César Piette

  • , Still Life with Apple and Lemon, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    43 x 33 x 5 cm
    16 7/8 x 13 x 2 in
  • , Barbizon School, 2021
    Barbizon School, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    168 x 123 x 5 cm
    66 1/8 x 48 3/8 x 2 in
  • , Standing Portrait of a Woman, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    198 x 123 x 5 cm
    78 x 48 3/8 x 2 in
  • , Stag, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    198 x 123 x 5 cm
    78 x 48 3/8 x 2 in
  • , Double Portrait, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    168 x 123 x 5 cm
    66 1/8 x 48 3/8 x 2 in
  • , Still Life with Bee, Faded Flower and Apple, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    98 x 73 x 5 cm (framed)
    38 5/8 x 28 3/4 x 2 in
  • , Cliffs of Etretat, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    98 x 73 x 5 cm
    38 5/8 x 28 3/4 x 2 in
  • , Self-portrait with Airbrush, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    113 x 113 x 5 cm
    44 1/2 x 44 1/2 x 2 in
  • , Nude on a Bed, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    113 x 113 x 5 cm
    44 1/2 x 44 1/2 x 2 in
  • , Still Life with Pink Flowers, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    126 x 96 x 5 cm
    49 5/8 x 37 3/4 x 2 in
  • , Cat on Cushion, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    73 x 53 x 5 cm
    28 3/4 x 20 7/8 x 2 in
  • , Lion's Head, 2021
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    63 x 63 x 5 cm
    24 3/4 x 24 3/4 x 2 in
  • , Sunset Landscape, 2020
    Acrylic on board, varnished
    95 x 70 cm
    37 3/8 x 27 1/2 in
    97 x 72 cm (framed)
    38 1/4 x 28 3/8 in (framed)
  • , 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.


Exhibitions


News

  • César Piette - NFTs on Foundation


    September 4, 2021 at 3 PM EST


    Almine Rech Editions is pleased to present a first-time collaboration with Foundation and contemporary artist César Piette.

    Four unique NFTs by the artist will launch through the Foundation platform on September 4, at 3 PM EST. Auctions start at 1 ETH - view the NFTs here.

    Access Foundation's guide to register and bid.


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