Thomas Flechtner

Germs #2

Thomas Flechtner
Germs #2, 2010
C-Print, 175 x 225 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur, with support of the Federal Council of Culture Switzerland

© Thomas Flechtner / 2007 Pro Litteris, Zürich

b. 1961 (Winterthur, CH), lives and works in Zurich, CH and Creuse, FR
Thomas Flechtner’s photographs of Le Corbusier’s buildings in Chandigarh, India, have been shown in many museums and galleries. They are remarkable for their distinctive use of colour that make us take a second look at this city, one from which we gain a new visual understanding of the contrast between European modernism and an Indian, eastern lifestyle. Flechtner’s latest photographs, including his pictures of the snow-clad Swiss town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, follow on from this series and create mysterious nocturnal landscapes.