Look ahead / Moving into the 2020s

Locquirec
© Elger Esser / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Elger Esser

Locquirec, 2020

C-Print, Diasec Face
77 × 98 × 4 cm

signed and dated on the reverse
(ESSERE/F 6)

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Elger Esser's photographic works seem to have fallen out of time, as if they were created in the early years of photography in the 19th century. But appearances are deceptive: it's a long way from old-fashioned photography to c-print, not to mention Esser's own technical inventions - such as his use of silver-plated copper plates with shellac varnish. The yearning look at Romania, especially France, certainly has to do with the history of photography, but it is also family-related: Esser, who belonged to the legendary "Düsseldorf School," probably saw his adopted artistic home in the neighboring country. His motifs are not only removed from time, but also from spatial reference. Esser understands how to capture the magic of a real place as fiction on the picture carrier. "In my work I live in another time".
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