Stéphane Couturier

1957 · France

Artist biography

Stéphane Couturier is an established artist, who originates from France, like other prominent artists such as Martinet, Christophe Charbonnel, Beatrice Cussol, Jean Dewasne, and Annabelle Arlie. Stéphane Couturier was born in 1957.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Stéphane Couturier's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in France, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries include La Galerie Particulière | Paris in France, Galleria Carla Sozzani in Italy, and Christophe Guye Galerie in Switzerland. Stéphane Couturier's work are at the moment exhibiting at at Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris with the exhibition Monumental (14 March 2020 - 09 May 2020). Stéphane Couturier's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Oeuvres Choisies (10 May 2019 - 12 June 2019) at Galerie RX in Paris and Les Nouveaux Constructeurs (21 November 2019 - 17 January 2020) at Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded and dominant French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and contributed to the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Stéphane Couturier

Stéphane Couturier was born in 1957 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving international recognition.

Stéphane Couturier