Lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland
Jean Lecoultre, a painter and printmaker born in Lausanne in 1930, is one of the most internationally renowned Swiss artists of the 20th century.
He has had close artistic and personal links with Spain since his first visit in the 1950s. His work has been shown in multiple exhibitions in Spain, including at Centro Cultural Conde Duque in Madrid, Fundación Antonio Pérez in Cuenca and Centre Cultural Círculo del Arte in Barcelona.
Lecoultre is admired as a draughtsman and printmaker, and his style evidences a satirical and sharp interpretation of the most aggressive aspects of modernity through the confrontation of human figures with technical devices.
He plays with art as a means of denouncing social representations and their merit, highlighting the distance between what is real and the idea of what is real.