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Elger Esser

Capitola, From Six American Sunsets, 2008

Archival Pigment Print
43 1/4 × 56 1/2 in
109.9 × 143.5 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Los Angeles
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Elger Esser
German, b. 1967
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Elger Esser’s pale, luminous landscape photographs, which are almost entirely unpeopled and frequently feature a straight, low horizon line, have been compared to both early-19th-century photography and Dutch landscape paintings of the 17th century. Like other German photographers such as Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth, Esser studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher in Dusseldorf. His images typically capture European lowlands— softly lit beaches, wetlands, valleys, or riverbeds—in which Esser evokes the sublime. Imbuing his landscapes with a quiet romance, Esser models his style on postcard images, which have fascinated the artist since childhood.

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Elger Esser
German, b. 1967
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Elger Esser’s pale, luminous landscape photographs, which are almost entirely unpeopled and frequently feature a straight, low horizon line, have been compared to both early-19th-century photography and Dutch landscape paintings of the 17th century. Like other German photographers such as Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth, Esser studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher in Dusseldorf. His images typically capture European lowlands— softly lit beaches, wetlands, valleys, or riverbeds—in which Esser evokes the sublime. Imbuing his landscapes with a quiet romance, Esser models his style on postcard images, which have fascinated the artist since childhood.

Elger Esser

Capitola, From Six American Sunsets, 2008

Archival Pigment Print
43 1/4 × 56 1/2 in
109.9 × 143.5 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Los Angeles
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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