“Les Nouveaux Constructeurs” will present, for the first time in Germany, photographer Stéphane Couturier’s work that resulted from his involvement with French painter Fernand Léger’s œuvre. Upon the invitation of Julie Gutierrez, curator of the Fernand Léger Museum in Biot, Stéphane Couturier worked intensely with the oeuvre of Fernand Léger, one of the masters of modern painting in early 20th-century France. Léger was particularly attentive to the radical transitions of his time. The central focus of his work was the changes people and cities went through due to machines and mass production. Drawing from the form experiments of the cubists, his body of work found its particular artistic expression, which merged the cubist avantgarde with communist engagement.
About the artist
Born 1957 in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France
Lives and works in Paris, France
Stéphane Couturier (*1957) started his artistic career in Paris of the 1990s. Interested particularly in architectural structures and the transformation of spaces, his work derives from places all over the world - from Paris to Berlin, Havana, Seoul and Moscow. In his practice he explores the boundaries of the photographic medium, manipulating and layering images, creating works in-between photography and painterly compositions.