Ester Vonplon (CH, 1980) studied Photography in Berlin, Germany and got her master in Fine Arts in Zurich. Viewing photographs immediately raises the question of who or what we see and where the picture was taken. The images of Ester Vonplon overcome this reflex, most recently in a series whose subjects are a deserted nature free of artifacts. Vonplon has developed abstraction in her new work. Despite the figurative basis of photography, one can now speak of non-figurative pictures. Formal and substantive certainties no longer exist. Similar to color field painting, observers immerse themselves in color spaces. They have to rely on their own perception: to see now means to discover.
Her works have been shown at the Photo Biennale in Shenzhen, China, at Paris Photo, at Photo London and Copperfield Gallery, London, as well as in museum shows in Switzerland, Germany and in Poland.