Born in Nancy in 1956, CharlÉlie Couture learned to play the piano at a very early age, but it was at the Beaux-Arts, fine arts school, that he chose to train, while pursuing what he defines as “Total Art”, a global attitude consisting of finding interconnections between the forms of human expression that are writing, image and music.
It is nonetheless as a singer-songwriter that he has achieved international success with the release of his album Poèmes Rock and his hit ‘Comme un avion sans aile’ [Like a wingless plane]. That same year he founded the group Local à Louer [Space for Rent] in Nancy, bringing together photographers, painters and poets, and published the Manifeste de l’Art Rock [Rock Art Manifesto], in which he wrote: “Art has to bridge the gap between the functionalism of industrial society and the aspirations of pop culture!”
CharlÉlie Couture has 23 albums to his credit, many of them composed in Manhattan where he settled with his family from 2004 to 2018. In 2009 he created his own gallery, The Re Gallery, which essentially presents his work. Paintings, collages, photographs; his pictorial work is the search for a dialogue between reality and intuition.