Antoine Dufilho Ferrari 330 P4
Antoine Dufilho La Ferrari
Antoine Dufilho Porsche 911
Antoine Dufilho Mercedes W196
Antoine Dufilho Bugatti Atlantic
As a child, Antoine Dufilho was introduced to the plastic arts by his grandfather, the actor Jacques Dufilho, who is also a painter, sculptor and Bugatti collector. Later, medical studies allowed him to discover and dissect the complexity of human biomechanics.
Then, studies in architecture led him to a new approach to sculpture, in particular to the work of the framework, which once exposed, reveals a succession of fullness and emptiness, bringing lightness and dynamism to the general form. At the same time, he creates sculptures and since 2012 he devotes himself completely to them.
His work consists of exposing an alternation of full and empty, materializing a skeleton, and breaking down the forms into successive layers. A movement is then 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 according to his point of view.
The dynamic effect is accentuated by an alternation of symmetries and asymmetries, causing an effect of acceleration or deceleration.
His creations obviously include great architectural monuments. As a graduate of the Lille School of Architecture and Landscape, he was able to design and build the workshop in which all his works are created in the Lille countryside, using shipping containers. It is therefore logical that Antoine Dufilho started designing and creating monuments such as the Chrysler Building and historical symbols such as the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty.
But also automobiles, most of the time old, and always represented in an original way. The figurative is replaced by evoking the lines of emblematic cars, from the 250 GTO to the 300 SLR via the Porsche 356 and single-seaters.
It is therefore a new stage for Antoine Dufilho, who used his passion for automobiles and his knowledge of architecture to learn sculpture and different techniques, to put into practice different concepts, and more generally, to discover his style.
He now wishes to apply his work to the representation of movement and lightness in the abstract, which will allow him to go even further in his art.
The Class Art Biarritz gallery offers several sculptures by Antoine Dufilho.