December 26, 2008

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German born photographer Renate Aller has been photographing the Atlantic Ocean for over a decade from a single point on the Hamptons’ coastline. Her images capture the infinitely shifting colors and textures of the sky and water, and the beauty and grandeur of the ocean, providing a rich document of what has drawn people to this area for generations. The sublime beauty of this view, which Aller directly connects to the great 19th century German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, is also a metaphor for the landscape of the human emotions.

About Renate Aller

The photographer Renate Aller focuses primarily on portraiture and landscape. She is best known for expansive, poetic images that visually unite two ostensibly different environments—the ocean and the desert. Her luminous yet quiet landscapes embody the qualities of classical portraiture, with the ocean or desert replacing the human subject. In the series “Oceanscapes—One View,” Aller photographed the Atlantic Ocean from the same vantage point on the east end of Long Island over the course of ten years. Although the point of view remains static, the seascape ebbs and flows, imbuing the subject with anthropomorphic moods and revealing a natural dynamism that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Elemental Perspectives: Land, Sea + Sky, Adamson Gallery, Washington
2015
Extraordinary Photographs V, Rosier Gallery, Berkeley
2014
Art Miami 2014, Adamson Gallery, Washington
2013
PULSE Miami 2013, Adamson Gallery