Angers (49), France
Cécile Degouy's artistic approach is based on associations of fragments of images found in magazines, from films, or screen captures. Through pictorial interventions in acrylic, oil, and drawing, she questions these visual elements, deciphers them and transforms them into motifs... Little by little, a choice is made at the heart of her manipulations from which a detail or a sensation will emerge, evoking a memory, echoing her own personal history.
She creates formats on paper or canvas with a lively and colourful style, they are the result of attempts at superimpositions, confrontations, destructuring, splitting up by cutting and collage where the fragments of images integrate and merge.
The artist's universe is populated with faces, scenes, landscapes, forms. Cécile Degouy plays with our perception so that a whole iconography, suggested or underlying, leaves room for the imagination and dreams.
Her process is within the limits of figuration where the time of elaboration of a work is an essential factor in her creative process. Leaving behind the immediacy inherent to the current mode of image distribution, painting once again becomes the medium that allows the artist to control the duration of the construction of a representation while feeling reactive and alive in a society overdosed with images.
2001: National Diploma of Plastic Arts, option Arts, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux arts d'Angers
2021: with the project Exposer Insitu and the Department, collaboration with the college Desnos in La Ferté Bernard (72)
2020: at the PAD with the collective Blast, Angers
2019: with the project Exposer Insitu and the Department, collaboration with the college st Jean B de la Salle in Téloché (72)
2019: Painting, first part, Chapelle st Lazare, Angers
2014: Tribute gallery of the School of Plastic Arts of Châtellerault, with Bertrand Lavier
2021-2019: Les Préférences, Centre d'Art de Montrelais and Maison Julien Gracq
2018:" Flux and other arrangements 2" with Livia Deville and Erwann Tirilly curated by David Chevrier at the Centre d'Art de Bazouges la Pérouse
2017-2018: Le petit Marché de l'Art at the Rayon Vert, Nantes
2017: Rendez vous à st Briac, Contemporary Art Trail, st Briac
2016 : Children will have to play in the garden, Phantom Projects Contemporary Gallery, Troyes
2016 : Flux and other arrangements, Ateliers Millefeuilles with Livia Deville and Erwann Tirilly, Nantes
2014 : Sonitus Perterget Silentium Malleis, Ateliers Millefeuilles on invitation by Livia Deville, Nantes
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