N° 6 : SOPHIE DUF
Sophie with her vivid intellectual mind, charismatic personality à la Françoise Sagan and striking Parisian elegance is our sixth portrait.
An illustrator and Creative Artist by trade and an exceptional cook and gardener by nature, Sophie approaches all her projects with the same appetite and inexhaustible creativity with a constant search for perfection.
A graduate of Science Po in 1985, Sophie spends several years working for numerous politicians, as a ghostwriter as well as working in financial institutions, but develops very quickly a curiosity for different artistic currents.
In 2009, although never having attended any artistic school, Sophie launched herself into the world of drawing as an autodidact, just like the famous illustrators Sempé and Pierre Le-Tan before her.
Sophie rapidly becomes a master of the « line » . With a certain economy of traits she achieves a particular balance made up of unexpected tensions and foreseen coincidences. An invented equilibrium with a delicate, poetic pencil stroke full of humor, fantasy and finesse. The « Duf » style is born !
From screen printing for a collection of clothes and shoes to the production of children’s books, through editions of wallpaper and furniture fabric and many other unique objects, it is by browsing through Sophie’s designs that one realizes the multiplicity and diversity of her work.
A collector at heart, Sophie has been watching over the foundation of the painter Charles-Henri Monvert with whom she lived in her youth for several years. Master of geometric abstraction, the artist who died in 2018, has just entered the collections of the MNAM-Centre Pompidou.