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.


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  • Art Brussels - Booth B43


    April 28 – May 1, 2022


    On the occasion of Art Brussels 2022, Almine Rech proposes two solo shows by César Piette and Jenny Brosinski as well as a group presentation featuring Alice AndersonJean-Baptiste BernadetSzablocs BozóJavier CallejaGordon CheungJohan CretenPaul de FlersGerasimos FloratosJorge GalindoMadelynn GreenAaron JohnsonMichael KaganTarik KiswansonAlexandre LenoirJohn McAllisterAlexis McGriggPeter PeriRyan SchneiderThu Van Tran and Brent Wadden

    César Piette, Still life with dead fish, lemon and pan, 2022 - Acrylic on board, 73 x 62.5 cm, 28 1/2 x 24 1/2 in


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