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Watercolor and gouache on paper
30 x 22 in
Paris-based artist Cécile Granier de Cassagnac creates paintings, hybrid sculptures, and collages with trophies, furs, and small found objects. However, the heart of her artistic practice lies in the personal creation of drawings and paintings in a brilliant color palette of ink, gouache, and watercolor. She depicts strange houses, landscapes, and beasts—particularly those that fly or swim, bodies and body parts. Images and colors are created, transformed, and combined with the fluidity of a liquid material, both fleeing and filling a void.
In Le Chant des Grumes, Axelle Blanc states, “In true creative process, color dictates form, texture, and movement by chance. Images of doubt and of propagation become the central subject of her work—a fascination with the uncontrollable growth of living things.”
Born in Paris, Granier de Cassagnac was trained at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. There, she learned to work with different mediums. Her first solo exhibition took place in 2008., Two years later, she was nominated for the Sciences-Po Prize for contemporary art and was invited by Culture France to hold a workshop in Abu Dhabi.
Cécile GRANIER DE CASSAGNAC
The Jules Maeght Gallery is a contemporary art gallery who seeks to engage the San Francisco community by infusing European artists, young and established alike, into a diverse, multimedia dialogue. Amélie and Jules Maeght carry on the Maeght tradition of strong support for contemporary art for the first time in San Francisco. The gallery presents thoughtfully curated exhibitions, ranging from group shows based on conceptual similarities to more intimate shows that encourage artists to play off each other’s styles. The ...