César Piette

  • , Woman sitting by the window, 2020
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    165 x 120 cm
    65 x 47 1/4 in
  • , Red bird, 2020
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    50 x 40 cm
    19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
  • , Nude on the sea, 2020
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    165 x 120 cm
    65 x 47 1/4 in
  • , Skull, faded flowers and soap bubble, 2020
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    95 x 70 cm
    37 3/8 x 27 1/2 in

Born 1982, Lille (France)
Based in Côte d’Azur, France

French artist César Piette's use of traditional techniques connects him to the history of figurative painting: monochromatic layers, perspective, light, composition, and very significant shading effects. Painted with an airbrush, his "hyperplastic" images include three-dimensional effects, intersecting with design, photography, and advertising. His subjects remain resolutely classical: a nude, a bird, a vanitas. Although he comes out of the practice of illustration and the world of comics and video games, Piette rejects the influence of digital imagery and conceives of his work as a construction game. Here, the artificial object is emphasized and the playful nature of the toy is taken seriously and combined with art historical references.


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