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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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Enfeh IV by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserEnfeh IV, 2004C-print diasec/forex
141 x 184 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
Ninfa (Psekas) by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserNinfa (Psekas), 2013Chromogenic print
182.9 x 231.1 x 4.5 cm
Bruce Silverstein Contact Gallery
Beauduc IV, Frankreich 2009 by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserBeauduc IV, Frankreich 2009, 2009C-print on Diasec Face
141 x 184 x 5 cm
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle Contact Gallery
140 Saint-Malo by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger Esser140 Saint-Malo, 2004Chromogenic print
184 x 304 x 4 cm
Bruce Silverstein Contact Gallery
Mornac sur Seudre by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
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
Elger Esser6 Dieppe, 2007B/w-print, hand coloured, framed
184 x 288 x 4 cm (incl frame)
KEWENIG Enquire
Poveglia II by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserPoveglia II, 2002C-Print, DiaSec Face
141 x 181 x 5 cm
KEWENIG Enquire
Combray (Ambronay) by Elger Esser contemporary artwork
Elger EsserCombray (Ambronay), 2012Heliogravure on laid paper
117 x 133 x 6 cm
KEWENIG Enquire

Elger Esser Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Elger Esser, Room #6 at KEWENIG, Berlin
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10–27 June 2020 Elger Esser Room #6 KEWENIG, BerlinBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Elger Esser, Inherent Time at Bruce Silverstein, New York
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27 February–11 April 2020 Elger Esser Inherent Time Bruce Silverstein, New YorkNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Elger Esser, Morgenland at KEWENIG, Berlin
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25 November 2017–27 January 2018 Elger Esser Morgenland KEWENIG, BerlinBerlin

Elger Esser Represented By

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

Elger Esser In Related Press

Elger Esser: ‘Beauty is not important; it’s a logical result in my opinion’ Related Press Elger Esser: ‘Beauty is not important; it’s a logical result in my opinion’ 30 May 2017, Studio International

For his first solo exhibition in a public institution in the UK, Elger Esser (b1967) presented a new body of photographic pieces, entitled Morgenland (Morning land), at Parasol Unit, London. The works in the show, which has just ended, document his visits to Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015. But rather than simply depicting the vast...

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