35 x 30 cm
Painting

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Philippe Cognée, Sans-titre, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

Sans-titre, 2015
29 x 19 cm
Drawing

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Philippe Cognée, Sans-titre, Drawing

Philippe Cognée

Sans-titre, 2015
29 x 19 cm
Drawing

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