Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

Emerging Artist

Cécile Duchêne-Malissin is a resolutely figurative painter. His canvases depict isolated characters, imbued with a certain melancholy, and seeming plunged into a deep introspection. A diversity of mediums at the service of composition The painting of Cécile Duchêne-Malissin cannot be labeled as it is unique: by themes, the composition, but also the technique, mixing acrylic, ink, paper and canvas painting. Wishing to move away from “the simple paint”, she uses it as a starting point on a partly marouflaged canvas, where she adds various techniques such as pastel to oil, graphite mine, collage and sometimes the sewing. Cécile Duchêne-Malissin remains on the same theme for a long time, declining it on several canvases or drawings. Generally, it starts with a search for composition that it most of the time does with sketches to which it incorporates photos. A dreamlike universe imbued with nostalgia The paintings of Cécile Duchêne-Malissin do not mention any reference of time or place because that is not the important. Rather, it is a question of translating our fragility in front of the world and the need to hide behind a protective envelope. If childhood occupied a large part in her work before, Cécile Duchêne-Malissin's approach now evolves. The relationship to the body and its fragility remains however. Fugacity of existence, a tiny trace that it represents on the scale of the universe: the history of humanity is as brief as a beat of wings. Cécile Duchêne-Malissin transcribes this brevity thanks to transparencies obtained by a superposition of painting, ink and marouflated papers on the web. This ephemerity is approached in the "Disappearance" series, "Metamorphoses" or "Dust". The characters of the canvases are revealed as much as they hide: behind masks, vegetation. They present themselves to the spectator, abandoned to the gaze, and yet all in restraint. But is it the spectator who observes the character, or the opposite?

To read: the interview with Cécile Duchêne-Malissin on Kazoart's blog

Cécile Duchêne-Malissin Artworks

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    Versailles IV by Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

    Versailles IV

    Paintings - 150x100 cm
    Jeux d'enfants, le trophée by Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

    Jeux d'enfants, le trophée

    Paintings - 55x75 cm
    Les métamorphoses III by Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

    Les métamorphoses III

    Paintings - 92x73 cm
    Véranda VI by Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

    Véranda VI

    Paintings - 200x180 cm
    Buisson II by Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

    Buisson II

    Paintings - 30x30 cm
    Versailles V by Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

    Versailles V

    Paintings - 92x73 cm
    Girl and roses III by Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

    Girl and roses III

    Paintings - 65x54 cm
    Tu deviens une absence X by Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

    Tu deviens une absence X

    Paintings - 65x54 cm
    Apparition X by Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

    Apparition X

    Paintings - 92x73 cm
    Versailles III - La mouche by Cécile Duchêne-Malissin

    Versailles III - La mouche

    Paintings - 120x100 cm

    L'heure bleue

    Paintings - 120x100 cm


    Paintings - 116x89 cm

    Réflexion XI

    Paintings - 116x178 cm

    Disparition IV

    Paintings - 116x89 cm

    Disparition VII

    Paintings - 100x150 cm

    Dissimulation VI

    Paintings - 100x120 cm

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