Melting Power / Alstom
On the basis of photographs taken in the workshops of the Alstom factories in Belfort, Stéphane Couturier proposes a kind of figurative abstraction based on a mixture and clash of forms, plastic and coloured realities. His work lies between photography and painting. Alstom belongs to the Melting Point series. With "figurative abstraction" Couturier creates gripping images that make constant movement and change visible. With a high degree of compositional skill, the artist captures photographically universally valid archetypes of 21st century Western civilization, breaking the theoretical framework of photographic possibilities; form and content adapt and become representatives of our ever-accelerating technological world. Between abstraction and documentation, the works explore and question how modern cultures can simultaneously create and destroy.