May 16th to June 16th 2019 : << 1988 at mi*galerie Paris
September 12th to October 28ht 2020 : CARTON PLEIN! at Courcelles Gallery, Paris, France.
PRESS / INTERVIEW
March 2021 : Create Magazine curated by Christopher Jobson
plus a Create Magazine website itw
February 2021 : Textile Curator
February 2021 : This is COLOSSAL
November 2019 : TextileArtist.org
August 2019 : 60secdocs
August 2019 : be creative magazine
June 2019 : i24 news TV feature (in french)
June 2019 : 9Lives Magazine (in french)
May 2019 : Les Inrockuptibles (in french)
April 2019 : Les Inrockuptibles (in french)
Cécile Davidovici (b.1987) is a French artist living and working in Paris. She started her career as a writer/film maker and after many years settled upon an art form that was more tangible and relatable, textiles.
Her most recent work, Portraits of a Constant Dream, is a series of female portraits, entirely hand embroidered. They portray a close up of one face which becomes two, with no clue as to the era. The faces are almost identical, however, one is always bigger, more present, hiding half of the other. There is no space on the canvas for anything but this landscape of skin which creates no distractions for the viewer.
The meticulous intertwining of threads that depict skin creates a new form of transparency that unveils the person behind the face. What hides beneath the surface? These women stare at us but in reality, they are looking within themselves, questioning their contradictions, revealing their doubts. Their openness and vulnerability even allows the audience to see a part of themselves when looking at the subjects. Davidovici places her own unique spin on the medium of textiles and by layering threads like a painter would with a paintbrush, she re-interprets the face differently, giving a new shape to these faces, opening a door for a reinvention, a new skin, a new story.