Born in Paris April 9, 1964.
Lives and works in
Sophie Dumont left the
capiltale to live in a few years in the Caraibes
then Spain and finally in Marocco.
load of images and colours that she will
carefully keep deep in her memory. Back to
she makes the jump and seizes the brush.
From her early youth, she is immersed
in the world of
painting, through her paternal
grandmother’s drawings, Henriette Dumont, who
sketches all the time, her children
grandchildren with a stroke which ressembles that of Matisse.
Sophie Dumont takes an interest in Art History,
works several years, searches, discovers to
truly realize herself around 2007. Her style
becomes stronger, the layers multiply on the
canvas, letting a beach or some cliffs appear to
whomever wants to discover them.
Her work in oil takes all its value in the successive layers
and the transparencies in
various shades of grey and white.
Dumont’s abstract is not a concept, it is an
approach where each canvas builds itself around
a graphic design put into perspective by the colour.
The drawing can evoke the contour
of a body or the meanders of a landscape. It is
only the unpremeditated interpretation of a
figurative idea which takes other shapes in
The canvas gets structured around
a play of curves and lines filtering the lights.
C’est dans cette construction épurée qu’entre
en scène la palette de tonalités souvent contrastées.
It is in this refined structure
that the palette of often contrasted tonalities
enters. But the substance is never rough,
drawing from its maturation of
which are the results of a creative work of the
material. The knife shapes the material into
successive layers which merge into a combination
of sparkling colours.
The underlying presence of the
different substrata creates this vibration born
from the contrast between material and colours
to give to the representation its own life,
devoid of any reference. The eye of the viewer,
far from being guided, is invited to travel
freely in the canvas. His perception is only the
expression of his own emotions, simply subject
to the effect of modulations transcribed by the
artist, and which explains this permanent
relation between works, with at times changing
aspects and mind, but that symbolize a coherent
and sincere approach.