250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
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The unique energy and vitality of the images in Urban Archeology, which was photographed in Berlin, Paris, Seoul, Moscow, Havana, and other cities, accentuate the temporal turbulence of metropolitan areas of the world. Emphasizing the cycles of construction and demolition endemic to modern industrialized life, the photographs possess dynamic vertical and horizontal lines, elegant curves, and brilliant effects of light and indigenous color.
Den Haag, De Bijenkorf #2, Netherlands, 2004
65” H x 48 ½” W x 2” D
Stéphane Couturier was born in France in 1957 and began his career in his native Paris in the early 1990s. Whether it's construction sites in Berlin, demolished buildings in Havana, or an automobile assembly plant in Valenciennes, Couturier’s images are always about transformation, a subject he explores with a strong sense of design, composition, and color. The resulting images, according to the Telegraph, “are characterized by a vast array of visual information and an extraordinary clarity that separates him from his contemporary German counterparts.”