Spotlight: Cécile Lempert

Discover a curated selection of new works

This Spotlight presentation debuts new watercolours and works on canvas by German painter Cécile Lempert. In these 4 works, the artist's unique figurative practice explores and shifts boundaries between traditional portraiture and rendered imagery.

  • Four faces
  • Four faces
  • Four faces
  • Four faces

Cécile Lempert

Four faces

Regular price

Date
2021

Dimensions
48 x 35 cm (framed)
45 x 32 cm (unframed)

Medium
Watercolour on stone paper

Details
This is a unique work, hand-signed by the artist on the back of the paper.

Framing option
The framed option comes mounted on acid-free board in a hand-made white oak frame.

Lempert starts painting onto un-stretched canvases, nailed to the wall of her studio. By using computer generated imagery, family photographs and online source material, she creates powerful and timeless human stills.

  • Turquoise
  • Turquoise
  • Turquoise

Cécile Lempert

Turquoise

Regular price

Date
2022

Dimensions
180 x 190 cm

Medium
Distemper and pastel on canvas

Details
This is a unique work, hand-signed by the artist on the back of the painting.

  • Running girl
  • Running girl
  • Running girl
  • Running girl

Cécile Lempert

Running girl

Regular price

Date
2021

Dimensions
48 x 35 cm (framed)
45 x 32 cm (unframed)

Medium
Watercolour on paper

Details
This is a unique work, hand-signed by the artist on the back of the paper.

Framing option
The framed option comes mounted on acid-free board in a hand-made white oak frame.

Cécile Lempert’s work explores the boundary between reality, computer generated imagery and memory. Her compositions, often characterized by artificial characters and objects, draw on both classical portraiture and rendered imagery. Lempert’s works create a universe that visualizes memories into fictional scenes.

”I build models out of clay or in a virtual program. This way I can try out different angles and sections. Then I make drawings of the picture to get a feeling for the simplification or the colour mood.”
— Cécile Lempert

  • Orange room
  • Orange room
  • Orange room
  • Orange room

Cécile Lempert

Orange room

Regular price

Date
2022

Dimensions
105 x 200 cm

Medium
Distemper and pastel on canvas

Details
This is a unique work, hand-signed by the artist on the back of the painting.