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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Elger Esser

b. 1967, Germany

Elger Esser, born 1967 in Stuttgart, Germany and raised in Rome, is a graduate of the‚ Becher class‘ of the Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie. However one can not detect the formal strictness of Bernd Becher in Essers landscape and architectural photography. They seem to be more related to the earliest photography in their romantic static’s.

Theses in faded yellow dipped landscapes, mostly taken in France and Italy, are in strange kind of transition; all the details are correct, nothing has been retouched, but still everything seems to be unreal and remote. Just as after a dream, there remain no concrete landscapes but vague impressions and memories of travelling through peaceful scenes, especially river landscapes and coastal regions. Essers merging picture zones of water, sand, snow and clouds create their un-insistent suction by extruding mainly one thing: calmness.

Featured Artworks

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El -Kab I by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserEl -Kab I, 2011 C-print, Diasec face
142 x 184 x 5 cm
KEWENIG
El -Kab II by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserEl -Kab II, 2011 C-print, Diasec face
184 x 239.5 x 5 cm
KEWENIG
Gennes II by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserGennes II, 2017 Directprint, silver-coated copperplate, shellac
10.5 x 13.25 x 1.5 inches
ROSEGALLERY
Pouldouran by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserPouldouran, 2018 Directprint, silver-coated copperplate, shellac
10.5 x 13.25 x 1.5 inches
ROSEGALLERY
Amboise by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserAmboise, 2018 Directprint, silver-coated copperplate
13 x 17 x 1.5 inches
ROSEGALLERY
Amboise by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserAmboise, 2006 C-print on DiaSec face
72.5 x 96.5 inches
ROSEGALLERY
Seudre, Frankreich by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserSeudre, Frankreich, 2003 C-print, diasec mounted
39.5 x 56 inches
ROSEGALLERY
Ninfa, Ouia (Thyia) by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserNinfa, Ouia (Thyia), 2013 Directprint, AluDibond, Shellac
72 x 90 inches
ROSEGALLERY

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Elger Esser, Morgenland at KEWENIG, Berlin
Closed
25 November 2017–27 January 2018 Elger Esser Morgenland KEWENIG, Berlin

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