Philippe Cognée is usually known for the expressive force in his paintings. Done in wax deformed by the heat of an iron, they are deformed images that seems to autodestruct, gnawed and eroded. This exhibition shows the same power in his drawings. In his unreal urban landscapes, corroded buildings and still lifes, we find all the subjects that have made this French artist famous in the drips of black ink and traces of charcoal. As with his canvases, the different nuances of materials and colours (usually grey and black) deliver an explosive struggle on the paper.
'Vanités', 2012 / © ENSBA, 2012
'Container ', 1996 / © ENSBA, 2012
'Gare Montparnasse', 2001 / © ENSBA, 2012