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b. 1967, Germany

Elger Esser Biography

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.

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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.

Elger Esser Featured Artworks

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Etang du Bateguier IV by Elger Esser contemporary artwork photography
Elger EsserEtang du Bateguier IV, 2020C-Print, Diasec Face
184 x 244 x 5 cm (incl frame)
KEWENIG Enquire
Enfeh IV by Elger Esser contemporary artwork photography
Elger EsserEnfeh IV, 2004C-print diasec/forex
141 x 184 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
Ninfa (Psekas) by Elger Esser contemporary artwork photography
Elger EsserNinfa (Psekas), 2013Chromogenic print
182.9 x 231.1 x 4.5 cm
Bruce Silverstein Contact Gallery
140 Saint-Malo by Elger Esser contemporary artwork photography
Elger Esser140 Saint-Malo, 2004Chromogenic print
184 x 304 x 4 cm
Bruce Silverstein Contact Gallery
Mornac sur Seudre by Elger Esser contemporary artwork photography, print
Elger EsserMornac sur Seudre, 2014Directprint on silver-coated copper plate
33 x 43 x 4 cm
Bruce Silverstein Contact Gallery
6 Dieppe by Elger Esser contemporary artwork print
Elger Esser6 Dieppe, 2007B/w-print, hand coloured, framed
184 x 288 x 4 cm (incl frame)
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Combray (Ambronay) by Elger Esser contemporary artwork photography
Elger EsserCombray (Ambronay), 2012Heliogravure on laid paper
117 x 133 x 6 cm
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Combray (Bourdeilles) by Elger Esser contemporary artwork photography
Elger EsserCombray (Bourdeilles), 2011Heliogravure on laid paper
117 x 133 x 6 cm
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Elger Esser Recent Exhibitions

Elger Esser Represented By

Galerie Tanit contemporary art gallery in Munich, Germany Galerie Tanit Beirut, Munich
KEWENIG contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany KEWENIG Berlin, Palma

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