Philippe Cognée

Almost 10 years ago, when I saw one of Philippe Cognée's paintings for the first time, I was instantly captivated by the strength, the uniqueness of his work, the moving colours, by his technique. He's a genius!

"At 48, Philippe Cognée counts as one of the most well known French painters today. Over the last fifteen years, he has been developing a unique oeuvre inspired by the most mundane aspects of reality. Using video and photography, he documents everyday life – crowds, libraries, supermarkets, skyscrapers – which serves as an inspiration for his strangely blurred, fading images on canvas. Mixing his pigments with wax, he melts the surface of the paintings with an iron, giving them a skin-like smoothness. Through these smudged, blurred, distorted views of the world, Philippe Cognée questions our modern condition as well as the nature of gaze and memory."

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1 comment:

Loree said...

It seems like he has a very interesting technique.