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Alex Sher Art

American

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 started taking photographs at the age of twelve. He graduated from Kyiv University in 1984. Two years later, he volunteered as medical personnel to support the Chernobyl nuclear disaster recovery. When asked about that time, Sher says "Having no clue how much radiation you are getting makes you appreciate every breath — pretty much what you feel underwater."

Sher started showing his photographs in the early 1990s; however, he considered himself an amateur until his work was stolen from an exhibition in Kyiv.

Sher immigrated to the United States with his family in 1995 and currently resides in Los Angeles. As a former biologist and an ocean diver, Alex is deeply concerned with the decimation of kelp forests along the California Pacific Coast.

Sher’s underwater photographs emerged in 2011. In 2015, after participating in a photo competition, his works were exhibited in Paris at the Louvre Museum and later at museums in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other major cities. Sher's first personal photo exhibition was held in 2016 in Los Angeles by the Bruce Lurie Gallery. Since then, he has had six exclusive exhibitions, has been in numerous group exhibitions, and has participated in major US art fairs.

Sher's artistic style is marked by the transition from photographing marine wildlife at the very beginning to figurative nudity, with a majority of monochrome black and white works. His most recent pieces showcase minimalism and abstraction with bright colors through a quiet, eye-catchy, and charming combination of figurative and abstract art.

Sher is an excellent underwater coach who trains his models on how to control their breath and buoyancy, as well as their feelings. He also teaches spiritual blending with the water and modeling techniques for different underwater cameras.

Sher generously shares his artistic and technical innovations. His ideas inspire underwater photographers around the world. His first photo book, Mermaids, was published in 2018. He has been represented by Touchon Gallery since 2019.

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(Biography provided by Touchon Gallery)

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Artist: Alex Sher
Bubbles - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment 23x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of beautiful naked young woman breasts covered with air bubbles. The work was included in the book ”Best of Photography 2016" Original digit...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Eyes and Stripes - underwater black&white nude photograph archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater black & white photograph of a young naked women. her face and classic breast are covered with sunbeams. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the arti...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Hot Champagne - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 35x48"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman wrapped in bubbles. This is a bright high resolution photograph with rich green and golden tones migrating onto blue and orange. Ori...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Pigment

Bubbles - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment 17x24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of beautiful naked young woman breasts covered with air bubbles. The work was included in the book ”Best of Photography 2016" Original digit...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Sunbeams - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment 36x24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater black and white photograph of a young naked woman wrapped in air bubbles and sunbeams. There were five grand-pianos at her house, a pool on the third floor, and a sad man...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Steps - underwater photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A light and very becoming underwater photograph of a girl walking down the steps in pool toward you. The light blue photograph shows no swimsuit neither any places where you would ex...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Lucky Catch - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater photograph of a naked young woman wrapped in fishing net. The perfect body of the model has slight green tint; her perfect breasts are partially covered with the green fi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Friday Night - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater black & white photograph of two young naked women wrapped in air bubbles. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24 Pap...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Blood and Milk VIII - underwater nude photograph; archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater photograph of a naked young woman standing on her hands on the bottom of a pool. Her perfect body on the red background and classic heavy breasts leave spectators speechle...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Old Album - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young naked woman on the bottom of the pool. This is a monochrome sepia photograph on discolorated old album paper background. The photograph has been ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Moonlight - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A beautiful and sophisticated underwater photograph of a young naked woman on her back on the bottom of the pool. This is a monochrome photograph close to black and white with rea...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Mermaids - a book of underwater nude and ocean wildlife photographs
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The book “Mermaids” has the best of Alex Sher’s underwater photography for eight years (2010-2017). It blends human erotics with the beauty of the ocean wildlife - transforming the c...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Magazine Paper

Bubbles - underwater photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of beautiful naked young woman breasts covered with air bubbles. The work was included in the book ”Best of Photography 2016" Original galle...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Hot Champagne - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment 18x24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman wrapped in bubbles. This is a bright high resolution photograph with rich green and golden tones migrating onto blue and orange. Ori...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Blood and Milk VIII - underwater nude photograph; archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater photograph of a naked young woman standing on her hands on the bottom of a pool. Her perfect body on the red background and classic heavy breasts leave spectators speechle...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Apriel - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment 29x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful topless young woman in the pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print - signed by the artist. Limited edition of ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Sunbeams - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment 53x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater black and white photograph of a young naked woman wrapped in air bubbles and sunbeams. There were five grand-pianos at her house, a pool on the third floor, and a sad man...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Moonlight - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A beautiful and sophisticated underwater photograph of a young naked woman on her back on the bottom of the pool. This is a monochrome photograph close to black and white with rea...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Green Roll III - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater photograph of a naked young woman diving (rolling) in a pool. This extremely dynamic photograph is rich in green tones looks abstract while in fact it is entirely figurati...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Sunbeams - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on aluminum 36x24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater B&W photograph of a young naked woman wrapped in air bubbles and sunbeams. There were five grand-pianos at her house, a pool on the third floor, and a sad man on the bott...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Drinking Air - underwater photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman in the pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24. The artwork is furnished wi...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Mermaid With Flower Tattoo II - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a beautiful topless model wrapped in red tulle. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24. Print #2 Th...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Little Mermaid - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young naked model wrapped in tulle. One of her charming breasts escaped the cover. The photograph is made in warm sepia tone. Original gallery quali...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Almost - underwater nude photograph - archival paper print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater photograph of a young topless woman taking off her red panties. Her almost naked body is surrounded with floating red petals. The photograph has only three colors: black,...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Wavering - underwater nude b&w photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful naked model on her knees at the bottom of the pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. Lim...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Dancing Flowers - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum 48" x 36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman wrapped in cyan tulle dancing with the bougainvillea flowers on deep black background. Original digital print on aluminum plate signe...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

No Way - black & white nude photograph - archival pigment print 44 x 70"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A black and white photograph of a perfect woman's buttocks and her handcuffed hands giving a finger. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment p...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Green Nails - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater photograph of a naked woman Her young body on the red background and classic heavy breasts leave spectators speechless. It is particularly true for the big prints 44 by 58...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

The Touch - underwater black & white photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater B&W photograph of two young naked women touching her reflection in the water surface. Original digital print on aluminum plate signed by the artist. The artwork needs no...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Friday Night - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater black & white photograph of two young naked women wrapped in air bubbles. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24 Pap...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Moonlight - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A beautiful and sophisticated underwater photograph of a young naked woman on her back on the bottom of the pool. This is a monochrome photograph close to black and white with rea...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Spark - underwater nude photograph from series REFLECTIONS - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Spark” 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 masterpiec...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Mercury- underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young women partially wrapped in bright red scarf - on black background. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. L...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Rounds - underwater black and white photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white portrait of Justin Jedlica - The Human Ken Doll Original gallery quality print on archival paper signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24 The artwor...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Pointe - underwater photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Four years ago I wrecked my sailboat and was self-medicating with vodka at a Russian restaurant when I suddenly noticed a cute girl hanging from the ceiling right above my glass. She...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Wavering - underwater nude b&w photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful naked model on her knees at the bottom of the pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. Lim...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Sunbeams - underwater black & white photograph - archival paper print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater black and white photograph of a young naked woman wrapped in air bubbles and sunbeams. There were five grand-pianos at her house, a pool on the third floor, and a sad man...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Jungle Mermaid - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater ocean photograph of a naked girl swimming in kelp forest. Her beautiful body is surrounded with kelp trees. The photograph was taken in the Pacific Ocean near the Palos...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Blood and Milk VIII - underwater nude photograph; archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater photograph of a naked young woman standing on her hands on the bottom of a pool. Her perfect body on the red background and classic heavy breasts leave spectators speechle...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Green Roll II - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater photograph of a naked young woman diving (rolling) in a pool. This extremely dynamic photograph is rich in green tones looks abstract while in fact it is entirely figurati...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Green Roll I - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater photograph of a naked young woman diving (rolling) in a pool. This extremely dynamic photograph is rich in green tones looks abstract while in fact it is entirely figurati...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Sunbeams - underwater black & white photograph - archival paper print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater B&W photograph of a young naked woman wrapped in air bubbles and sunbeams. There were five grand-pianos at her house, a pool on the third floor, and a sad man on the bott...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Dancing Flowers - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman wrapped in cyan tulle dancing with the bougainvillea flowers on deep black background. Original gallery quality archival pigment prin...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Green Roll (triptych) - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The series Green Roll is an underwater photograph of a naked young woman diving (rolling) in a pool. This extremely dynamic photograph is rich in green tones looks abstract while in ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Marble Cave (triptych) - underwater b&w nude photograph - 3 prints 24"x18" each
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Marble Cave is a series of three underwater black and white photographs depicting a young naked woman swimming in a pool. Her strong body drops a bizarre shadow on the bottom of the ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Dancing Flowers - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman wrapped in cyan tulle dancing with the bougainvillea flowers on neutral black background. Original gallery quality print signed by th...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Marble Cave (blue triptych) - underwater nude photograph - 3 prints 35"x23" each
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Marble Cave is a series of three underwater monochrome photographs depicting a young naked woman swimming in a pool. Her strong body drops a bizarre shadow on the bottom of the pool ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Marble Cave (blue triptych) - underwater nude photograph - 3 prints 24"x18" each
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Marble Cave is a series of three underwater monochrome photographs depicting a young naked woman swimming in a pool. Her strong body drops a bizarre shadow on the bottom of the pool ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Wavering - underwater nude b&w photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful naked model on her knees at the bottom of the pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. Lim...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Dancing Flowers - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman wrapped in cyan tulle dancing with the bougainvillea flowers on deep black background. Original digital print on aluminum plate signe...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Sweet Air (blue) - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A beautiful and mysterious underwater photograph of a young naked woman ascending from the bottom of her pool toward the air and light. This monochromatic aquatic tint photograph is...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Athena - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 18" x 24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman with a sward. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with metallic fi...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Slow Motion (blue) - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A beautiful and mysterious underwater photograph of a young naked woman slowly falling down through the pool water. Her strong body drops a bizarre shadow on the bottom of the pool ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Fluorescence - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 26" x 36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a beautiful naked model at the bottom of a pool. The photograph has powerful color schema floating from blue to magenta. Original gallery quality archi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Rounds - underwater black and white photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white portrait of Justin Jedlica - The Human Ken Doll Original digital print on aluminum plate with 1/8" dibond backing signed by the artist. The artwork nee...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Marble Cave (blue) - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A beautiful and mysterious underwater photograph of a young naked woman relaxing on her back in her pool. This monochromatic aquatic tint photograph is a part of the series Marble...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Athena - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman with a sward. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with metallic fi...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Hibiscus - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 24" x 36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a beautiful naked female on black background. The bright red scarf covers model's head and shoulders leaving open her beautiful butt and legs. Original ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Alex Sher art for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Alex Sher art available for sale. If you are looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, red, green and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Alex Sher in archival pigment print, pigment print, metal and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the Contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Alex Sher art, so small editions measuring 8 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Jean-Michel Rousvoal, Dell Cullum and Trenity Thomas. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $100 and tops out at $4,200, while the average work can sell for $504.

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