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ELGER ESSER'S PHOTOGRAPHY

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But the subjects of Esser's works are landscapes and objects which have been around years, or even centuries. Esser's works, with all their intensity and sharpness, are engrossing, melancholy and poetic. He captured around 25,000 images of the ocean and the waves. Der Düsseldorfer Fotokünstler gehört zu den letzten Schülern von Bernd und Hilla Becher an der Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. But you'd be wrong in thinking that Esser is a naïve follower of the romantic cult of beauty.

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ELGER ESSER

elger esser

Esser sees himself as a craftsman in the traditional sense. Most of the images are steeped in yellow and brown tones. Surreal sepia tones: 'Blois' from the series 'Vedute and Landscapes' Elger Esser is one of the most famous photographic artists in Germany. And because of that, he had a different perspective on the world. Unterwegs — in der Ferne - 4 minutes, 22 seconds - Go to channel - Museum Franz Gertsch - 1. He can appreciate that beauty has an element of the unbearable, but he believes it must be confronted.

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Elger Esser: Oskar

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Zu sehen ist der Film ab dem 26. Esser travels there five to six times a year to photograph. The manual postproduction work on his photographs is an important part of the creative process. The artist uses the space for preparation and post-production work. It's located just across from a drugstore, a few meters from a discount supermarket. Born on May 11, 1967 in Stuttgart, Germany, Esser grew up in Rome but returned to Germany as a young man to work as a commercial photographer. In that, Esser has strayed from the strict conceptualism and limited range of motifs employed by the Bechers.

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‪Elger Esser

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But even those unfamiliar with the work of Proust or Courbet can find a way in to Esser's art. A greater dissonance between the art of Elger Esser and the location of his Dusseldorf atelier would be hard to imagine. Printed onto silver copperplate and carefully brushed with shellac, Esser captures the soft yellow tones and lustrous air of a dry inlet in France. In 1991, he enrolled in the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he studied under. No other German photographer has captured neighboring France as obsessively as Esser in the past few years. All the details are correct, nothing has been retouched, but still everything seems to be dream-like and still.

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Elger Esser 'Pouldouran'

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Esser always saw modernity as fractured. He is represented by well-respected galleries around the world, while his artworks fetch five-figure sums. It's a typically German scene of suburban drabness. Esser studied from 1991 to 1997 with renowned photographer Bernd Becher at the Academy of Arts in Dusseldorf. The photographs touch on the most existential of questions, namely, where do we come from? Wir durften den Künstler über zwei Jahre hinweg u. The images were taken in Monet's water lily garden.

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‪Elger Esser

elger esser

He can talk for hours about literature, above all Proust and Maupassant, Fabre or Flaubert, but also Thomas Mann. A thirst for the future may have been understandable after the First and Second World Wars, but it caused a lot of damage after 1945. Masses of people and expansive urban landscapes can be found in the works of Andreas Gursky and other photographers from the Dusseldorf School, who tend to focus on modern buildings, interiors, houses, and global modernity. Esser employs traditional techniques, like the nearly extinct printing process of photogravure which allows for terrific sharpness and depth. Horizons form the center of each picture, two large planes divided by a streak of landscape, cliffs, stones.

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Elger Esser: Oskar

elger esser

The concept of beauty is heavily disputed in art historical discourse and the philosophy of aesthetics. Elger Esser's atelier is in Dusseldorf, although he spends much of his time in France Esser's large-format photographs are taken mainly in the French provinces. Modernity was seen as a panacea, not only in art but in architecture, too. His landscape photography often draws on 19th century literature and antique postcards, evoking a sense of suspended time. They are windows looking back in time; they awake memories and feelings of childhood, of the past, of an idealized, innocent state of consciousness.

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Elger Esser captures the landscapes of longing

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His critical take on modernity didn't only win him friends, Esser explained. In his Dusseldorf laboratory he can be seen with rolled-up sleeves, his fingers dipped in developer and fixing solution. Metamorphosen - Der Ausstellungsfilm - 11 minutes, 57 seconds - Go to channel - KunsthalleKarlsruhe - 1. The monochrome sepia tones, as we know them from early photographs, create a surreal atmosphere. In seinen großformatigen Fotografien vereint Elger Esser einen bilddokumentarischen Ansatz mit einer autonomen Farbgestaltung. Literature and the 19th century are his points of reference. Legendary French photographer Gustave Le Gray is a further source of inspiration.

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