Medium

Philippe Cognée translates photographs and videos he takes of his surroundings into evocative, layered paintings. For his early paintings and roughly hewn wooden sculptures, he chose figures and mythological scenes as his primary subject matter. Later he began working in encaustic, an ancient process in which pigment is mixed with beeswax and fixed with heat after application to the canvas. Referring to the medium—a difficult and unusual choice—Cognée highlights its ephemeral, diffuse visual qualities, allowing him “to make things disappear in light.”

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Philippe Cognée, Carne dei fioriTemplon
2018
PHILIPPE COGNEEONIRIS - Florent Paumelle
2017
NocturnesTemplon
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House in Mexico, 2013

Wax painting on canvas
60 1/5 × 78 7/10 in
153 × 200 cm
€40,000 - 50,000
Location
Paris, 75003, Brussels
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Medium

Philippe Cognée translates photographs and videos he takes of his surroundings into evocative, layered paintings. For his early paintings and roughly hewn wooden sculptures, he chose figures and mythological scenes as his primary subject matter. Later he began working in encaustic, an ancient process in which pigment is mixed with beeswax and fixed with heat after application to the canvas. Referring to the medium—a difficult and unusual choice—Cognée highlights its ephemeral, diffuse visual qualities, allowing him “to make things disappear in light.”

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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