The large-scale photographs by the contemporary photographer Stéphane Couturier are never committed to representing the purely factual. They also create a new, image-immanent order of things: Through the superposition of two different images of the same place, the artist creates intensely colored to almost abstract works. His works, which have more in common with the definition of contemporary painting as color, line and surface than with traditional notions of photography as a document, are characterized by dynamic verticals and horizontals, elegantly curving lines and brilliant effects of light and color.
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.