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b135343b

Year

2016

Medium

Paintings

Size

125 x 150 cm
49.21 x 59 in

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Medium: Wax painting on canvas

About the Artist

1957 , France

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.


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Paris, 30 rue Beaubourg

The gallery was founded in 1966 by Daniel Templon, who was then only 21. The gallery first opened rue Bonaparte, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, before moving in 1972 to its current location, rue Beaubourg, in the Marais, close to the Pompidou Center, which opened in 1977. Daniel Templon first gained recognition by exhibiting conceptual and minimal...

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