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Ellen Cuylaerts
Encounters: Nature and Culture
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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Vibrachrome on Aluminum
30" x 24" 

    Arctic Soul

    Vibrachrome on Aluminum
    30" x 24"
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Vibrachrome on Aluminum
30" x 24" 

    Sun Touched

    Vibrachrome on Aluminum
    30" x 24"
  • Wild at Heart
Vibrachrome on Aluminum
27" x 48" 

    Wild at Heart

    Vibrachrome on Aluminum
    27" x 48"
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Vibrachrome on Aluminum
25" x 20" 

    Mom & Pup

    Vibrachrome on Aluminum
    25" x 20"
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Vibrachrome on Aluminum
33" x 25.5" 

    Wild

    Vibrachrome on Aluminum
    33" x 25.5"
  • In Between Worlds
Vibrachrome on Aluminum
25" x 20" 

    In Between Worlds

    Vibrachrome on Aluminum
    25" x 20"
  • Haze
Vibrachrome on Aluminum
18" x 32" 

    Haze

    Vibrachrome on Aluminum
    18" x 32"
  • Bow Down
Vibrachrome on Aluminum
22.5" x 40" 

    Bow Down

    Vibrachrome on Aluminum
    22.5" x 40"
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Vibrachrome on Aluminum
17.5" x 40" 

    Squadron

    Vibrachrome on Aluminum
    17.5" x 40"
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Ellen Cuylaerts

ELLEN CUYLAERTS

Encounters: Nature and Culture
March 13 – April 3, 2018
Reception: Thursday, March 15, 2018 6-8 PM

Cayman Islands-based artist Ellen Cuylaerts photographs aquatic wildlife around the world, highlighting the distinct connections between man, animal, and environment. Abandoning the tradition of straightforward, documentary photography, Cuylaerts chooses to convey her subjective perception of her animal encounters. The resulting images document the fleeting moment in which photographer and animal establish mutual understanding and two worlds connect.

Cuylaerts researches and chooses her subjects based on conservation and environmental concerns in an effort to foster awareness regarding climate change and loss of habitat. In images such as In Between Worlds, the artist captures a lone seal amid a snowy landscape, but a fishing ship looms in the background as a reference to the predatory dangers presented by humans. In her underwater photographs, such as Wild, Cuylaerts captures a misunderstood shark with compassion, the dramatic, filtered light mediated and amplified by her lens to capture the emotional affect of the encounter.




The Underwater World

Photographer Ellen Cuylaerts captures images of sea creatures that are strikingly serene, peaceful, and intimate.

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