Valentine Louafi studied visual arts and 2D animated movies at the Higher college of applied arts E.S.A.A.T in Roubaix, North of France. After graduating, she settled in Aix-en-Provence, South of France, where she then graduated from the University Aix-Marseille in practice and theory of the arts.
Her Master's thesis encompassed the representation of silhouettes in animation movies and shadow theaters, highlighting the work of the German artist Lotte Reiniger, a pioneer in the animation industry, known as the Queen of the cissors.
This thesis deals with the expression and visual transcription of the body movement, through the prism of the silhouette art. This will set the foundations of her art.
An art made of pure lines, lights and shadows, drawn to the essential.