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Cécile Brigand
updated: 12/11/2009
website: www.cecilebrigand.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Le lieu du crâne
Ronde de nuit
Le lieu du crâne 2
Nuit à la ronde
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, geometric, meditative, psychological, process, obsessive, optical
 
 
Untitled by Cécile Brigand
Untitled
mixed media on paper
2005
16.5" x  23.2" 
Untitled by Cécile Brigand
Untitled
mixed media on paper
2005
38.2" x  55.1" 
Untitled by Cécile Brigand
Untitled
mixed media on paper
2005
16.5" x  23.2" 
Untitled by Cécile Brigand
Untitled
mixed media on paper
2005
16.5" x  23.2" 
Untitled by Cécile Brigand
Untitled
mixed media on paper
2004-05
59.1" x  90.6" 
Untitled by Cécile Brigand
Untitled
mixed media on paper
2005
11" x  16.5" 
Untitled by Cécile Brigand
Untitled
mixed media on paper
2005
38.2" x  56.7" 
Untitled by Cécile Brigand
Untitled
mixed media on paper
2005
11.4" x  12.6" 
Untitled by Cécile Brigand
Untitled
mixed media on paper
2005
11.4" x  10.6" 
Untitled by Cécile Brigand
Untitled
mixed media on paper
2005
10.2" x  16.1" 
untitled by Cécile Brigand
untitled
pen and colouring pencil on paper
2008
29,5" x  42" 
Le lieu du crâne by Cécile Brigand
Le lieu du crâne
mixed media on canvas
2008
180" x  200" 
Ronde de nuit by Cécile Brigand
Ronde de nuit
mixed media on canvas
2008
180 " x  320 " 
Le lieu du crâne 2 by Cécile Brigand
Le lieu du crâne 2
mixed media on canvas
2007
180" x  200" 
Nuit à la ronde  by Cécile Brigand
Nuit à la ronde
Mixe Media on canva
2008
71" x  126"  x 2" 

Artist Statement
In 1998, after five years exploring the creating process through art ‘s languages and the piece of work’s logics, I graduated from the National Arts School of Cergy Pontoise. There, I chose painting and drawing, placing my work under the sign of permanent experimentation of the contact, communication and exchange modes between a living body - mine -, and the canvas surface, that is to say, the other one, being together projection surface and object forever different from me.
Then I got involved it in a wider work about weightlessness and centre of gravity, in collaboration with the dancer Kitsou Dubois, who teaches me how to open my own body’s space by visiting it from both inside and outside. And this is the very space I must translate onto the flat surface of the canvas; this is the complex ordering of strengths that upholds life, and this is what painting must support. One will thus tell about my paintings, my drawings, that they are “mental landscapes”, lightly dense, spiralled, off-centre; lines and coloured surfaces interlacing, hybridizing after encounters, sometimes jostling together and breaking because of their differences, or adapting to each other, to capture the “almost nothing”, the “certain something” that is time.
Drawings and paintings then open up to the succession, transformation, temporal mutation of image, since they are the strap work of past, present and future times. They gather, contract, dilate, proving their living presence. Their subject, as for the artist-subject, becomes the time. This is why, following a collective exhibition, “Double Bedroom”, organized by Alain Le Gaillard Gallery in Hotel Louisianne in 2002, my first personal exhibition was called “The Butterfly’s Effect” (Beaubourg Gallery, 2003). More recently, in 2006, my “Bubbles” exhibition at Beaubourg Gallery triggered a dialogue with Elsa Ayache, teacher and PhD student in visual arts, about a “distant cohabitation” between the painting and the digital worlds.

Artist Bio / CV

Born in Paris in 1971. After her studies in several art schools, she followed a degree in art therapy at the pyschiatric hospital of Bourges. Lives and works in Paris.

Selected exhibitions
 
2008 Arts Elysées ( october)
 
2008 Doors Studios - 'B3' (june)
Group Show

2008 Galerie L.J. Beaubourg – ‘Happy Hands'’ (April)
Solo show.

2007 Galerie LJ Beaubourg, Paris – ‘Une Estivale 2007’
Summer group show.

2006 Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris – ‘Bubbles’
Solo show.

2006 Art Paris, stand Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris
Group show.

2005 Art Paris, stand Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris
Group show on the occasion of the art fair.

2004 Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris
Group show.

2004 Art Paris, stand Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris
Group show on the occasion of the art fair.

2003 Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris – ‘L'effet papillon’
Solo show.

2003 Art Paris, stand Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris
Group show on the occasion of the art fair.

2002 Hôtel La Louisiane, Paris – ‘ Chambre Double’
Group show.

1999/2000 Espace Eiffel, Paris – ‘Salon de Jeune Création’
Group show of young contemporary artists.