« Je m’imagine les jours a?venir ». 2019. Dessin à la pierre noire. 25 x 36cm. (© Mathieu Dufois) cave, he drew animals in the middle of a forest, having first photographed them in the flesh at night, in the light of a flashlight. An echo to the cave paintings, these silhouettes, blurred by light in the darkness, seem to be in motion, condensing the past and the present. In 2018, during another residency, this archaeologist of images was brought face to face with the Fayum portraits and the brightness of the Egyptian desert.The unprecedented result is presented at Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré in Tours (until 15 June 2020), as well as the Praz-Delavallade gallery in Paris (until 23 May 2020). Simultaneously, concretely extending the limits of the paper, Dufois creates models and animated films.These can be seen in film!, the exhibition held in the basement of the fair, in partnership with Cinémathèque française and its collection of drawings that converses with the works of artists participating in Drawing Now. In this collection, Dufois was looking for traces of an unmade film, a new memory-matter: a watercolour by scenographer Alexandre Trauner, preparatory drawing for the set of Marcel Carné’s (1947), which only had three days of filming. With his model, Dufois recreates this fragment of a set. It is, like the others, the location for his film where archives appear. Dufois is among the five nominees for the Drawing Now prize. I hope he wins. Translation: Jessica Shapiro Mathieu Dufois Né en / born 1984 à / in Chartres Vit et travaille à / lives in Tours Expositions récentes (sélection) / Recent shows: 2017 Pôle international de la préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ; Silencio, Paris 2018 La Galerie particulière, Paris Galerie Claire Gastaud, Clermont-Ferrand ; Cinéma Le Cratère, Toulouse 2019 Art  Collector, Patio Opéra, Paris La Fleur de l’Âge Tout un
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