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Portrait Wilfrid Souffir

Wilfrid Souffir


Born in 1966 in the Hauts de Seine, I discovered painting in the family library. During holidays in France and abroad, I visit museums and galleries. From there comes my taste for architecture and a passion for painting.
After being apprentice carpenter at the companions in Normandy, I take odd jobs in Paris to finance studies of Architect. I graduated from Paris La Villette in 1996.
After a few years spent in architec agency, BE, I started in 1999 a new activity: the creation of fashion accessories. I then design with a friend jewelry and I launched my shoe brand for the Midec in 2001. An innovation that led me to participate in trade shows.
My first sketches are inspired by erotic magazines, pin-ups (Aslan, Elvgren, Gruau), comics (Loisel, Manara, Berardinis) and art galleries like Les Larmes d'Eros in Paris. Not to mention my admiration for paintings from the 13th century to the present day, from Botticelli, Bosch, Vinci, Tiepolo, Holbein, Ingres, Klimt, Gauguin, De Stael, Hopper, Freud, Bacon, Buffet, Lichtenstein, Haring, Basquiat, etc ...
In 2000, I met a photographer "YS" Life, who transmits me his techniques on the community report "Ganesh, Jew, Catholic" and his decryption of photos of Magnum or Sieff, Doisneau, Mapplethorpe, Batters, Newton, Berquet, etc ...
This then leads me to bring the nude photo to the painting. A wide range of techniques comes to serve the diversity of topics.
Since 2001, in parallel with my activities in real estate and retail, I exhibit my paintings at Paris Bastille and in Parisian clubs.
The universe of the woman and her eroticism transport my imagination towards unknown spheres. Different shots are created to plunge gently into this universe where colors and an atmosphere spread by applying a chromatic like a perfume.
I try to share the emotions of the woman from different angles of her seduction and mystery.
After Paris, Montpellier, Marseille, it is in Avignon in 2016 that I decided to devote myself to new themes without borders, without prejudices to share every day.

Works of art in position

Triumph au lit in a living room
Beware the wolf in a bedroom

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