KLOMPCHING GALLERY is pleased to announce the exhibition Seascapes: One Location, by the German artist Renate Aller.
Over the course of ten years, Aller has continually photographed the Atlantic Ocean from the same elevated location in Westhampton Beach on Long Island. Through careful observation of the changing seasonal conditions, the Seascapes series encapsulates the character and weight of the ocean.
Aller’s images appear at once effortless, yet full of profundity. The ocean is transformed from appearing like calm molten lava to glistening diamonds and dramatic turbulence, dissected by a horizon that separates water and sky with a shifting slither of blinding light. These are mesmerizing vistas, in which the combination of light, texture and division of space pull the viewer into tranquil spaces that contrast with the verticality of the city.
“There are obvious similarities to Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs and Mark Rothko’s horizontal division of space, but Aller manages to avoid being derivative with hypnotically beautiful combinations of light and texture that meld abstraction with representation in arresting yet simple compositions.” —ArtForum, 2006