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Stéphane Couturier Monumental

45 min visit

Galerie Christophe Gaillard
14 Mar → 13 Jun 2020
From Tue to Fri 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm. Sat 12 pm to 7 pm. Closed Mon and Sun.

« A first collaboration with the artist that allows to (re)discover several unpublished photographs of known series!  »

What a great playground the city is when it comes to photography! Stéphane Couturier (born in 1957) has understood this. A city surveyor since the 1990s, he has made urban architecture and its transformations the main subject of his work. He mixes hyperrealism of rendering, anchored in a daily reality, and dissolution of form, to better appreciate the details. In Monuments, huge buildings stand out, invading the frame of the photo as they have invaded cities. In Urban Archaeologies, he identifies the old and new ruins of the city, those that could almost go unnoticed. In Brasilia, Chandigarh or Algiers, he sets out in search of the architectural innovations of the 20th century. Since 2014, the photographer has been embracing digital technology. He multiplies the points of view and plays with the accumulation of plans, details and textures within the same image to "get as close as possible to the pure sensations that one perceives when strolling". For the first time, the Gaillard gallery invites us to penetrate these new spaces-time created by Couturier and to plunge between reality and fiction, documentary photography and visual research.


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