Stephan Bersier is an illustrator, graphic novel author, street artist (as Le Bestiaire) and bus driver, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Born in 1971 in Neuchâtel, he has also hungarian origins through his mother. He studied Architecture in the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he graduated in 1999.
What is the Genius Loci ? Can we represent it ?
What makes a place special, is there something more than the stones or the raw material ? These are the kind of questions which motivate Stephan Bersier, and take the main place in most of his works, pictures and stories.
Having also worked as a delivery driver, postman and taxi driver before being a bus driver, he found many possibilities to confront himself directly with the city, to observe the places physically. In love with strong amospheres, he had been living notably in Berlin, Budapest and La Chaux-de-Fonds.