Mathieu Dufois was born in 1984 in Chartres. He lives and works in Tours.
Drawing is central to the work of Mathieu Dufois, who creates both large series’ of drawings on paper and models, as well as films which can be considered as being between animation and experimental film. Indeed, his models constitute the sets for his videos.
In Mathieu Dufois’ work, drawing is not just two-dimensional. He explores a third dimension via volume and movement. By introducing black graphite from pencils into his multimedia writing, the artist attempts to go beyond the limits of graphic language and to acquire new forms and unusual materials.
His work takes much of its inspiration from cinema, and examines the memory of people and places. For him, drawing is based on an approach which is almost archaeological, bringing up to the surface all the emotions and memories of the past.