Pierre Nahon, L'Histoire de la Galerie Beaubourg II, 1988-1994, Paris, 2009, p. 18, illustrated in colour
Dufour cannot paint anybody. He paints the woman he most desires among all the ones he sees. It cannot work without desire. He chooses to represent female nudes, but not any woman, she who touches him the most, his. (...) Dufour speaks about bodies: the other's body. And by doing so, he speaks about the very body of painting, the one that takes shape on the canvas. It is also our own body when it projects itself in the anarchic space of desire and fantasy, far away from beautiful polished images and good manners. In this interlacing of colors and shapes, life unfolds in a disruptive chaos.
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