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Visually floating within this underwater abstract photograph, “Private Pool” uncovers a new perspective on the inherent beauty of the water and the feminine form. The work reveals the skin tones of the nude body, the bright blues and vibrant greens of the terrestrial world above, and the cascade of bubbles escaping towards the surface. This chaotic rippling scene of vivid colors and distorted female forms reminds the works of renowned masters of the art world. Sher’s “Private Pool”, in particular, brings to mind the fantastic constructions of Gustav Klimt.
“Private Pool” is a part of Alex Sher’s popular series REFLECTIONS - underwater photographs that could be almost mistaken for abstract paintings as they bring up recollections of masterpieces by Picasso, Dali or Gustav Klimt. In fact REFLECTIONS are straight photographic capturing of the water’s surface from below, with a submerged underwater camera. The photographs freeze natural momentary reflections in water surface - the unique kaleidoscopic fragmentations of human body into nearly unrecognizable forms. It is these bold accents of color, mesmerizing textures, dramatic lines, and distinctive distortions that make Sher’s works unique highly advisable masterpieces.
Original gallery quality archival pigment print face mounted to 1/4" museum grade acrylic plate backed with 1/8" dibond and hidden frame. Limited edition of 12. The artwork is furnished with certificate of authenticity, signed by artist with artist's name, edition number, edition limit, and other details. The artwork needs no framing; it is being hung by a hidden frame on the back. Additional framing is available upon request.
Alex Sher is an award-winning American underwater fine art photographer whose admiration of feminine sensuality heralded him to worldwide acclaim.
Sher was born in Ukraine in 1962 and graduated from Kyiv University in 1984. Sher started showing his photographs in early nineties and was considered an emerging artist until one of his pieces was stolen from an exhibition in Kyiv, leading to the epiphany that his works represented a significant value to the public.
In 1995 Sher and his family immigrated to the United States where Sher began experimenting with underwater photography evolving from a marine wildlife photographer, to figurative fine art, to monochrome black and white works, and into his latest artistic innovation that weaves together the figurative and the abstract.
In 2015 his work began to attract extensive interest. To date, Sher’s work has been exhibited in London, Paris, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other major cities including the Louvre Museum in Paris. His first solo show was held in 2016 at Los Angeles’s Bruce Lurie Gallery. Since his debut, he has had six exclusive exhibitions, has been in numerous group exhibitions, and has participated in prominent art fairs. In 2018 his first photo book “Mermaids” was published.
Sher mastered the profession of underwater coaching teaching his models to control their feelings, breathing, and buoyancy. Bringing forth this spiritual blending with the water and his technical and artistic innovations with the camera, he generously shares his techniques with models and aspiring photographers.
August 31st, 2021
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