Philippe COGNEE: Recent works on paper


During the summer of 2018, the Galerie Oniris is devoting a solo exhibition to Philippe Cognée for the first time, and will be showcasing recent works on paper by the artist from Nantes from June 30 to September 22.

"I start from a realistic painting and end up with a painting of illusions, from which realism escapes."

Because of his inimitable technique, Philippe Cognée's paintings are easily identifiable. The melting of the wax obtained with an iron gives a texture, a smell and a blur that have become a trademark. Philippe Cognée's canvases have been shown in major exhibitions, and are present in the collections of the largest French institutions. However, his work does not stop at this medium, nor at this technique. Philippe Cognée's work is in fact much richer and more complex, as shown by his works on paper.

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