Alexej Sachov

The ocean covers more than 70% of Earth, yet approximately 80% remains unexplored. Alexej Sachov’s underwater seascapes capture water’s vast beauty, drawing on dualities between the world above and below the surface. The scenes position viewers as aquatic creatures, allowing them to be engulfed by cresting waves and cobalt seas. The Ukrainian-German artist also engages with ecological concerns. Humanity’s destruction of nature is evident in plastic pollutants that puncture these images – a stark reminder of the climate emergency. In this contrast of elegance and chaos, Sachov’s underwater worlds teeter on the edge of fragility. | @alexej.sachov

Image Credit: Alexej Sachov, Edge of the wave. Mountain (detail), (2022). Fine art print. 68cm x 90cm x 4cm.