Philippe Cognée

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Philippe Cognée was born in 1957 in Nantes, France, where he lives and works. His paintings use wax that is heated and crushed, producing a blurred effect and raising questions such as the thinning away of the image and the human condition in the light of humans’ relationship to their urban environment. The artist draws inspiration from photos and videos of elements such as motorways, buildings and aerial shots. His work questions the role of art in a society where new digital technologies have ushered in the era of the image, both omnipresent and diminished.






Crowds January 7 - March 4, 2017 / Paris - 30 rue Beaubourg
Territoires January 15 > February 21, 2015 / Brussels
Les Architectes January 10 > February 23, 2013 / Paris - 30 rue Beaubourg
Passages October 31 > December 23, 2009 / Paris - 30 rue Beaubourg
Carcasses March 1 > April 5, 2008 / Paris - Impasse Beaubourg
Blossom October 21 > November 28, 2006 / Paris - 30 rue Beaubourg
Triades June 5 > July 25, 2003 / Paris - 30 rue Beaubourg