Antoine Dufilho

(France 1982 -)


There is an almost palpable link between the names Dufilho and Bugatti, a link that was forged by the passion of several men.

First, it was Antoine's great-uncle Jacques who had the good fortune to collect Bugattis. This immense passion was passed on to his nephew and naturally, as one passes on a genetic heritage, the torch was passed to Antoine.

His work consists in exposing an alternation of full and empty, materializing a skeleton, breaking down the forms into successive layers. A movement is created by this sequenced representation.
It is thus a kinetic vision of a static object that the artist offers us, in particular thanks to the wandering of its observer, which allows a different interpretation according to its point of observation.
The dynamic effect is accentuated by an alternation of symmetries and asymmetries, causing an effect of acceleration or deceleration.

A graduate of the Lille School of Architecture and Landscape, he was able to design and build himself the studio in which all his works are created in the Lille countryside, using maritime containers.

It is therefore logical that Antoine Dufilho began to design and create monuments such as the Chrysler Building and historical symbols such as the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty.

It is by being aware of his roots that a man can grow. Antoine Dufilho knows his roots, which are in art and medicine. His work proves it.

As a child, Antoine Dufilho was introduced to the plastic arts by his great uncle, an actor, painter and sculptor. Later, medical studies allowed him to discover and dissect the complexity of human biomechanics.

His studies in architecture led him to a new approach to sculpture, notably to the work of the skeleton, which once exposed reveals a succession of fullness and emptiness, bringing lightness and dynamism to the overall form.

Antoine Dufilho is self-taught, he experiments with different techniques such as casting and welding to gradually build the aesthetics of his art around this DNA that characterizes him; he begins to devote himself fully in 2012.

It is therefore a new step for Antoine Dufilho, who used his passion for cars and his knowledge in architecture to learn sculpture, different techniques, to put into practice different concepts, and more globally, discover his style.

He now wishes to apply his work on the representation of movement and lightness in the abstract, which will allow him to go even further in his art.

The artist is moving forward and intends to take his art with him, now freeing himself from the figurative, thanks to the abstract.
In his new creations, Antoine Dufilho offers us an optical illusion, furtively revealing the balance of a cube, to the hazards of the movement of metallic needles.