Stephane Couturier, Melting Point, Havana no.3, 2006-07
 Melting Point, Havana no.3, 2006-07
  Stephane Couturier, Melting Point

Artist book
Stéphane Couturier, Melting Point
 

Stephane Couturier

The photographs of Stephane Couturier, whether of construction sites in Berlin, demolished buildings in Havana, or an automobile assembly plant in Valenciennes, are all about transformation, a subject he explores with a strong sense of design and composition and a brilliant sense of color.  

Couturier began his career as an art photographer in his native Paris in the early 1990’s and has since made significant bodies of work in Dresden, Berlin, Seoul, Moscow, Beijing, and most recently Havana.  His  images are characterized by a  vast array of visual information, an extraordinary clarity, and a poetry of conception that separates him from his contemporary German counterparts. He searches for visually complex sites exhibiting dynamic vertical and horizontal lines, elegant curves, and brilliant effects of light and indigenous color. 

Stephane Couturier was born in Neuilly sur Seine, France, in 1957. His photographs have been featured at many international venues, among which are the Moscow Biennial, the ICP triennial, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musem of Modern Art, Luxembourg and the Museum of Photography, Charleroi, Belgium.  

He is also in most major American museums and collections. The Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Yale Art Gallery, Nelson-Atkins Museum, The National Gallery of Art and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, as well as the LaSalle National Bank corporate collection. In 2004, the Bibliotheque National in Paris featured a major retrospective of his career to date.

 


Selected Images


 

Grand Palais, Paris 8, 1997
40 x 50" c-print
Edition 5


 

Rue de Sevres, Paris, 1998
51.5 x 40" cibachrome print
Edition 5


 

Grand Palais, Paris 8, 2004
35.5 x 35.5" c-print
Edition 8

 

Beuthstrasse, Berlin, 1996
60 x 48" cibachrome print
Edition 5

 

 

Rahnitzgasse, Dresden, 1997
41 x 33" cibachrome print
Edition 8

Funkhaus, Germany, 1997
72 x 40" cibachrome print
Edition 5



 

 

Olympic Parkway #1
San Diego, CA, 2001
25.75 x 48.25" c-print
Edition 5



 

Vista Grande Road
San Diego, CA, 2002
7.5' x 4' (2) cibachrome prints
Edition 5



Shidorim Dong, Seoul, 2002

Shidorim Dong, Seoul, 2002
49 x 89" c-print
Edition 5

Stephane Couturier, Musee Guimet, Paris 16, 1998

Musee Guimet, Paris 16, 1998
72 x 48" cibachrome print
Edition 5

 


Melting Point, Havana no.3, 2006-07
41 x 44" c-print
Edition 5

 

 

 

Havana, Mur No.2, 2005
52 x 43.5" c-print
Edition 8

 

Toyota # 03, 2005
40 x 50" C-print
Edition 8


 

Toyota # 13, 2005
40 x 50" C-print
Edition 8

Toyota # 18, 2005
40 x 50" C-print
Edition 8


 

 


Gallery Exhibitions

 

      The Abstracted Landscape  Sept 24 - Nov 14, 2009

   Stéphane Couturier: Melting Point  Nov 9, 2006  - Jan 6, 2007

 


 

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