Cécile Desserle, a passionate, authentic and spirited artist, never stops searching, testing and perfecting her work to deliver works that pay homage to women and proclaim freedom, sensuality and femininity. Movement, gestures, tools, Cécile leaves nothing to chance. Cécile Desserle creates, it is the very essence of her life, perhaps it comes f...
Cécile Desserle, a passionate, authentic and spirited artist, never stops searching, testing and perfecting her work to deliver works that pay homage to women and proclaim freedom, sensuality and femininity. Movement, gestures, tools, Cécile leaves nothing to chance. Cécile Desserle creates, it is the very essence of her life, perhaps it comes from her parents who were ceramists, from this workshop that she explored as a child from every angle and whose smell will mark her forever. At the age of 10, she joined the Avignon Fine Arts School in the framework of workshops open to the public, and then quickly attended classes for adults, even if this meant breaking the school rules. At the age of 15, Cécile approached the galleries, nothing could stop her and she trained as a plastic artist at the Sorbonne before going on to teach Plastic Arts.
It is in her studio, her cocoon, her refuge, that she lets her thoughts go. Inspired by Ernest Pignon Ernest and Jacques Villeglé, she gives free rein to her imagination, the body and movement impose themselves, dance and music enter her composition. Collectors noticed her as early as 2003 and shortly afterwards the film-maker Abdellatif Kéchiche found in Cécile Desserle the artist he was looking for to create the works featured in his film "La vie d'Adèle", Palme d'or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
"Retranscribing the aesthetics of bodies to the point of hyper-realistic perfection is an obsession. Whether it's with charcoal, with which one can achieve the illusion of a photo, or with paint, the drawing gradually becomes volume and, through hard work, a character gradually comes to life in front of me. The apparitions that inspired them become bodies. In this quasi-mystical moment I feel like a smuggler, discovering a woman who reveals herself before me, and through whom I feel I exist.
Curiously, it is at this moment when the Grail could be reached, that a gap between reality and my painting breaks the illusion of hyper-realism: with a gesture I erase a part of my work, as if I wanted, by altering its perfection, to also make the extreme difficulty of it visible." the gallery’s words
I had the pleasure of representing Cécile Desserle in 2015 and am delighted to resume this collaboration. I still have the same attraction for this sensual and liberated femininity. Cécile never ceases to perfect her gestures, to demand the best of herself while keeping her simplicity and her artistic writing.