Didier CHRISTOPHE / Biographie - Biography
Didier Christophe was
born in Limoges in 1962. He is student, from 1980 till 1986, in the
school of the Fine Arts of Bordeaux and in the university of Bordeaux
3, and obtains in 1987 a master degree in communications arts and spectacles
with a study on a poet of Bordeaux: psychoanalysis and transpositions
around the work of Jean de la Ville of Mirmont.
It is in Morocco, where he stays from
1987 till 1989, where Didier
Christophe elaborates his first own working
technique: a work of the lumpy earth, on the motive, in the
landscape. Since 1993 and after megaliths, the context of Limousin,
place in which he lives since 1990, offers to him to decline its
approach from a new motive: cows.
The animal is drawn at first
with oil chalk and in the colour. The compositions use acrylic and
collages. In the recent works, textual, photographic or graphic
counterpoints are added to the drawings of animals or human beings.
Gradually, his subject slid
of the animal and bovine breeding towards the conditions of productions
Today, his work turns to a
collaboration more and more built with sectors of professional
activity where the image is not enough satisfactory for him to
approach complex ideas: he feels the need to use writing, with the
necessity of the meeting and the experiment of different people.
Now, he uses for the
piece painting, ink and photography. He adds gladly interviews in
his installations and his publishing.
In December 2006, he obtained a
doctorate in art (PhD, summa cum laude); the subject of it was: the agriculture of a
territory in the art experiment.
Since 2016, he is teacher trainer and researcher at ENSFEA (National Superior School of Agricultural Education Training, Federal University of Toulouse).
He has published various books in the humanities and social sciences by
L'Harmattan (Paris), as well as numerous articles, and has produced
several dozen of academic and popularization conferences. (See the list).
Didier Christophe lives and
works in Tulle and in Toulouse.
He continues to show his art works: at least 125 exhibitions in Europa (France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain).
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