Les Nouveaux Constructeurs at Galerie Kornfeld will present, for the first time in Germany, photographer Stéphane Couturier’s work that resulted from his involvement with French painter Fernand Léger’s œuvre.
Upon the invitation of Julie Gutierrez, curator of the Fernand Léger Museum in Biot, Stéphane Couturier worked intensely with the œuvre of Fernand Léger, one of the masters of modern painting in early 20th-century France. Léger was particularly attentive to the radical transitions of his time. The central focus of his work was the changes people and cities went through due to machines and mass production. Drawing from the form experiments of the cubists, his body of work found its particular artistic expression, which merged the cubist avantgarde with communist engagement.