Elger Esser

25 Nov 2017 - 27 Jan 2018

KEWENIG is pleased to present the work group «Morgenland» by the German artist Elger Esser, who studied in the 1990s under Bernd and Hilla Becher. It marks the third solo exhibition of the artist with the gallery.

Water landscapes and nature are central themes in Elger Esser's complete photographic works. Inspired by romantic painting and photography from the 19th century, Elger Esser chooses predominantly monochrome and muted shades for his large format landscapes. Through the use of traditional photographic and mechanical techniques, he achieves an extraordinary luminosity and depth, as well as a sense of timelessness and the infinite in his images.

Installation views


Fata Morgana
Gebel el-Silsila
Armant II
El-Kab II
Akko III
Akko II
Akko II
One Sky IX (Adamit, Zrarieh I)
One Sky VIII (Arav Al-Aramsha, Bazourieh)
Saida II
Salwa Bahry I
See Genezareth I
Jisr az-Zarqa I