Born in Valais (Switzerland) in 1970, I obtained a Masters in Architecture in 1997. After various professional experiences, in 2002, I became interested in social sciences, leading to achieving a Bachelor , in this subject, from The University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland, in 2006. While I continued to deepen my knowledge of human functioning through various continuing education courses, I remained passionate about art and spent a large proportion of time developing and intensifying creative practice, devoting myself, with passion and seriousness to regular artistic production.
Various complementary courses, workshops and master classes in drawing, painting, calligraphy and ceramics confirmed my affinities and enhanced my skills. An activity as an illustrator for a small newspaper also enriched my experience.
Travelling and meeting people have left a lasting impression on my memory and have influenced my work heavily. The memories, impressions and experiences brought back from Australia, Vietnam, China, Morocco and Spain are dominant in my artistic influence.
Multiple artists have also made a very strong impression on me and my work during my artistic journey, I would mention Yamanobe Hidaeki, Christian Hetzel, Pierre Soulage, Lawrence Carroll, Su Xiaobai, Mark Rothko, Robert Ryman, Lee Ufan, David Ostrowski, Edouardo Chilida, the list is not exhaustive!
Thanks to regular investment, my work evolves in a constant exploration. I exhibit professionally, on a regular basis; in Valais, Geneva, The Swiss Riviera, Bologna (Italy,) Paris and Madrid and elsewhere, to mention just a few. These exhibitions allow time of great self reflection, the possibility to think, breath, exchange and be an artist from different perspectives. The meetings and exchanges enrich me greatly and oblige me to ask myself many questions, regarding my work .
Two prizes obtained during the 2016 and 2017 editions of the exhibition "Little Treasures" organised by Trevisan International Art in Bologna, as well as, a cultural merit awarded by the commune of Savièse, have been of enormous encouragement, giving courage and a strong desire to persevere in this magnificent adventure. I have also had the honour of joining the “Arthoteque,” a group of professional Swiss artists.
My work was also the subject of a double page spread in the magazine Art & Design, in the May 2017 issue, as well as an article in the magazine Top Art, in the spring 2018 edition.
"Widely shown, published, and celebrated painter Stéphane Meier takes the viewer on a dive into crystalline pools of color-blocks and shapes. In his Kandinsky meets Rothko-style paintings, Meier’s geometric patterns are met with bricks, lines and whorls of color which offer a softening and dappling effect to the otherwise angular compositions. The range of his work is vast as he works with paper cut-outs, sculpture and paint, but many of his pieces reflect on a common theme: the passing of time and its effect on physical matter.
Meier’s sculptures feature various materials that he molds and shapes into structures tall and winding, looming and spindly. With his work, Meier aims to question the language of visuality seeking to “... identify the strength of the compositions, the dialogue of the layers, the nuances, the line, the trace.” Beginning his art practice as an inquiry into matter, Meier used various materials such as wood, mineral coatings, pigments, and metals to explore the mystery of how things came to be the way they are, their integrity and how they change over time. His style has evolved to a more abstract practice, using the pictorial plane to survey his influences, impressions, and memories."
ARTmine from Agora Gallery New York