During his first visit to “Climat de France”, Stéphane Couturier instantly realized that his work would have to involve the people, who today inhabit and transform Pouillon’s ideal architectures according to their own needs and desires. Thus his repertoire of themes and motifs expanded: in addition to the large-scale, captivatingly composed, almost painterly photographs of buildings or architectural structures, he created pictures that document the people and their everyday life, capturing them in iconic images. Video portraits, which formally occupy a space between image and film, and three-dimensional photo installations touch the very limits of the medium of “photography” and extend its spectrum.
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.