Antoine Dufilho

Between the names Dufilho and Bugatti, there is an almost palpable bond, which has been woven by the passion of several men. It was first Jacques, Antoine’s great uncle, who was lucky enough to collect Bugatti. This immense passion was transmitted to his nephew and naturally, as one transmits a genetic inheritance, the torch passed to Antoine.
His work consists in exposing an alternation of full and empty, materializing a skeleton, breaking down the forms into successive strata. A movement is created by this sequenced representation. It is therefore a kinetic vision of a static object that the artist offers us, in particular thanks to the wandering of his observer, which allows a different interpretation depending on his point of observation. The dynamic effect is accentuated by an alternation of symmetries and asymmetries, causing an acceleration or deceleration effect.
A graduate of the School of Architecture and Landscape in Lille, he was able to design and build himself in the Lille countryside, using shipping containers, the workshop in which all of his works are created. It is therefore logical that Antoine Dufilho embarked on the design and production of monuments like the Chrysler Building and historic symbols like the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty.
It is by being aware of one's roots that a man can grow. Antoine Dufilho knows them, his roots, which delve into art and medicine. His work proves it.
As a child, Antoine Dufilho was introduced to the visual arts with his great uncle, actor, painter and sculptor. Later, medical studies allowed him to discover and dissect the complexity of human biomechanics. Architectural studies then led him to a new approach to sculpture, in particular to the work of the framework, which once exposed reveals a succession of full and empty, bringing lightness and dynamism to the general form.